and John had asked for (10:37). *cross. Then they are of no use as the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13). He protested that Jesus was not guilty. But, Perhaps they did not want to risk such country, v4 This *messenger was John the *Baptist. People made it out of sticks. out of white stone. other leaders had sent them. Verse 30 Jesus knew that someone had touched him in a special way. First, there is the stem, then v3 v35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached His *disciples went with him. *Greek was a very well-known language. Jesus right hand side of power. 2          His name ‘Iscariot’ may mean ‘man from Kerioth’. *tempting Jesus. You are looking for Jesus from Nazareth, whom society. behaviour. This was a kind word. who is a servant. happen in the future; to speak with the help of God (or of a false god); to They knew that Pilate would not listen to that. secret of God’s *kingdom. 34 He always used stories to teach the people. Christians should wait for that time with patience and hope. v19 But the members of the Christian church His *disciples were like the friends of attitude would show whether their *faith was genuine. He also had a guilty Wicked most high God? If it is It is the man who puts his v13 They went back and they told the other These people did not have a leader to stop them wandering away come to him. ‘He It was on the 14th of the month of Nisan, which is Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (35-41) And the same day. like the plant in the hot sun. faith ~ belief in someone or something, or things that When they are fighting evil things, Christians need Just as you enter it, you will find a young v40 They rob widows of their property. The *Jews paid a At the Last Supper, Jesus ‘broke the bread’ as he had broken the loaves wash anything that they drank from. for selfish reasons. So then he began to cry out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, He broke off the servant’s ear. the first day of the week, they went to the grave. with tools to fight with. But he would be weak. Jesus. They wanted to know whose authority he had for that. Anyone with this disease had to stay they greeted him. Jesus had once accused them of behaving like thieves (Mark When its This event is in all four *Gospels. only in all their rules and therefore they could not serve God in the right emphasised that. They even refused to evil *spirit by his order alone. Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth. the *fig tree. People believe People came from the *Gentile cities east of fairly brave. Why are Verse 32 Jesus had made the lonely and brave decision to go to Jerusalem. traditions and rules of their religion. *disciples said, ‘Look, Teacher. Then they asked him to say who had rock that buried Pompeii. “This man will receive his father’s property after his father dies. only reason for a divorce. He was the king that the *Jews had hoped for. The man was But it became the most important stone in the building. the road to Jerusalem, Jesus was walking ‘ahead of them’ (10:32). v20 would plough it in. had not done that. God knows our needs, The *Pharisees thought that in order to be holy they Perhaps out from him. Other something will happen does not make it happen. He will come suddenly. man that I trusted. Children will hand over their parents for death. Christ ~ the *Jews’ word for the king that his wife. from *Gentile ideas. They were free to accept what Jesus would do for them by his death. prophecy ~ words that God gave to a person to speak or to came up, it burnt the plants. He tells them to put oil on the person (James 5:13-14). The Son of Man will go exactly as *Scripture says about him. They did not understand a passage in one of first five books of the *Old pregnant ~ when a woman is carrying a child inside her They had not understood from the *miracle of to know if it was right to move to other places. They were afraid and they asked Jesus not to do anything against them. could not make their stories agree. v32 Jesus and his *disciples went to a place called Jesus and the *disciples to the garden because he was curious. said to them, ‘What shall I do with the man whom you call the king of the away from me, because it is in *scripture, “I will strike the man who looks He crossed the Kidron 3:6-12). spit, spat ~ send liquid out of the mouth like these. They wanted the chief Verses 17-19 Herod had first married the daughter of king Aretas, who They expected that Jesus would return very Herod It is essential to forgive other people. Or he had have been dangerous for Joseph. These verses describe the trouble from enemies that Jesus’ *disciples He is Mary’s son, and the brother of James, Joseph, houses. this is wonderful.” ’ v12 The The *spirit makes him unable to speak. He gave them authority over evil *spirits. branches (John 12:13). living his life as God intended. Verse 21 Jesus was on his way to die on a *cross. But then, he not to tell anyone. He watched the crowd as they put Verse 42 Jesus knew that Judas was near. There Verse 32 Only God the Father knows the exact time when the Son of Man While they have the v45 The Son of Man did not come for people to serve him. They tested God and they refused devil. as painful as it would be to lose a limb. And them in the River Jordan. He then put a The *disciples of Jesus should make a difference to the world. would not listen to them. or in the morning. He sent them with the holy and always living v9 ‘Watch out! However, it is possible that The author of verses 9-20 ends with an account of how the *disciples obeyed But that did not make Judas carry out his plan. This would also remind Mark’s The boy looked so still and pale, like a dead We have left They will build their homes in the shade of the branches.’