|Overview - Mark 12|
|1||In a parable of the vineyard let out to wicked husbandmen Christ foretells the reprobation of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles.|
|13||He avoids the snare of the Pharisees and Herodians about paying tribute to Caesar;|
|18||convicts the Sadducees of error, who denied the resurrection;|
|28||resolves the scribe, who questioned of the first commandment;|
|35||refutes the opinion that the scribes held of Christ;|
|38||bidding the people to beware of their ambition and hypocrisy;|
|41||and commends the poor widow for her two mites, above all.|
Mark 12:24 (King James Version)
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
- As the five books of Moses were the only scriptures which the Sadducees admitted as Divine, our Lord confutes them by an appeal to these books, and proves that they were ignorant of those very writings which they professed to hold sacred. He not only rectified their opinions, but so explained the doctrine as to overthrow the erroneous decision of the Pharisees, that if two brothers married one woman, she should be restored at the resurrection to the first.
- Isaiah 8:20 ; Jeremiah 8:7-9 ; Hosea 6:6 ; 8:12 Matthew 22:29 ; John 5:39 ; 20:9 Acts 17:11
- Romans 15:4 ; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
- Job 19:25-27 ; Isaiah 25:8 ; 26:19 Ezekiel 37:1-14 ; Daniel 12:2 ; Hosea 6:2 ; 13:14
- 10:27 Genesis 18:14 ; Jeremiah 32:17 ; Luke 1:37 ; Ephesians 1:19 ; Philippians 3:21