Mark 12:5

5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others*; beating some, and killing some.

Mark 12:5 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 12:5

And again he sent another
That is, another servant, or set of men, it may be in the times of the Maccabees, who were used in a very inhuman manner; see ( Hebrews 11:37 Hebrews 11:38 ) ;

and him they killed;
either with the sword, or by inflicting some capital punishment, as stoning, strangling

and many others;
that is, either the owner of the vineyard sent many other servants, or the husbandmen ill used many others that were sent to them:

beating some;
with their hands, or with scourges;

and killing some;
in one or other of the above ways.

Mark 12:5 In-Context

3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
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