Mark 10:34

34 And they will 1mock him and 2spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And 3after three days he will rise."

Mark 10:34 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:34

And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him
The Gentiles, as the Roman soldiers did; the one at the connivance, and the other by the order of their governor:

and shall spit upon him;
on his face, as the Syriac and Persic versions render it, and as they did; see ( Mark 15:19 ) . This clause is placed by the Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, between the two former; though, according to the order in which these things were executed, he was first scourged, then mocked, and then spit upon: all which express both the cruel and indecent usage he was to meet with:

and shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again.
The Persic version between these two clauses read, "and shall put him in a grave"; which is not in any copy of this text, nor in any other version; nor indeed was this done by the Gentiles, but by Joseph of Arimathea.

Mark 10:34 In-Context

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,
33 saying, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.
34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise."
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
36 And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?"

Cross References 3

  • 1. Matthew 27:26-31
  • 2. Mark 14:65; Mark 15:19; See Matthew 26:67
  • 3. See Mark 8:31
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