What does go ye mean in the Bible?

Go ye therefore in the Bible is the command that Jesus gave to His disciples to take the good news of salvation to the whole world. The commission was not only for the disciples that Jesus had at that time but also for the disciples that would believe in Jesus many years to come.

Today, since we are disciples of Jesus, the phrase ‘go ye’ in the Bible still applies to us. Jesus expects us to go into the world and preach the gospel and baptize people in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes we misunderstand the phrase ‘go ye’ in that we think we are supposed to travel to some place to preach the gospel. But in real sense, Jesus asked us to preach the gospel at any place.

There are believers of Jesus in most, if not all, parts of the world. If each believer decides to preach the gospel to the people close to him, we will easily draw millions to God.

The tendency of waiting to travel to some location before you start preaching limits the work of God. Jesus told His disciples ‘go ye therefore’ because at that time there were no believers except in Israel.

Jesus asked the disciples to go out to all nations of the world and proclaim the message they had heard. But despite Jesus asking the disciples to ‘go ye’, He instructed them to start preaching in Judea, Samaria until the gospel reached the rest of the world.

This shows that ‘go ye’ in the Bible not only means taking the gospel to all nations of the world but also preaching where you are.

Provided you are a believer of Jesus, you are expected to ‘go ye’ and preach the gospel to the whole world.