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Mark 16:15

    Mark 16:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, Go into all the world, and give the good news to everyone.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

    Definitions for Mark 16:15

    Gospel - Good news.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 16:15

    Go ye into all the world - See on Matthew 28:19 (note).

    And preach the Gospel to every creature - Proclaim the glad tidings - of Christ crucified; and raised from the dead - to all the creation, πασῃ τῃ κτισει - to the Gentile world; for in this sense בריות berioth, is often understood among the rabbins; because He, through the grace of God, hath tasted death for Every man, Hebrews 2:9. And on the rejection of the Gospel by the Jews, it was sent to the whole Gentile world.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 16:15

    Into all the world - To the Gentiles as well as the Jews. It was contrary to the opinions of the Jews that the Gentiles should be admitted to the privileges of the Messiah's kingdom, or that the partition wall between them should be broken down. See Acts 22:21-22. It was long before the disciples could be trained to the belief that the gospel was to be preached to all men; and it was only by special revelation, even after this command, that Peter preached to the Gentile centurion, Acts 10; Jesus has graciously ordered that the preaching of the gospel shall be stopped by no barriers. Wherever there is man, there it is to be proclaimed. To every sinner he offers life, and all the world is included in the message of mercy, and every child of Adam is offered eternal salvation.

    Preach - Proclaim; make known; offer. To do this to every creature is to offer pardon and eternal life to him on the terms of the plan of mercy - through repentance, and faith in the Lord Jesus.

    The gospel - The good news. The tidings of salvation. The assurance that the Messiah has come, and that sin may be forgiven and the soul saved.

    To every creature - That is, to every human being. Man has no right to limit this offer to any class of men. God commands his servants to offer the salvation to "all men." If they reject, it is at their peril. God is not to blame if they do not choose to be saved. His mercy is manifest; his grace is boundless in offering life to a creature so guilty as man.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 16:15

    16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature - Our Lord speaks without any limitation or restriction. If therefore every creature in every age hath not heard it, either those who should have preached, or those who should have heard it, or both, made void the counsel of God herein. Mt 28:19.
    Book: Mark
    Topic: Apostles