Mark 16:6-10

Mark 16:6 (KJB)
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

The women were afraid as the angel said to them “be not affrighted.” It is in the Imperative mood making it a command not to fear. The angel then continued saying that he knew they were seeking Jesus which was crucified. The women were seeking Jesus and there was no reason to fear. The angel then told the women that Jesus was not there because He had risen. The angel then tells the women that they are to go and see the place where the body of the Lord Jesus was laid. Remember, these women were the ones who saw the exact location of the tomb and the exact way the Lord was laid in the tomb. So now they are seeing that Jesus was no longer in the place where His body was originally placed. These words the angel spoke are the words which have given the greatest hope to all Christians down through the ages. When Jesus was crucified and placed in the tomb it seemed that all was lost but when He was raised, hope was raised with Him. (Titus 2:13 KJV) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  We now look for the great second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus had been one of the greatest strengths the believers down through history have held on to. It helped them go through the valley of martyrdom knowing that this life is not the end but is only a portal to eternal life for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Mark 16:7 (KJB)
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

Then the women were told that they were to go to the disciples and tell them that Jesus was risen from the dead. Not only did the angel tell them to go the disciples, but a special mention was given to Peter. It was because of the great sorrow that Peter had suffered after he denied the Lord and here the angel is telling them that Peter is as welcome as the other disciples and that the Lord desires him too. The first report of the resurrection was to the disciples and not to the religious leaders. They were to find the disciples which had been scattered in fulfillment of prophecy and then they were to make their way to Galilee where, previously, the Lord told them that is where He would first meet them after His resurrection. Some of them should have already been making their way to Galilee so when Jesus was facing the cross, the disciples would have been on the road and safe from being arrested. Since much of the ministry of Jesus was done in Galilee, there would be the place of their reunion.

Mark 16:8 (KJB)
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

They departed quickly from the tomb with a combination of fear and with great joy. (Psa 2:11 KJV) Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. They did not just walk or walk fast, but they had run from the tomb for they knew that the disciples would have wanted to know as soon as possible. The women had fled from the sepulchre in both amazement and trembling. The experience would have been a time of mixed emotions for anybody but it seemed that the great joy had overshadowed the fear. They did not stop to speak to anyone but went right to the disciples as the angel had commanded them to do.

Mark 16:9 (KJB)
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Jesus was risen early Sunday morning and the first person He had appeared to was Mary Magdalene. It was a great honor bestowed upon her because no one else had seen the risen Christ yet. It is something that He did not appear to His disciples first or His mother. Even though Mary Magdalene had gone to the tomb with others, she may have parted from the rest of the company for a short while and in that interim Jesus had appeared to her.

Mark 16:10 (KJB)
And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

Mary Magdalene had already informed Peter and John as they had dashed to the tomb to see it empty. (John 20:2-3 KJV) Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. {3} Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. At this point she wanted to tell the disciples that she had indeed seen the Lord but He was alive.