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this is where they laid his body. 7 Now go and tell
his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going
ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there,
just as he told you before he died.”
8 The women fled from the tomb, trembling
and bewildered, and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened.*
[The most ancient manuscripts of Mark
conclude with verse 16:8. Later manuscripts
add one or both of the following endings.]
[Shorter Ending of Mark]
Then they briefly reported all this to Peter and
his companions. Afterward Jesus himself sent
them out from east to west with the sacred and
unfailing message of salvation that gives eternal life. Amen.
[Longer Ending of Mark]
9 After
Jesus rose from the dead early on Sunday morning, the first person who saw him was
16:8 The most reliable early manuscripts of the Gospel of Mark
end at verse 8. Other manuscripts include various endings
to the Gospel. A few include both the “shorter ending” and
the “longer ending.” The majority of manuscripts include
the “longer ending” immediately after verse 8. 16:14 Some
early manuscripts add: And they excused themselves, saying,
“This age of lawlessness and unbelief is under Satan, who does
not permit God’s truth and power to conquer the evil [unclean]
spirits. Therefore, reveal your justice now.” This is what they
said to Christ. And Christ replied to them, “The period of years
of Satan’s power has been fulfilled, but other dreadful things
will happen soon. And I was handed over to death for those
who have sinned, so that they may return to the truth and sin
no more, and so they may inherit the spiritual, incorruptible,
and righteous glory in heaven.” 16:17 Or new tongues; some
manuscripts do not include new.
Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom he
had cast out seven demons. 10 She went to the
disciples, who were grieving and weeping, and
told them what had happened. 11 But when she
told them that Jesus was alive and she had seen
him, they didn’t believe her.
12 Afterward he appeared in a different form
to two of his followers who were walking from
Jerusalem into the country. 13 They rushed back
to tell the others, but no one believed them.
14 Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. He rebuked
them for their stubborn unbelief because they
refused to believe those who had seen him after
he had been raised from the dead.*
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the
world and preach the Good News to everyone.
16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be
saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will
be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will
accompany those who believe: They will cast
out demons in my name, and they will speak in
new languages.* 18 They will be able to handle
snakes with safety, and if they drink anything
poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able
to place their hands on the sick, and they will
be healed.”
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. 20 And the disciples went every where
and preached, and the Lord worked through
them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.

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