Mark 16:9-18

The end of Mark's book

9  [Jesus became alive again early on the first day of the week. He appeared first to Mary from Magdala. Jesus had caused seven bad spirits to leave her. 10 She went to the people who had been with Jesus. They were all very sad and they were crying. Mary spoke to them. 11 She told them that Jesus was alive. And she told them that she had seen him. But they did not believe it.

16:9Some important copies of Mark's Gospel do not have verses 9-20. But many copies do have these verses.

12 After these things had happened, Jesus appeared to two other disciples. They were walking away from the town to their village. Jesus seemed to be different to them. 13 Those two disciples went and they told all the other disciples. But the other disciples also did not believe them.

14 After that, Jesus appeared to the 11 disciples while they were eating. He told them that they were wrong not to believe. They should have been ready to believe. People had seen that he was now alive again. But the disciples had not believed them.

15 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Go to all people everywhere in the world. Tell God's good news to everyone. 16 If a person believes in me, then you should baptize that person. And God will save that person. But if a person does not believe, God will show that that person has done a bad thing. 17 Powerful things like this will happen when people believe in me: On my behalf, they will send bad spirits out of people. They will speak new languages. 18 If they pick up a snake, it will not hurt them. If they drink poison, it will not hurt them. They will put their hands on ill people, and God will make those people well.’