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Verses of Mark 16

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Mark 16:19 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

19. He was received up into heaven Of this ascension the fullest account of all the Gospels is given in Luk 24:50-52. And as if the ascension belonged less to the Gospel narrative than to the growth of the kingdom of God after that narrative closes, the fullest picture of all is given in Act 1:2-12.

The scene took place (not in Galilee, but) on the Mount of Olives near the verge of Bethany. Our Saviour led them to that spot, and while conversing with them, he lifted up his hand and blessed them. And as he blessed them he began to ascend. And as he ascended, the cloud gathering beneath his feet at once bore him upward and closed him from their sight.

Whither did the person of Jesus ascend? Into heaven. But where is heaven? We know not its locality in the immensity of the universe. Astronomers indeed tell us that there is a centre of our solar system, and that is the sun. But the sun is a member of a larger system, which has its centre or sun.

And this is member of a still grander system revolving around its centre. At last there is a centre of the whole universe. At that centre resides the great MOVER of the whole. There doubtless is the central residence of GOD. To that centre perhaps Jesus departed. At any rate heaven is away from this earth, and away from this earth is up. Wherever heaven is therefore it is up. The language of Scripture, the language of humanity, the language of our childhood, herein is true, and, strictly in accordance with the highest science.

Verses of Mark 16

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Mark 16:19 - The Greek Testament

Mark 16:19 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Mark 16:19 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 16:19 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 16:19 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 16:19 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 16:19 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 16:19 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:19 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Mark 16:19 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:19 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 16:19 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Mark 16:19 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 16:19 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Mark 16:19 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 16:19 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 16:19 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 16:19 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Mark 16:19 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 16:19 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:19 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Mark 16:19 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 16:19 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 16:19 - The Gospel According to St. Mark: A Devotional Commentary

Mark 16:19 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Mark 16:19 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Mark 16:19 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Mark 16:19 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 16:19 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Mark 16:19 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 16:19 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 16:19 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 16:19 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Mark 16:19 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 16:19 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Mark 16:19 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 16:19 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 16:19 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 16:19 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 16:19 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments