Matthew 28:16

The Great Commission

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded 1to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.

Matthew 28:16 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

Matthew 28:16 In-Context

14 "And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble."
15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.
16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.
18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 26:32; Matthew 28:7, 10; Mark 15:41; Mark 16:7
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