Mark 6:52

52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

Mark 6:52 in Other Translations

KJV
52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
ESV
52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
NLT
52 for they still didn’t understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.
MSG
52 They didn't understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts.
CSB
52 because they had not understood about the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.

Mark 6:52 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 6:52

For they considered not the miracle of the loaves
Which they had seen but the day before; they did not attend to it, nor learn from it, as they might, the wonderful glory of Christ, and the greatness of his power; which was as much an act of omnipotence, as either his walking upon the water, or causing the wind to cease, or more so.

For their heart was hardened;
or "blinded"; not by sin, or against Christ, much less in a judicial way: but there was a great deal of dulness and stupidity, and want of attention in them. The glory of Christ, which he manifested, and showed forth in his miracles, was not so clearly and fully discerned, attended to, and acknowledged by them, at it might reasonably be thought it would; for notwithstanding these miracles, which they daily saw, they stood in need of divine illuminations, that the darkness of their minds being removed, they might behold the glory of Christ, as the glory of the only begotten of the Father.

Mark 6:52 In-Context

50 because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,
52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there.
54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus.

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