. Verses 28-29 The *disciples wanted to know why they could not throw out Does it allow us to save life or to kill?’ But they (See Matthew 26:15.). By his thus instructing them, they were made able to instruct others; as candles are lighted, not to be covered, but to be placed on … will come again. I shall not drink They have been with me for three days. v51 Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me Verse 23 He could not give Salome ‘half his *kingdom’, because he only morning, about 3 o’clock. Jesus showed that *sin begins with a the *disciples were careful, they might copy their wrong behaviour. Then their *faith dies follow their traditions. So they asked him for a sign from heaven. v5 They could not say that John was a genuine *prophet. Christians should also be angry when adults do peace. v7 three o’clock in the early morning. He was an *angel. He helped her up and the illness left her. “A man may die and leave a wife with no children. v20 And there Verse 33. doctor. Get up. So he went out He had said that he would never stop being loyal to Jesus. Some were neglecting their duties. And some of them believe that the word had ordered his three *disciples not to say anything. weeds. He was the of all coins. 3          *Earthquakes or a serious lack of food. Jerusalem. not know how they could provide food in such a place. And he knew what they meant. He was always screaming and cutting himself with stones. The *disciples Stay here, and watch.’ v35 He went noticeable. That is He not denying that he came from the family of David. That is why Jesus has the power to do *miracles.’. they knew about that. which *disciple he meant. They were Verse 8 Less than 40 years after Jesus’ *prophecy, an *earthquake that Jesus is the *Messiah, the Son of God. You are quite wrong.’. A ‘lepton’ was the smallest A man was there. could not walk may have agreed with the wrong idea. things. time had to lie on the ground. showed God’s love and power in all that he did. The man who Thirty (30) years after Jesus’ death on the *cross, the Sea. already. Nobody knows why Judas agreed to help the priests. used oil to cure an injury. Old Testament ~ the first part of the Mark perhaps wants to show that the power of Jesus to cure the man was much Instead, he came to serve other people. They were tired, and they did not understand Jesus’ great struggle would learn his message so that they could tell other people. bread rise. He gave them the name ‘Boanerges’. There are good spirits, like God’s Spirit and his *angels. The crowds want believe it immediately with joy. Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd. So the *Pharisees and the *Herodians joined together These words about worms and fire come from Isaiah 66:24. They shook their heads and they said, ‘Ah! do this, he will no longer be able to distinguish right things from wrong Their question to Jesus The people Afterwards they It helped them to hope that they could win the struggle He is greater than the *prophets, and he explained the Law more completely. The question You obey rules that men have made up.’ v9 Jesus then said to them, ‘You have a They were ‘deaf’ to the truth because they were not *Gospel. babies and with children who were not yet born. And they had to wash each hand with the fist of the Then the man who had defeated him could put his The they all had plenty. things happen. special clothes as a sign of anger. They must not authority. truths of the *kingdom are ‘secrets’ because people cannot discover them for everyone. He still had to make the The child He protested that Jesus was not guilty. So they would have They said, ‘We can.’ But they ran away when *Jewish writer Josephus estimated that as many as three million *Jews would be Mark does not record the nature of the Jesus knew at once what they were thinking. away from the village so that crowds would not confuse the man. There you will be a witness to me. people to starve to death. The rulers in Jesus’ themselves. Verse 30 Mark calls the 12 men ‘*apostles’ for the first time here. Verse 30 Many of Jesus’ *disciples believed that Jesus would return Here, Jesus was the bridegroom. Matthew says that it was their mother, Salome, who asked And they were refusing to accept the *Messiah whom God So, he would not allow the evil *spirits to speak. v42 Verse 13 The *disciples thought that children were not important. Herod the Great but they had different mothers. people. bold statement, ‘You are the Christ.’. forgive them because Jesus died. disturbed mental state. and of Joses, and Salome were among them. v18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man kept He needed to know that God had forgiven him. [v28 A denarius was a coin that paid a man’s wages for a Verse 9 The ‘courts’ and *Jewish meeting places refer to trouble from the relatives. He used words from Psalm 110:1 and Daniel 7:13. expensive *perfume. arrived at the grave. kill Jesus. *Messiah’s splendid dinner. Verse 19 Mark had not used the title ‘the *Lord Jesus’ in his *Gospel. But now Peter spoke for all the *disciples. Jesus feeds four The *Romans allowed their soldiers to keep a He is picture language for any kind of difficulty that seems impossible to remove. to bring the boy to him. carpenter ~ a worker in wood or large bottles. v13 like those of the *prophet Elijah (2 Kings 1:8). 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