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Mark  ◦   Chapter 16

1After Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome took spices to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus.2Very early on Sunday — the first day of the week — just after sunrise, as they were walking to the tomb,3they asked each other, "Who will we get to roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

4But when they arrived, they saw that the massive stone had already been rolled away.5They entered the tomb and saw a young man dressed in white robes sitting on the right side of the tomb, and were startled.

6"Don't be afraid," he said. "You're here looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is no longer dead, but has risen and is not here. Look, the place where they laid him is empty.7Go and tell his disciples (and make sure you tell Peter!), 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.'"

8Trembling with joy and excitement, they ran as fast as they could from the tomb, saying nothing, because they were stunned.

9Jesus, after arising from the dead early on Sunday, appeared first to Mary Magdalene — the woman from whom he had driven seven demons.10She went and told the others who had been with him, but who were now crying and grieving.11But they did not believe her when she told them that Jesus was alive and she had seen him.

12Later, Jesus presented himself with a different appearance to two of them who were walking in the country.13These two returned and told the rest; but they didn't believe them either.

14At a later time, the Eleven were eating together, and Jesus appeared to them. He rebuked them for not trusting him to do what he said he would do, and for their stubborn refusal to believe those who had already seen him since he had risen.

15Then he instructed them: "Go throughout the entire world and take the Remedy to all creation.16Those who believe and immerse themselves into the Remedy will be healed, but those who don’t believe and reject the Remedy remain terminal.17And these will be the evidences of those who believe: In my character of truth and love, they will drive back evil angels; they will speak new languages;18if they are bitten by poisonous snakes, or ingest some toxin, it will not harm them. They will minister to the sick and lay hands on them, and the sick will get well."

19When the Lord Jesus finished speaking to them, he ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.20Then the disciples went out and began spreading the Remedy everywhere, and the Lord worked with them, providing evidence that their message was true.