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Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:34-38 – Disown Self and Follow Constantly

Mark 8:34-38 – Disown Self and Follow Constantly

|| Matthew 16:24-28;[1] Luke 9:23-27

MK8:34 Now after he assembled the crowd, as well as his disciples, he said to them all: “Whoever wants to follow me must first renounce self,[2] and then shouldering a stake,[3] follow me. MK8:35 For whoever tries to preserve the soul will lose it. But, whoever loses the soul in my behalf and the Good News, the same person will preserve it. MK8:36 For what does it profit a person if the whole world is gained but the soul lost? MK8:37 Or, what would a person ever give in exchange for the soul?[4] [Psalm 49:8] MK8:38 So then, whoever is ashamed of me and my teachings among this adulterous and sinful generation the Son of Humankind [Daniel 7:13] will be ashamed when he returns in the glory of his Father[5] [Daniel 7:22] with the holy angels.”[6] [Zechariah 14:5]

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[1] Matthew 16:24-28: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] First renounce self: Or, KJV: deny himself; WMS: say ‘No’ to self; PME: give up all right to himself.

[3] Stake: Or, cross. See notes elsewhere on STAUROO.

[4] Give in exchange for the soul: Possibly an echo of Psalm 49:8.

[5] When he ‘returns in the glory of his Father’: Or, comes, arrives. The Greek ELTHE means arrive and may imply “return.” The same word appears in the 3rd Century BC Jewish Greek version of Daniel 7:22 which foretells the advent of Messiah in his Parousia as his Father’s representative.

[6] With the holy angels: Possibly an echo of Zechariah 14:5.

 

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Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:1-9 – 4000 Fed

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:14-21 – Warning About Doctrinal Leaven

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:27-33 – Death Foretold in Caesarea

Mark 8:27-29 Simon Peter said Jesus is the Messiah,the Son of The Living God!

Matthew 16:24-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: A Disciple Must Disown Self

Demanding signs or denying yourself

To follow Christ

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:27-33 – Death Foretold in Caesarea

Mark 8:27-33 – Death Foretold in Caesarea

|| Matthew 16:13-20;[1] Luke 9:18-21

MK8:27 Now Jesus left with his disciples into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. And along the way he asked his disciples: “Who are people saying I am?” MK8:28 They answered: “John the Baptist.” But others said, “Elijah.” [Malachi 4:1] Still others: “One of the prophets.” MK8:29 Then Jesus asked them: “But, who do you say I am?” And Peter responded: “You are the Christ!” [Daniel 9:25-27] MK8:30 Now Jesus gave them strict orders[2] not to tell any one about him. MK8:31 So Jesus began to teach them that the Son of Humankind [Daniel 7:13] must suffer many things [Isaiah 53:2, 3] and then be rejected [Psalm 118:22] by the [Jewish] elders, the chief priests, and the Bible Copyists. Finally, he would be killed, [Psalm 22:15] but after three days be resurrected. MK8:32 And Jesus spoke plainly to them.[3] But Peter took him aside and began to rebuke[4] him. MK8:33 Then Jesus turned around and looking at his disciples[5] he said to Peter: “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not thinking God’s thoughts but those of men!”

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[1] Matthew 16:13-20: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Strict orders: Or, charged, admonished, warned. Jesus does not give them a polite suggestion. The Greek is EPETIMESEN [Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance #2008, ax upon, censure, rebuke] and usually means a “rebuke” just as Peter does in verse 32.

[3] Jesus spoke plainly to them: In his language Jesus references several phrases from the Hebrew Bible.

[4] Rebuke: Some men with too much pride, when rebuked, attempt to do the same thing to the one who has rebuked them. Who does Peter think he is? He reveals a depth of arrogance that will one day be humiliated out of him.

[5] Looking at his disciples: This is not private as Peter’s wrong rebuke, but in front of all of them.

