Mark 12:39

39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

Read Mark 12:39 Using Other Translations

And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.

What does Mark 12:39 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 12:39

And the chief seats in the synagogues
Where the rulers of the synagogue, and the elders of the people sat; (See Gill on Matthew 23:6).

And the uppermost rooms at feasts;
or the first and chief places where they sat, or rather lay along at public entertainment; (See Gill on Matthew 23:6).

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