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Matthew 28:16

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

Read Matthew 28:16 Using Other Translations

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

What does Matthew 28:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 28:16

Then the eleven disciples
For Judas was not only gone from them, but was dead; so that there were now but eleven of them: went

away into Galilee:
not directly, as soon as the women had delivered their message; for Christ appeared to them the same day at Jerusalem; and so he did at the same place that week; see ( John 20:19 John 20:26 ) , but some time, after this they went together into Galilee, according to Christ's direction both before and after his resurrection, ( Matthew 26:32 ) ( 28:10 ) ,

into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them;
either before his death, or since he was risen; and very likely at one of the above interviews he had with them. This is generally thought to be Mount Tabor; but of this there is no proof, nor certainty: it might be the mountain near Capernaum, on which he taught, ( Matthew 5:1 ) , or that, if not the same with the other, near the sea of Galilee, where Christ fed four thousand with seven loaves, and a few fishes, ( Matthew 15:29 ) . A mountain was appointed for this meeting, both for solitariness and for sight; for here it was he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once, ( 1 Corinthians 15:6 ) .

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