Mark 5:37

37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James.

Read Mark 5:37 Using Other Translations

And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn’t let anyone go with him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James).

What does Mark 5:37 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 5:37

And he suffered no man to follow him
To the house of the ruler, but dismissed the multitude, being not desirous of the honour and applause of men: probably what he said to the ruler, was privately, and with a low voice, so that the multitude did not hear him; and understanding by the messengers that the child was dead, were the more easily prevailed upon to depart, since they might conclude there was nothing now to be done;

save Peter, and James, and John, the brother of James:
three favourite disciples, who were a sufficient number of witnesses; and who were taken alone along with Christ on some other occasions, as at his transfiguration, and when in the garden.

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