Preach the Gospel (2 of 4)

Mark 13:10
The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

Other translations

New International Version
And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.

New Living Translation
For the Good News must first be preached to all nations.

English Standard Version
And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.

Berean Study Bible
And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations.

New American Standard Bible
And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

NASB 1995
“The gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

NASB 1977
“And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

Amplified Bible
The gospel [that is, the good news regarding the way of salvation] must first be preached to all the [Gentile] nations.

Christian Standard Bible
And it is necessary that the gospel be preached to all nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the good news must first be proclaimed to all nations.

Contemporary English Version
But before the end comes, the good news must be preached to all nations.

Good News Translation
But before the end comes, the gospel must be preached to all peoples.

GOD’S WORD Translation
But first, the Good News must be spread to all nations.

International Standard Version
But first, the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.

NET Bible
First the gospel must be preached to all nations.

King James Bible
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

New King James Version
And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

King James 2000 Bible
And the gospel must first be preached among all nations.

New Heart English Bible
The Good News must first be preached to all the nations.

World English Bible
The Good News must first be preached to all the nations.

American King James Version
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

American Standard Version
And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.

A Faithful Version
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Darby Bible Translation
and the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.

English Revised Version
And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.

Webster’s Bible Translation
And the gospel must first be published among all nations.

Geneva Bible of 1587
And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.

Bishops’ Bible of 1568
And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And ye gospel must first be preached amoge all people.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And the gospell must fyrste be publysshed amoge all nacions

Study

The fulfilment of this part of the prophecy we learn chiefly from the writings of the New Testament, which inform us that the gospel was preached by Paul in Arabia, and through the vast tract from Jerusalem to Iconium in Lycaonia, and in Galatia, and through all Asia Minor, and in Greece, and round about to Illyricum, and in Crete and Italy, (possibly also in Spain and Gaul).

Besides, the gospel reached much farther than this apostle carried it; for we find him writing to Christians who had never seen his face.
Also, we have still remaining epistles from Peter to the converted Jews in Pontus, Asia, Cappadocia, and Bythynia. Probably the gospel was preached in these and many other countries by the Jews who sojourned there, and who, having come to Jerusalem to the passover, were converted on the day of pentecost.

The Ethiopian eunuch, converted by Philip, would carry it likewise into his country.

But whatever way it happened, the fact is certain, that in most of these countries churches were planted within thirty years after Christ’s death, or about ten years before the destruction of Jerusalem.

Hence we find the apostle telling the Romans, (Romans 10:18) that the sound of the gospel had gone forth into all the world, and that the faith of the Christians at Rome was spoken of throughout the world.

And hence, too, he tells the Colossians 1:23, that the truth of the gospel was come to all the world, and was preached to every creature. 
And when Mark wrote his gospel the apostles had gone forth, and preached everywhere (Mark 16:20).

The preaching of the gospel, through the whole world, by twelve illiterate fishermen, and the destruction of Jerusalem, were events extremely improbable, and therefore the prediction and accomplishment of them deserve to be particularly taken notice of; and the rather, because they were both absolutely necessary for bringing about the conversion of the world to Christianity.

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And the gospel must first be published among all nations—”for a witness, and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
God never sends judgment without a previous warning; and there can be no doubt that the Jews, already dispersed over most known countries, had nearly all heard the Gospel “as a witness,” before the end of the Jewish state.

The same principle was repeated and will repeat itself to “the end.”

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