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Mark 16:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [[Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He first appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now when [Jesus] was risen early, the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now when he had risen very early, the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom he had cast seven demons.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [And, arising early, on the first of the week, he was manifested, first, unto Mary the Magdalene, from whom he had cast, seven demons.]
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he, having risen in the morning of the first of the sabbaths, did appear first to Mary the Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalen; out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now when [Iesus] was risen early, the first day of the weeke, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seuen deuils.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But in the morning of the first day of the week he arose, and was first seen by Mariam Magdalitha, she who had seven devils cast out from her.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And in the morning of the first day of the week, he arose; and he appeared first to Mary Magdalena, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
when [Jesus] was risen 450
{0450} Prime
From G0303 and G2476; to stand up (literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively).
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
early 4404
{4404} Prime
Adverb from G4253; at dawn; by implication the day break watch.
the first 4413
{4413} Prime
Contracted superlative of G4253; foremost (in time, place, order or importance).
[day] of the week, 4521
{4521} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H7676]; the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension a se'nnight, that is, the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications.
he appeared 5316
{5316} Prime
Prolongation for the base of G5457; to lighten (shine), that is, show (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative).
<5648> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 72
first 4412
{4412} Prime
Neuter of G4413 as an adverb (with or without G3588); firstly (in time, place, order, or importance).
to Mary 3137
{3137} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H4813]; Maria or Mariam (that is, Mirjam), the name of six Christian females.
Magdalene, 3094
{3094} Prime
Feminine of a derivative of G3093; a female Magdalene, that is, inhabitant of Magdala.
out of 575
{0575} Prime
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
whom 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
he had cast 1544
{1544} Prime
From G1537 and G0906; to eject (literally or figuratively).
<5715> Grammar
Tense - Pluperfect (See G5779)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
seven 2033
{2033} Prime
A primary number; seven.
devils. 1140
{1140} Prime
Neuter of a derivative of G1142; a daemonic being; by extension a deity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 16:9

_ _ Mark 16:9-18. Appearances of Jesus after His Resurrection.

_ _ Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils — There is some difficulty here, and different ways of removing it have been adopted. She had gone with the other women to the sepulchre (Mark 16:1), parting from them, perhaps, before their interview with the angel, and on finding Peter and John she had come with them back to the spot; and it was at this second visit, it would seem, that Jesus appeared to this Mary, as detailed in John 20:11-18. To a woman was this honor given to be the first that saw the risen Redeemer, and that woman was NOT his virgin-mother.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Mark 16:9-13

_ _ We have here a very short account of two of Christ's appearances, and the little credit which the report of them gained with the disciples.

_ _ I. He appeared to Mary Magdalene, to her first in the garden, which we have a particular narrative of, John 20:14. It was she out of whom he had cast seven devils; much was forgiven her, and much was given her, and done for her, and she loved much; and this honour Christ did her, that she was the first that saw him after his resurrection. The closer we cleave to Christ, the sooner we may expect to see him, and the more to see of him.

_ _ Now, 1. She brings notice of what she had seen, to the disciples; not only to the eleven, but to the rest that followed him, as they mourned and wept, Mark 16:10. Now was the time of which Christ had told them, that they should mourn and lament, John 16:20. And it was an evidence of their great love to Christ, and the deep sense they had of their loss of him. But when their weeping had endured a night or two, comfort returned, as Christ has promised; I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice. Better news cannot be brought to disciples in tears, than to tell them of Christ's resurrection. And we should study to be comforters to disciples that are mourners, by communicating to them our experiences, and what we have seen of Christ.

_ _ 2. They could not give credit to the report she brought them. They heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her. The story was plausible enough, and yet they believed not. They would not say that she made the story herself, or designed to deceive them; but they fear that she is imposed upon, and that it was but a fancy that she saw him. Had they believed the frequent predictions of it from his own mouth, they would not have been now so incredulous of the report of it.

_ _ II. He appeared to two of the disciples, as they went into the country, Mark 16:12. This refers, no doubt, to that which is largely related (Luke 24:13, etc.), of which passed between Christ and the two disciples going to Emmaus. He is here said to have appeared to them in another form, in another dress than what he usually wore, in the form of a traveller, as, in the garden, in such a dress, that Mary Magdalene took him for the gardener; but that he had really his own countenance, appears by this, that their eyes were holden, that they should not know him; and when that restrain on their eyes was taken off, immediately they knew him, Lu. 24:16-31. Now,

_ _ 1. These two witnesses gave in their testimony to this proof of Christ's resurrection; They went and told it to the residue, Mark 16:13. Being satisfied themselves, they were desirous to give their brethren the satisfaction they had, that they might be comforted as they were.

_ _ 2. This did not gain credit with all; Neither believed they them. They suspected that their eyes also deceived them. Now there was a wise providence in it, the proofs of Christ's resurrection were given in thus gradually, and admitted thus cautiously, that so the assurance with which the apostles preached this doctrine afterward, when they ventured their all upon it, might be the more satisfying. We have the more reason to believe those who did themselves believe so slowly: had they swallowed it presently, they might have been thought credulous, and their testimony the less to be regarded; but their disbelieving at first, shows that they did not believe it afterward but upon a full conviction.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 16:9

John 20:11.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 16:9

(1) Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

(1) Christ himself appears to Mary Magdalene to reprove the disciple's incredulity.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the first:

John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you.
Acts 20:7 And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

he appeared:

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
Mark 15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary [the mother] of Joses beheld where he was laid.
Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother] of James, and other [women that were] with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
John 20:14-18 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. ... Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and [that] he had spoken these things unto her.


Luke 8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
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Mk 15:40, 47. Lk 8:2; 24:10. Jn 20:14, 19. Ac 20:7. 1Co 16:2. Rv 1:10.

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