 

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Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:1-9 – 4000 Fed

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:14-21 – Warning About Doctrinal Leaven

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida

Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #2

Matthew 16:13-20 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Building a Hades-Proof Congregation

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida

Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida

MK8:22 Then Jesus arrived at Bethsaida and the people brought to him a blind man,[1] and they begged Jesus to touch him. MK8:23 So Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town, and after he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, Jesus asked him if he could see. MK8:24 Then the blind man looked around and said: “I see trees walking about like people.” MK8:25 So Jesus put his hands upon the man’s eyes again[2] and caused him to see clearly, restoring his sight. MK8:26 Then Jesus sent him back to his home, telling him: “Do not go into the village [[nor tell anyone in the town]].”[3]

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[1] People brought to him a blind man: A story unique to Mark.

[2] Again: If Jesus were God Himself it would seem unlikely that he would have to try again to bring the cure to perfection.

[3] Bracketed words are recognized as not adequately supported.

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Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:1-9 – 4000 Fed

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:14-21 – Warning About Doctrinal Leaven

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:14-21 – Warning About Doctrinal Leaven

Mark 8:14-21 – Warning About Doctrinal Leaven

|| Matthew 16:5-12[1]

MK8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to bring enough bread and only had one loaf with them in the boat.[2] MK8:15 It was then Jesus warned them, saying: “Keep looking and be on guard against the leaven of the Pharisees,[3] as well as the leaven of Herod.”[4] MK8:16 So they reasoned among themselves: “Does he say this because we did not bring bread?” MK8:17 Jesus was aware of this, so he said to them: “Why do you discuss this among yourselves? Do you not see or understand? Are you so dull of understanding?[5] MK8:18 ‘Eyes you have but do not see, ears and do not hear?’[6] [Jeremiah 5:21] MK8:19 When I continued to break the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets of leftovers did you gather?” They said: “Twelve.” MK8:20 “And also with the seven loaves among the four thousand, how many baskets of leftovers did you gather?” And they responded: “Seven.” MK8:21 “Why do you still not understand?”[7]

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[1] Matthew 16:5-12: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Only had one loaf with them in the boat: Again the apostles worry about what they will eat in the future after they have eaten the one loaf.

[3] Leaven of the Pharisees: Elsewhere Jesus explains this to be the “teachings” or “doctrine” of the Pharisees. Some of these same doctrines are found in modern churches and sects, indicating that not all have listened to this warning. For details see Pharisees or leaven in the footnote commentary on Matthew. Religious doctrine.

[4] Leaven of Herod: Compare notes on Matthew 16:6 and Luke 12:1. Political doctrine.

[5] Dull of understanding: Jesus is not easy on his apostles and speaks his mind whether this hurts their feelings or not.

[6] Do not hear: Jesus references Jeremiah 5:21. Compare also Isaiah 44:18 and Ezekiel 12:2. Jesus plies a powerful text to his own apostles.

[7] Still not understand: In modern times millions of materialistic Christians have never learned this lesson stated at Matthew 6:29-34. The Church has become one of the most materialistic bodies on earth.

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Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:1-9 – 4000 Fed

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

Matthew 16:5-12 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Watch Out for the Leaven of False Teaching

Matthew 6:1-34 – The Nazarene’s Commentary on Leviticus 19:18 Continued 5 Matthew 6: 24-34: e) Anxiety and neighbor love

Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

Mark 8:10-13 – Pharisees Seek Sign

|| Matthew 16:1-4[1]

MK8:10 Then right away Jesus boarded the fishing boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalamutha.[2] MK8:11 And the Pharisees approached to test Jesus, and so they began to question him, seeking some kind of sign from heaven. MK8:12 Now Jesus groaned deeply within himself,[3] and then said: “Why does this generation seek a sign? I tell you this truth: No sign will be given to this generation.”[4] MK8:13 After that Jesus left them and boarded the fishing boat again, departing to the other side.

[1] Matthew 16:1-4: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] Dalamutha: Matthew calls it Magadan and some texts use such a word. It is possible it is an unknown Aramaic designation for an area now unknown.

[3] Groaned deeply within himself: Or, in his spirit.

[4] No sign will be given to this generation: Matthew adds the matter about the sign of Jonah. It is possible, since Mark writes to Romans that he found it an unnecessary confusion to mention it.

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Matthew 12:38-42 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Signs in Jonah and the Queen of the South

Matthew 16:1-4 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Signs of the Times

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