Mark 8:18

Mark 8:18 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 8:18

Having eyes, see ye not?
&c.] Meaning perhaps both the eyes of their bodies, and of their understandings: they had bodily eyes, and with them saw the miracles he wrought, and yet took little notice of them; and the eyes of their understandings were enlightened by Christ, and yet saw things but very darkly:

and having ears, hear ye not?
They had their natural hearing, and yet made but little use of it; and did not so diligently attend to the sound of Christ's words: and though they had spiritual ears given them to hear, yet were very dull of, understanding, and taking in things:

and do ye not remember?
the interpretation of parables formerly given, and the miracles of the loaves lately wrought.

Mark 8:18 In-Context

16 Meanwhile, the disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread.
17 Jesus overheard and said, "Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? Don't you see the point of all this? Don't you get it at all?
19 Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?" They said, "Twelve."
20 "And the seven loaves for the four thousand - how many bags full of leftovers did you get?" "Seven."
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