Mary Magdelene and Mary of Bethany rushed to the tomb of Jesus early morning, carrying spices so that they could anoint the body of Jesus. They were wondering, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
To their surprise, they found the stone at the entrance of the tomb, which was very large has already been rolled away. They were alarmed to notice a young man clothed in a white robe sitting there to the right. He told them that Jesus has risen, and instructed them to tell the disciples and go to Galilee.
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After going through these events, the women were shocked.
Mark 16:8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.For some unknown reason, the Gospel of Mark ends here abruptly. Most likely, the very early copies of the Gospel were damaged. It ends at 16:8. Mark 16:9-20 (below) are attempts to wrap up the Gospel in a meaningful manner.
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.
This chapter concludes the Book of Mark.