Mark 7:10

10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’[a] and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[b]

Mark 7:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
ESV
10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.'
NLT
10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’
MSG
10 Moses said, 'Respect your father and mother,' and, 'Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.'
CSB
10 For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.

Mark 7:10 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 7:10

For Moses said
That is, God by Moses; for the following precept was spoken by God, and written by him on one of the tables of stone, and delivered into the hands of Moses, to be given to the children of Israel:

honour thy father and thy mother,
( Exodus 20:12 ) , the sanction of which law is,

and whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death,
( Exodus 21:17 ) . As the former of these commands is to be understood, not only of honouring parents in thought, word, and deed, but also of providing for them, when in want and distress, through poverty and old age; so the latter is to be interpreted, not merely of wishing or imprecating the most dreadful things upon parents, which some may not be guilty of, and yet transgress this command; but likewise of every slight put upon them, and neglect of them, when in necessitous circumstances: and both these laws were broken by the Jews, through their tradition hereafter mentioned; (See Gill on Matthew 15:4).

Mark 7:10 In-Context

8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
9 And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observeyour own traditions!
10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’
11 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)—
12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
  • 2. Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
  • [b]. Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9