Mark 10:16

16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Read Mark 10:16 Using Other Translations

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

What does Mark 10:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 10:16

And he took them up in his arms
"Upon his arms", the Syriac version says; "he put them into his bosom", according to the Ethiopic; and the Persic renders it, "he took them into his bosom": all which expresses great tenderness towards them, and affection for them:

put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
The Ethiopic version transposes these clauses, and puts blessing first, contrary to the natural order of the words, and things; for he first put his hands on the children, according to the custom of the Jews, and then prayed over them, and wished all happiness and prosperity to them; (See Gill on Matthew 19:15).

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