Mark 3:19

19 and Judas Iscariot,[a] who also betrayed Him.

Mark 3:19 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:19

And Judas Iscariot
So called to distinguish him from the other Judas; and is mentioned last for the following reason:

which also betrayed him;
and which action of his will ever render his name infamous among men. This man, with the rest, our Lord chose to be an apostle of his, though he knew he would betray him; in order to fulfil the purposes of God, the prophecies of the Old Testament, and bring on the work of man's redemption he came into the world to perform.

And they went into an house at Capernaum;
the house of Simon and Andrew, where Jesus used to be when there: they went home with him from the mountain; and from that time became his domestics, and were looked upon by him as his family, and were admitted to the greatest nearness and intimacy with him.

Mark 3:19 In-Context

17 and to James the son of Zebedee, and to his brother John, He gave the name "Boanerges" (that is, "Sons of Thunder");
18 Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
20 Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.
21 When His family heard this, they set out to restrain Him, because they said, "He's out of His mind."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Iscariot probably "a man of Kerioth," a town in Judea.
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