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Matthew 28

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Verse 1

In the end of the Sabbath

In the end of the Sabbath

The order of events, combining the four narratives, is as follows: Three women, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and Salome, start for the sepulchre, followed by other women bearing spices. The three find the stone rolled away, and Mary Magdalene goes to tell the disciples. Luke 23:55-9; John 20:1; John 20:2. Mary, the mother of James and Joses, draws nearer the tomb and sees the angel of the Lord Matthew 28:2. She goes back to meet the other women following with the spices. Meanwhile Peter and John, warned by Mary Magdalene, arrive, look in, and go away John 20:3-10. Mary Magdalene returns weeping, sees the two angels and then Jesus John 20:11-18 and goes as He bade her to tell the disciples. Mary (mother of James and Joses), meanwhile, has met the women with the spices and, returning with them, they see the two angels. ; Luke 24:4; Luke 24:5; Mark 16:5. They also receive the angelic message, and, going to seek the disciples, are met by Jesus. Matthew 28:8-10.

end of Lit. end of the sabbaths. The sabbaths end, the first day comes. (See Scofield "Matthew 28:8-40.28.10- :") . Also see, John 20:19; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10.

other Mary

Supposed to be Mary the mother of James and Joses.

Verse 2

the angel

an angel etc. (See Scofield " :-") .

Verse 5


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Verse 9


The order of our Lord's appearances would seem to be: On the day of his resurrection:

(1) To Mary Magdalene John 10:14-18.

(2) To the women returning from the tomb with angelic message Matthew 28:8-10.

(3) To Peter, probably in the afternoon Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5.

(4) To the Emmaus disciples toward evening Luke 24:13-31.

(5) To the apostles, except Thomas Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-24. Eight days afterward:

(1) to the apostles, Thomas being present John 20:24-29. In Galilee: (1a) To the seven by the Lake of Tiberias John 21:1-23.

(2) On a mountain, to the apostles and five hundred brethren 1 Corinthians 15:6. At Jerusalem and Bethany again:

(1) To 1 Corinthians 15:7.

(2) To the eleven Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-20; Luke 24:33-53; Acts 1:3-12.

To Paul:

(1) Near Damascus Acts 9:3-6; 1 Corinthians 15:8

(2) In the temple Acts 22:17-21; Acts 23:11.

To Stephen outside Jerusalem Acts 7:55.

To John on Patmos Revelation 1:10-19.

Verse 19


With the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ begins the "dispensation of the grace of God" Ephesians 3:2; Ephesians 3:2 which is defined as "his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus"; and, "the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:7-9; Ephesians 2:7-9 under grace God freely gives to the believing sinner eternal life Romans 6:23 accounts to him a perfect righteousness ; Romans 3:21; Romans 3:22; Romans 4:4; Romans 4:5 and accords to him a perfect position Ephesians 1:6

The predicted results of this sixth testing of man are

(1) the salvation of all who believe Acts 16:31.

(2) judgment upon an unbelieving world and an apostate church. Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 ; 1 Peter 4:17; 1 Peter 4:18; Revelation 3:15; Revelation 3:16.

(1) Man's state at the beginning of the dispensation of Grace Romans 3:19; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:11; Ephesians 2:12.

(2) Man's responsibility under grace John 1:11; John 1:12; John 3:36; John 6:28; John 6:29.

(3) His predicted failure Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 18:8; Luke 19:12-14.

(4) The judgment 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12.


The word is in the singular, the "name," not names. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the final name of the one true God. It affirms:

(1) That God is one.

(2) That He subsists in a personality which is threefold, indicated by relationship as Father and Son; by a mode of being as Spirit; and by the different parts taken by the Godhead in manifestation and in the work of redemption, e.g. John 3:5; John 3:6 (Spirit), John 3:16; John 3:17 (Father and Son). In ; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:10; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:21; Luke 3:22 the three persons are in manifestation together.

(3) The conjunction in one name of the Three affirms equality and oneness of substance. See O.T. Names of God:

(See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :") See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :" See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :" See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :" See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :" See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :" See Scofield "Luke 3:22- :"

The next reference, Malachi 3:18; Malachi 3:18 provides a Summary

(See Scofield "Malachi 3:18- :")

See "Lord" (See Scofield "Malachi 3:18- :")

"Word" (Logos), (See Scofield "Malachi 3:18- :") "Holy Spirit," See Scofield "Malachi 3:18- :" See "Christ, Deity of," See Scofield "Malachi 3:18- :"


Or, disciple. See Mark 16:15; Mark 16:16; Luke 24:47; Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8.

Verse 20

end of the world

consummation of the age.

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 28". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/matthew-28.html. 1917.
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