The Gospel Paraphrased
There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available. This paraphrase is not meant to replace them. Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.
This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased
Mk 16: 15-20
Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said, ‘Go to all the world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. The person who believes and is baptised will be saved. The person who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be seen among believers when my name is invoked: devils will be cast out, people will speak in tongues, they will be safe in the midst of extraordinary danger, even when bitten by snakes or having drunk poison. By laying on hands, they will pray over the sick who will recover.’
And so after the Lord had said all this, he was taken up into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God. They went out preaching everywhere. The Lord worked through them confirming with signs the word they preached.