Mark 3:6

6 1The Pharisees went out and immediately 2held counsel with 3the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

Mark 3:6 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:6

And the Pharisees went forth
Out of the synagogue, being dreadfully galled with the reasonings of Christ, at the silence and confusion they were put to, and with the miracle he wrought, to the exposing of them, and establishing his own credit:

and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him:
(See Gill on Matthew 22:16).

How they might destroy him:
persisting still in their evil intentions, though Christ had so fully and clearly exposed the wickedness of them: and it is to be observed, that those men who thought it was not lawful to heal a lame man on the sabbath day, yet make no scruple of meeting and consulting together on that day, and even with profane men, what measures and methods were best to take, to destroy the life of an innocent person.

Mark 3:6 In-Context

4 And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.
5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea
8 and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him.

Cross References 3

  • 1. See Matthew 12:14
  • 2. See Matthew 12:14
  • 3. Mark 12:13; Matthew 22:16; [Mark 8:15]
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