Mark 10:30

30 who will not receive a hundredfold 1now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, 2with persecutions, and in 3the age to come eternal life.

Mark 10:30 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:30

But he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time
Not that he should have an hundred houses, brethren but that he should enjoy that even in this present life, which was an hundred times better than any of the things mentioned; namely,

houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and
lands; (See Gill on Matthew 19:29) it is added here,

with persecutions.
The Syriac and Ethiopic versions read in the singular, "with persecution"; signifying that this must be expected amidst the greatest happiness, and highest enjoyments of this life; though often even that which the saints enjoy, whilst they are, in the severest manner, persecuted for Christ, is an hundred times better than, yea, infinitely above, all that they part with, or lose for his sake; and so is an ample compensation for all: and yet this is not all they shall have; for it follows,

and in the world to come eternal life:
so that they will be doubly recompensed; once in this life, and again in the other world: in the Targum on ( Song of Solomon 8:7 ) is a passage somewhat like this, where the Lord of the world is represented saying;

``if a man will give all the substance of his house to obtain wisdom in the captivity, I will return unto him, (ytad amlel lwpk) , "double in the world to come".''

Mark 10:30 In-Context

28 Peter began to say to him, "See, we have left everything and followed you."
29 Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him,

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Matthew 6:33]
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Timothy 3:11, 12; [John 15:20; Acts 14:22]
  • 3. Matthew 12:32; Ephesians 1:21; [Luke 20:35]
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