Mark 14:27

27 And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, for it is written, 'I will 1strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'

Mark 14:27 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:27

And Jesus saith unto them
As they were going to the Mount of Olives. The Persic version reads, in this place; meaning the Mount of Olives, having got thither: all ye shall be offended because of me this night;
(See Gill on Matthew 26:31); for it is written
in ( Zechariah 13:7 ) , I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered:
Christ is meant by the shepherd, and the apostles by the sheep. The Syriac version reads, "his sheep".

Mark 14:27 In-Context

25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."
29 Peter said to him, "Even though they all fall away, I will not."

Cross References 1

  • 1. Cited from Zechariah 13:7; [John 16:32]