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Mark 16

Resurrection Morning

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise.
3 They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?"
4 Looking up, they observed that the stone-which was very large-had been rolled away.
5 When they entered the tomb, they saw a young mana dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed.b
6 "Don't be alarmed," he told them. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him.
7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.' "
8 So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone, since they were afraid. [

Appearances of the Risen Lord

9 Early on the first day of the week, after He had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons.
10 She went and reported to those who had been with Him, as they were mourning and weeping.
11 Yet, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.
12 Then after this, He appeared in a different form to two of them walking on their way into the country.
13 And they went and reported it to the rest, who did not believe them either.

The Great Commission

14 Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.
15 Then He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages;
18 they will pick up snakes; c if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well."

The Ascension

19 Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying signs.]d
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