Mary Magdalene told everyone (Mk 16:10-16:10)

“Mary Magdalene

Went out.

She told those

Who had been

With him,

About what happened.

They were mourning

And weeping.”


ἐκείνη πορευθεῖσα ἀπήγγειλεν τοῖς μετ’ αὐτοῦ γενομένοις πενθοῦσι καὶ κλαίουσιν


This text is similar to Matthew, chapter 28:8, but it was all the women, not Mary Magdalene alone who told them about the resurrection of Jesus there.  Luke, chapter 24:10, also had all the women tell the apostles about the resurrection.  In John, chapter 20:2, only Mary Magdalene told Peter and the other beloved disciple about Jesus’ resurrection.  Here Mark said that Mary Magdalene went (ἐκείνη) and told the people who had been with Jesus (πορευθεῖσα ἀπήγγειλεν τοῖς μετ’ αὐτοῦ) what had happened to him.  However, this is the only place where it was mentioned that these disciples of Jesus were mourning and weeping (γενομένοις πενθοῦσι καὶ κλαίουσιν).  Mary Magdalene told these disciples who had been upset and maybe discouraged about the death of Jesus.  Thus, the resurrection of Jesus became common knowledge to the male disciples of Jesus via these women, in particular Mary Magdalene.

How can Jesus control the wind and the sea? (Mk 4:41-4:41)

“They were filled

With great awe.

They said

To one another.

‘Who then is this?

Even the wind

And the sea

Obey him.’”


καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν, καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἀλλήλους Τίς ἄρα οὗτός ἐστιν, ὅτι καὶ ὁ ἄνεμος καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ὑπακούει αὐτῷ;


This comment about the power of Jesus can be found in Matthew, chapter 8:27, and Luke, chapter 8:25, in a something similar fashion.  Mark said that these male disciples of Jesus were filled with great fear or awe.  They said to one another (καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἀλλήλους) who is this man (Τίς ἄρα οὗτός ἐστιν)?  Both the winds and the seas obey or listen to him (ὅτι καὶ ὁ ἄνεμος καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ὑπακούει αὐτῷ).  Jesus was the Lord of nature and weather.

The power of Jesus (Mt 8:27-8:27)

“These men were amazed.


‘What sort of man is this?

Even the winds obey him.

Even the sea obeys him.’”


οἱ δὲ ἄνθρωποι ἐθαύμασαν λέγοντες Ποταπός ἐστιν οὗτος ὅτι καὶ οἱ ἄνεμοι καὶ ἡ θάλασσα αὐτῷ ὑπακούουσιν;


This comment about the power of Jesus can be found in Mark, chapter 4:41, and Luke, chapter 8:25, with something similar.  These male disciples of Jesus marveled or were amazed (οἱ δὲ ἄνθρωποι ἐθαύμασαν) at what they had just seen take place.  They wondered out loud (λέγοντες) what kind of man that Jesus was (Ποταπός ἐστιν οὗτος).  Both the winds and the sea obey him (ὅτι καὶ οἱ ἄνεμοι καὶ ἡ θάλασσα αὐτῷ ὑπακούουσιν).  He was the Lord of nature and weather.