Mark 16:19

19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.

Mark 16:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
ESV
19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
NLT
19 When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
MSG
19 Then the Master Jesus, after briefing them, was taken up to heaven, and he sat down beside God in the place of honor.
CSB
19 Then after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Mark 16:19 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 16:19

So then, after the Lord
The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions add, "Jesus"; and the Ethiopic version reads, "our Lord, the Lord Jesus"; and both Syriac and Persic read, "our Lord"; which is common in these versions, where the word "Lord" is used:

had spoken unto them;
the disciples, the above words, which commissioned them where to go, what to do, and what to say; and what should follow them, for the confirmation of their mission and doctrine:

he was received up into heaven;
in a cloud, angels attending him, and devils led captive by him, and with a welcome into his Father's presence:

and sat on the right hand of God;
the Ethiopic version adds, "his own Father", and which is an evidence of his having done his work, and that to full satisfaction; and is an honour never conferred on angels, or any mere creature; and is a peculiar dignity conferred on the human nature of Christ, in union with his divine person; and here he will remain, till his second coming.

Mark 16:19 In-Context

17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Luke 24:50,51; John 6:62; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 3:16
  • 2. Psalms 110:1; Matthew 26:64; Acts 2:33; Acts 5:31; Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 12:2