Mark 16

Chapter 16

16:2  And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

And very early

For the order of events on the day of the resurrection, and for the order of our Lord's appearances after His resurrection, see,

(See Scofield "Matthew 28:1") See Scofield " Matthew 28:9 "

16:6  And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Ye seek

Jesus ye seek -- the Nazarene, the crucified; He arose! He is not here! The tone is of triumph. Cf. Psalms 2:4 .

16:9  Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Now when

The passage from verse 9 to the end is not found in the two most ancient manuscripts, the Sinaitic and Vatican, and others have it with partial omissions and variations. But it is quoted by Irenaeus and Hippolytus in the second or third century.

appeared (See Scofield "Matthew 28:9")

16:14  Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.


A collective term, equivalent to "The Sanhedrin," "The Commons," not necessarily implying that eleven persons were present. See Luke 24:33 ; 1 Corinthians 15:5 ; Matthew 28:16 where "eleven disciples" implies a definite number of persons.

16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.


(See Scofield "Romans 1:16")