Modern Literal Version

[Matthew 28]

     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}

     28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it was dawning toward the first daylight of the week, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary came to view the burial chamber. 28:2 And behold, there became a great earthquake; for* a messenger of the Lord descended out of heaven, who came near and rolled away the stone from the door and was sitting upon it. 28:3 His form was like lightning and his clothingwas white like snow; 28:4 and those who are guarding the door, were shaken from the fear of him and became like dead men.

     28:5 Now the messenger answered and said to the women, Do* not be afraid; for* I know that you*are seeking Jesus, who has been crucified. 28:6 He is not here; for* he was raised, just-as he said. Come-here*, behold* the place where the Lord was laying. 28:7 And traveling quickly, say* to his disciples, He was raised from the dead, and behold, he is preceding you* into Galilee; you* will be seeing him there. Behold, I have said this to you*.

     28:8 And having gone out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to report to his disciples.

     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}

     28:9 Now as they were traveling to also report it to his disciples, behold, Jesus encountered them, saying, Rejoice*! But they came and took-hold of his feet and worshiped him. 28:10 Then Jesus says to them, Do* not be afraid. Proceed* away; report* to my brethren in order that they might go into Galilee and they will be seeing me there.

     {Mat 28:11-15 Sun. Morning; no parallel.}

     28:11 Now while they are traveling, behold, some of the sentry came into the city and reported to the high-priests all the things which had happened. 28:12 And having been gathered together with the elders and having taken council, they gave a considerable amount of silver to the soldiers, 28:13 saying, Say*: after we had fallen-asleep, his disciples came of the night and stole him away. 28:14 And if this is heard of over the governor, we will be persuading him and will be making* you* carefree. 28:15 So they took the silver and did* like they were taught and this speech was broadcasted with the Jewsand is continuing till today.

     {Mat 28:16-17 & 1Co 15:6 Mountain in Galilee.}

     28:16 But the eleven disciples traveled into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed to them. 28:17 And having seen him, they worshiped him, but some were skeptical.

     {Mar 16:15-18 & Mat 28:18-20 & Luk 24:46-47 Mountain in Galilee; The Great Commission.}

     28:18 And Jesus came near to them and spoke to them, saying, All authority was given to me in heaven and upon earth.

     28:19When traveling, make* disciples of all the nations, immersing* them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 28:20teaching them to observe all things, as many things as I commanded you*, and behold, I am with you* all the days until the end of the world.


{{ Introduction to Mark 45-52 AD.

    The book of Mark, better titled as 'The Good-news According to Mark,' was written for a Roman audience. The author of the book does not identify himself, but the early Christian congregations attributed the authorship to John Mark, cousin of Barnabas and possibly Peter's son. It is fast paced and should have been the first book of the New Testament. With this in mind, many feel this gospel was written primarily to the Romans who were very industrious and proud of their achievements. Jesus' heroic service to others and His willingness to die for others would attract Roman attention too. The Romans were not interested in lots of extra details, nor were they too concerned about prophecies contained in Jewish writings from hundreds of years earlier (Mark only quotes three Old Testament prophecies). Mark even disregards many instances of special Jewish interest and explains Jewish customs and language for non-Jewish readers (5:41; 7:34; 15:34). Mark gives us one of the three reasons for Jesus' death: A ransom for many - 10:45. For the forgiveness of sins - Matthew 26:28. For the sheep - John 10:11. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is the very relevant background for this Good-news book. The events in Mark are held by scholars to be in chronological order. Starting from His immersion (baptism) Mark portrays Jesus as a Man constantly on the move for God, with the word 'immediately' appearing 42 times in this book, the shortest of the Good-news accounts. Percentage-wise, Mark spends more time dealing with the final week of Jesus' life than any of the other Good-news writers. The final instructions given by Jesus after His resurrection, in this biography, are to 'preach the good-news to the whole creation. He who believes and is immersed will be saved, but he who disbelieves will be condemned' (Mark 16:15-16).}}

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