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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Mark 6

1:2 prophet, (c-8) Many read 'in the prophets.' My impression is that it was originally 'in the prophet' simply. way. (d-21) Malachi 3:1 .

Verse 7

6:7 power (b-22) Exousia . see Note, Matthew 10:1 .

Verse 14

6:14 by (c-34) Or 'display their force in.' see Matthew 14:2 ; 'fervent,' James 5:16 .

Verse 18

6:18 said (a-3) Imperfect tense, 'kept saying.' see Matthew 14:4 . Cf. Mark 1:45 .

Verse 20

6:20 safe; (b-17) Or 'observed him diligently.' The word has the force of 'watching closely, and keeping in mind,' whether to pay attention to, or to preserve. Which of these applications is the just one is the question. It is used four times (three besides this); twice for 'preserved,' as the wine and the bottles, Matthew 9:17 ; Luke 5:38 ; once for Mary's 'keeping' things in her heart, Luke 2:19 . I should have preferred 'observed him diligently,' but that I do not find it used of a person , meaning 'paying attention to what he says.' It is used of words and opinions, but then it has still the force of 'keeping them safe.'

Verse 21

6:21 holiday (c-3) The meaning is doubtful. perhaps 'convenient day,' i.e. to Herodias's future purpose. Not a festival, but a leisure day. chiliarchs, (d-20) Commanders of 1,000 men.

Verse 41

6:41 blessed, (a-16) Or 'gave thanks.'

Verse 45

6:45 ship, (b-11) Or 'the ship.' see Matthew 4:21 .

Verse 46

6:46 dismissed (c-3) As 'bid adieu,' Luke 9:61 .

Verse 52

6:52 through (d-5) Or '[even] after.' The 'through' ( epi ) denotes the occasion for their believing.

Verse 55

6:55 was. (e-24) Lit. 'where they heard that he is there.'

Verse 56

6:56 touched (f-39) As ch. 1.41.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Mark 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.