Mark 10

Chapter 10

10:13  And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.


little. Cf. Matthew 5:16

10:16  And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

blessed them

In Hebrew custom, a father's act. (Cf) Genesis 27:38

"He had no children that He might adopt all children."--Bengel.

10:18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

Why callest

Par., Believing Me to be but a human teacher, why callest thou Me "good," etc.

10:24  And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!


Or, amazed, i.e. as Jews: knowing that temporal prosperity was, to the Jew as such, a token of divine favour. e.g. Deuteronomy 28:1-12 .

10:25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

eye of

It has been thought the reference here was to a postern door set in a gate of Jerusalem.

10:28  Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

Then Peter

Cf. See note 2, Matthew 19:27-30

(See Scofield "Matthew 19:28")

10:33  Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

Son of man

(See Scofield "Matthew 8:20")

10:45  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.


Or, soul. Cf. Isaiah 53:10 Isaiah 53:12 (Greek - ajpovllumi ," the soul or the essential life, not as commonly, "zoe," the active life).

10:46  And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

And they

Cf. (See Scofield "Matthew 20:30")

10:51  And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.


Gr. "Rabboni," my Master, a term of reverent love. Cf. John 20:16 .