Matthew 28:16-20International Standard Version (ISV)
Jesus Commissions His Disciples
16 The eleven disciples went into Galilee to the hillside to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, though some had doubts. 18 Then Jesus approached them and told them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day[a]until the end of the age.”[b]
14 Finally he appeared to his eleven disciples[a] while they were eating. He rebuked them for their unbelief and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who had seen him after he had risen. 15 Then he told them, “As you go into the entire world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.[b]16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever doesn’t believe will be condemned. 17 These are the signs that will accompany those who believe: In my name they’ll drive out demons. they’ll speak in new languages,[c]18 and they’ll pick up snakes with their hands.[d] Even if they drink any deadly poison, it won’t hurt them, and they’ll place their hands on the sick, and they’ll recover.”
19 It was the evening of the first day of the week,[a] and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.[b] Jesus came and stood among them. He told them, “Peace be with you.”20 After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side, and when they saw the Lord, the disciples were overjoyed. 21 Jesus told them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and told them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.23 If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven. If you retain people’s sins, they are retained.”
John 20:19Or evening of that day, the first of the Sabbaths
6 Now those who had gathered together began to ask Jesus,[a] “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He answered them, “It isn’t for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority.8 But you’ll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you’ll be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
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