Mark 12:39

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

Mark 12:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
ESV
39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
NLT
39 And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.
MSG
39 basking in prominent positions, sitting at the head table at every church function.
CSB
39 the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

Mark 12:39 Meaning and Commentary

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).

Mark 12:39 In-Context

37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”The large crowd listened to him with delight.
38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,
39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

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