Marcus: Endings

The Short Ending

But they reported all these instructions to those with Petros. After these [things], Yoshua himself sent from east to west through them the sacred and undying preaching of the Æonic rescue. Amen.

The Long Ending

Rising up early on the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Marya of Magdala, from whom he had dispelled seven influences. That [one], going, told those who had come to be with him, wailing and lamenting. Those [ones], hearing that he lived and had been seen by her, distrusted [her].

After these [things], he appeared to two of them as they were walking in the countryside. Those [ones] went away and told the rest; neither did they trust [them].

Last he appeared to the Eleven themselves, reclining [to dine], and reproached their distrust and hardness of heart, because they distrusted those who had seen him [after] his rising.

[The Freer Interpolation

And they excused themselves, saying — This age of lawlessness and unbelief is under the Accuser, who does not allow the truth and power of God to prevail over the unclean things dominated by the spirits. Therefore reveal your righteousness now.

Thus they spoke to the Chosen One. And The Chosen One responded to them — The limit of the years of the Accuser’s power is completed, but other terrible things draw near. And for those who failed I was handed over to death, that they might return to the truth and no longer fail, in order that they might inherit the Ætheric and incorruptible expectation of righteousness in the sky.]

And he said to them — [As you] go into all the cosmos, preach the Welcome Message to all creation. Whoever trusts and is abluted will be rescued. Who does not trust will be condemned. These signs will follow those who trust: in my name they will dispel influences, they will speak new languages, they will pick up snakes, and if they drink any deadly [thing] it will not harm them; laying hands on the sick, they will be well.

Then the Master Yoshua, after speaking to them, was taken up into the sky, and sat at the right [hand] of God. But they, going away, preached everywhere, the Master working with them, confirming his Idea by the signs that came after them.