Mark 3:12

12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him.

Mark 3:12 in Other Translations

12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
12 And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.
12 But Jesus sternly commanded the spirits not to reveal who he was.
12 But Jesus would have none of it. He shut them up, forbidding them to identify him in public.
12 And He would strongly warn them not to make Him known.

Mark 3:12 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:12

And he straitly charged them
Or vehemently rebuked them, as the Syriac and Arabic versions render it; or threatened them much and vehemently, as the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic. The Persic version renders it, "threatened many"; both the devils that confessed him, and the many that were healed of their diseases: he gave them a strict and severe charge,

that they should not make him known;
or "his work", as the Arabic, his miracles: he sought not vain glory and popular applause, nor did he need the testimony of men or devils; and especially did not choose the latter, lest his enemies should traduce him, as having familiarity with them, as they did.

Mark 3:12 In-Context

10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.
11 Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him.
13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 8:4; Mk 1:24,25,34; Acts 16:17,18
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