Mark 16:9-20

[The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]

9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping.
11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.
13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all 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 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.

Mark 16:9-20 In-Context

7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
10 She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping.
11 When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.
13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all 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 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 14

  • 1. Mark 15:47; John 20:11-18
  • 2. ver 13,14; Luke 24:11
  • 3. Luke 24:13-32
  • 4. Luke 24:36-43
  • 5. Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:47,48; Acts 1:8
  • 6. Jn 3:16,18,36; Acts 16:31
  • 7. S John 4:48
  • 8. Mark 9:38; Luke 10:17; Acts 5:16; Acts 8:7; Acts 16:18; Acts 19:13-16
  • 9. Acts 2:4; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; 1Co 12:10,28,30; 1 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Corinthians 14:2-39
  • 10. Luke 10:19; Acts 28:3-5
  • 11. S Acts 6:6
  • 12. Luke 24:50,51; John 6:62; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 3:16
  • 13. Psalms 110:1; Matthew 26:64; Acts 2:33; Acts 5:31; Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 12:2
  • 14. S John 4:48