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Verses of Mark 16

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Mark 16:17 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

17. Follow them that believe This promise is general, but not universal. It does not affirm that all in all ages who believe shall be followed by these signs. In fact, if each sign is once, twice, or thrice fulfilled in the case of any who believe, it is completely fulfilled. All over that is surplus fulfilment. So that those are very foolish who cavil that, according to this text, all believers must perform signs, and that none that work not miracles can be true believers.

The signs here mentioned do not include the raising of the dead. That great miracle, by which the soul is recalled from its departed state, has perhaps never been unequivocally and completely performed since the resurrection of our Lord.

In my name… cast out devils As Jesus cast out devils in his own original power, so the apostles must perform the same miracles in his, and not in their own name. Their first miracle should be that signal work which typified the great work of Christ in expelling evil and its author from the soul of man, and from the world, namely, the casting out of devils. This phenomenon of possession existed through the apostolic age; and the fathers of the early Church bear ample testimony that the true believer expelled demons through faith in Jesus’s name.

Speak with new tongues Tongues by them not hitherto possessed. Here is an intimation of the Pentecostal miracle. This miracle remained with the early Church (1Co 12:10) as a symbol of the power of Christianity to pervade all the tribes and languages of the babbling earth, and as a means of arresting the attention of the unchristian and unheeding world.

Verses of Mark 16

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Consult other comments:

Mark 16:17 - The Greek Testament

Mark 16:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Mark 16:17 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 16:17 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 16:17 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 16:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 16:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 16:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 16:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 16:17 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:17 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 16:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:17 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 16:17 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 16:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 16:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 16:17 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 16:17 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 16:17 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 16:17 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 16:17 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 16:17 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 16:17 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 16:17 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 16:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 16:17 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 16:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 16:17 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments