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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Mark 7

Verses 1-37

Mark 7:31

Any one associated with Lord Aberdeen might always rest assured that he was safe in his hands. When our law did not allow prisoners the benefit of counsel, it was commonly said that the judge was counsel for the prisoner. Lord Aberdeen was always counsel for the absent. Doubtless he had pondered much upon the law, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. It had entered profoundly into his being, and formed a large part of it.

Gladstone, quoted in Morley's Life, II. pp. 639, 640).

References. XII. 33. W. Brock, The Religious Difficulty in the Schools and the Education Bill, Sermons, 1900-1902. C. Silvester Home, Christian World Pulpit, vol. lxxi. 1907, p. 355.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Mark 7". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/mark-7.html. 1910.