Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Testament in a Year - March 21

Mark 16:1 - 16:20- Easy-To-Read Version (ERV)

March 21

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News that Jesus Has Risen from Death

16 1The next day after the Sabbath day,* Mary from Magdala, Salome, and Mary the
mother of James bought some sweet-smelling spices. They wanted to put the spices
on Jesus' body. 2Very early on that day, the first day of the week, the women were
going to the tomb.* It was very early after sunrise. 3The women said to each other,
"There is a large stone covering the entrance of the tomb. Who will move the stone
for us?" 4Then the women looked and saw that the stone was moved. The stone was
very large, but it was moved away from the entrance. 5The women walked into the
tomb.* They saw a young man there wearing a white robe. The man was sitting on the
right side of the tomb. The women were afraid. 6But the man said, "Don't be afraid.
You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, the one that was killed on a cross. He
has risen from death! He is not here. Look, here is the place they put him when
he was dead. 7Now go and tell his followers. And [be sure to] tell Peter. Tell them,
'Jesus is going into Galilee. He will be there before you. You will see him there
like he told you before.'" 8The women were very afraid and confused. They left the
tomb* and ran away. The women did not tell about what happened, because they were
afraid. Some of the oldest Greek copies of Mark end the book here.]

Some Followers See Jesus

9Jesus rose from death early on the first day of the week. Jesus showed himself
first to Mary from Magdala. One time in the past, Jesus had forced seven demons*
to leave Mary. 10After Mary saw Jesus, she went and told his followers. His followers
were very sad and were crying. 11But Mary told them that Jesus was alive. Mary said
that she had seen Jesus. But the followers did not believe her. 12Later, Jesus showed
himself to two followers while they were walking in the country. But Jesus did not
look the same as before he was killed. 13These followers went back to the other
followers and told them what happened. Again, the followers did not believe them.

Jesus Talks to the Apostles

14Later Jesus showed himself to the eleven followers while they were eating. Jesus
criticized the followers because they had little faith. They were stubborn and refused
to believe the people that said Jesus had risen from death. 15Jesus said to the
followers, "Go everywhere in the world. Tell the Good News* to every person. 16Any
person that believes and is baptized* will be saved. But the person that does not
believe will be judged guilty. 17And the people that believe will be able to do
these things as proof: They will use my name to force demons* out of people. They
will speak in languages they never learned. 18Those people will hold snakes without
being hurt. And those people will drink poison without being hurt. Those people
will touch sick people, and the sick people will be healed."

Jesus Goes Back to Heaven

19After the Lord Jesus said these things to the followers, he was carried up into
heaven. There, Jesus sat at the right side of God. 20The followers went everywhere
in the world and told the Good News* to people. And the Lord helped them. The Lord
proved that the Good News they told people was true. He proved this by giving the
followers power to do miracles.*

Footnotes: Sabbath day The seventh day of the Jewish week. It was a special religious
day for the Jews. tomb A grave dug in a wall of rock. demon(s) Demons are evil spirits
from the devil. Good News The news that God has made a way for people to have their
sins forgiven and live with him forever. baptized A Greek word meaning to be immersed,
dipped, or buried briefly under water. miracle(s) Amazing works done by God's power.

"Taken from the HOLY BIBLE: EASY-TO-READ VERSION © 2001 by World Bible Translation
Center, Inc. and used by permission."


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