corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Commentaries

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible
Mark 11



Verses 1-33

Jesus rides into Jerusalem. The Fig Tree. Cleansing the Temple; Christ's Authority Challenged

1-11. The entry into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1; Luke 19:29; John 12:12). See on Mt and Jn.

10. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David] These words, peculiar to Mk, show that the people expected Him to set up an earthly kingdom like David's, and that immediately.

12-14. Cursing of the fig tree (Matthew 21:18). See on Mt.

15-19. Cleansing of the temple (Matthew 21:12; Luke 19:45). See on Mt and on John 2:13.

16. Any vessel] This prohibition is peculiar to Mk. The people make a thoroughfare through the Temple, carrying with them baskets, household utensils, etc.

17. Of all nations] These words, though found in Isaiah 56:7, are recorded only by Mk. They show that our Lord distinctly contemplated the call of the Gentiles.

20-26. The withering of the fig tree. The power of faith (Matthew 21:20). See on Mt.

25. This v. does not occur in the parallel passage in Mt, but there is something similar in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:14).

Stand] The customary attitude of prayer: see on Matthew 6:5.

26. This v. is omitted by many modern critics; but there is considerable evidence for its retention: cp. Matthew 6:15; Matthew 18:35.

27-33. Christ's authority to teach (Matthew 21:23; Luke 20:1). See on Mt.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Mark 11:4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, October 31st, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology