Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Mark 13

Verse 1

out of the temple. As in Matthew 24:1, marking this as the latter of two prophecies; the former (Luke 21:1, Luke 21:37) being spoken "in the temple".

out of. Greek. ek. App-104.

temple. Greek hieron. See notes on Matthew 4:5; Matthew 23:16.

Master = Teacher. App-98. Mark 13:1.

see. Greek. ide. App-133. Not the same as in verses: Mark 13:2, Mark 13:26.

stones. There are some measuring 20 to 40 feet long, and weighing over 100 tons.

Verse 2

Jesus. See App-98.

Seest. Greek. blepo. App-133.

not = by no means. Greek. ou me (App-106), denoting absolute certainty. The same word as in verses: Mark 13:30, Mark 13:31; not the same as in verses: Mark 13:7, Mark 13:11, Mark 13:14, Mark 7:15, Mark 7:16, Mark 7:19, Mark 7:21, Mark 7:24, Mark 7:33, Mark 7:35.

upon. Greek. epi, App-104.

Verse 3

upon. Greek. eis. Compare App-104.

the mount of Olives. The former prophecy being in the Temple. See App-155.

Verse 4

when. Note the first question (M1).

what . . . sign. The second question (M 2).

Verse 5

began. See note on Mark 1:1. Mark 5:7, Mark 5:11, parallel with Matthew 24:4-6. Luke 21:8, Luke 21:9. App-155.

Verse 6

For = Because.

in = upon (= trading upon, as the basis of their claims). Greek. epi. App-104. Not the some word as in verses: Mark 13:8, Mark 13:9, Mark 13:11, Mark 8:14, Mark 8:16, Mark 8:24, Mark 8:25, Mark 8:26, Mark 8:32.

I = that I am [He].

Verse 7

not. Greek. me. App-105. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:2, Mark 13:11, Mark 13:14, Mark 2:19, Mark 2:24, Mark 2:30, Mark 2:31, Mark 2:33, Mark 2:35.

be = come to pass.

Verse 8

For nation, &c. Quoted from Isaiah 19:2.

against = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.

and. Figure of speech Polysyndeton, App-6.

in. Greek. kata. App-104.

the beginnings = a beginning. See App-155.

sorrows = birth-pangs.

Verse 9

to = onto. Greek. eis. App-104. vi; not the some word as in verses: Mark 13:27, Mark 13:34.

in = unto. Greek. eis, as above.

the synagogues = synagogues.

before. Greek. epi. App-104.

for = with a view to. Greek. eis. App-104.

against = to

Verse 10

gospel = glad tidings [of the kingdom], as in Matthew 24:14. See App-112, App-114.

published = proclaimed, Greek. kerusso. See App-121.

among = unto. Greek. eis. App-104.

nations = the nations.

Verse 11

when = whenever.

lead = may be leading.

take no thought = be not full of care beforehand. See note on Matthew 6:25.

no. Greek. me. App-105.

in. Greek. en. App-104. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:6, Mark 13:9, Mark 13:16.

not. Greek ou. App-105. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:2, Mark 13:7, Mark 13:15, Mark 2:16, Mark 2:21, Mark 2:30, Mark 2:31.

the Holy Ghost. See App-101.:3.

Verse 12

son = child. Greek. teknon. App-108.

children. Plural of teknom, above. Quoted from Micah 7:6.

cause them, &c. = put them, &c.

Verse 13

of = by. Greek. hupo. App-104. Not the same word as in to. 28, 32.

for . . . sake = on account of. Greek. dia, App-104. Mark 13:2. Not the same word as in Mark 13:9,

unto. Greek eis App-104.

the end. See App-125.

Verse 14

see. Greek. eidon. App-133., as in Mark 13:29; not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:1, Mark 13:2, Mark 13:26.

the abomination of desolation. See Matthew 24:22. Quoted from Daniel 9:27; Compare Mark 12:11; and App-89, App-90, App-91. Spoken of by Daniel the prophet. Om. by [L] TTr, A WH R, but not the Syriac.

by. Greek. hupo App-104.

let him, &c. Hebrew idiom (later usage) = let him who reads and comments on these words in the assembly, &c, Compare 1 Timothy 4:13.

Verse 15

on = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.

the housetop. Compare Matthew 24:17.

into. Greek eis. App-104.

Verse 18

pray ye.Greek. proseuchomai. App-134.

Verse 19

affliction = tribulation. As in Mark 13:24. Quoted from Daniel 12:1.

was not = has not been the like. from the beginning of the creation which God created. Note the emphasis of this peculiar amplifica tion, giving the Divine condemnation of "Evolution". Compare in Mark 13:20, "the chosen whom He chose". See note on John 8:44.

God. App-98.

neither = nor by any means. Greek. ou me. App-105.

be = come to pass.

Verse 20

the LORD. App-98.

shortened. See on Matthew 24:22.

no flesh. Not as in Mark 13:11) any flesh.

should be = should have been.

elect"s sake. See note on Mark 13:19, above. He hath shortened. See note on Matthew 24:22, and App-90.

Verse 21

if any man, &c. The condition of probable contingency. App-118. Not the same word as in Mark 13:22.

Lo. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Christ = the Messiah. App-98.

Verse 22

prophets, &c. Quoted from Deuteronomy 13:1.

Shew = give. But T and A read "work", not Syriac.

to. Greek. pros. App-104.

if, &c, Quite a hypothetical condition; so much so that no verb is expressed. App-118. Not the same word as in Mark 13:21.

Verse 24

But, &c. Quoted from Isaiah 13:10.

after. Greek. meta. App-104.

light. See App-130.

Verse 25

of heaven = of the heaven. Singular with Art. As in -verses: Mark 13:31, Mark 13:32; not as in Mark 13:25. See note on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10

shall fall = shall be falling out; implying continuousness,

and the powers, &c. Quoted from Isaiah 34:4.

heaven = the heavens. Plural with Art. Not the same as in verses: Mark 13:13, Mark 13:25 -, Mark 13:31, Mark 13:32. See note on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

Verse 26

shall they see. Greek opsomai. App-133.

the Son of man. See App-98. Quoted from Daniel 7:13. Compare Joel 2:31.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

great = much.

power. See App-172.1.

Verse 27

His elect. Referring to IsraeL See verses: Mark 13:20, Mark 13:22. Isaiah 10:20-22; Isaiah 10:11, Isaiah 10:11-16; Isaiah 27:6; Isaiah 65:9, Isaiah 65:15, Isaiah 65:22; Jeremiah 31:36-40; Jeremiah 33:17-26. Ezekiel 36:8-15; Ezekiel 36:24; Mark 37:21-28; Mark 39:25-29. Amos 9:11-15. Obadiah 1:17, Obadiah 1:21. Zephaniah 3:20.

from = out of Greek. ek. App-104.

Verse 28

a parable = the parable. See Matthew 24:32.

of = from. Greek. apo. App-104. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:13, Mark 13:13, Mark 13:32.

branch. Greek klados. See note on Mark 11:8.

is yet = shall have already become; as in Matthew 24:32

leaves = its leaves.

know = get to know. Greek. ginosko. App-132.

Verse 29

y e in like manner = ye also.

come = taking place.

at. Greek. epi. App-104.

Verse 30

Verily. See note on Matthew 5:18.

this generation. See note on Matthew 11:16.

be done = may have taken place. See note on Matthew 24:34; where the Greek particle, an, with the Subjunctive Mood, marks it as being conditional on the repentance of the nation (Acts 3:18-26).

Verse 31

Heaven = the heaven. Singular. See note on Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

Verse 32

of = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

knoweth. Greek. oida. App-132.

no, not = not even. Greek. oude. Compound ou. App-105.

the Son: i.e. as the Son of man". See Mark 13:26.

Father. App-98.

Verse 33

Take ye heed. Greek. blepo. App-133.

watch = lie sleepless. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 13:34, Mark 13:35, Mark 13:37.

time = season, or crisis.

Verse 34

a man. Greek. anthropos. App-123.

taking a far journey. See note on Matthew 21:33.

who left = leaving.

servants = bond-servants.

and commanded the porter = commanded the porter withal.

to watch = to keep awake. Not the same word as in Mark 13:33. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis (App-6), Mark 13:34 and Mark 13:37.

Verse 35

master = lord. Greek. kurios. App-98.

Verse 36

sleeping = composing yourselves for sleep (voluntarily). Greek. katheudo. See notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:14, and 1 Thessalonians 5:6. Not koimaomai = to fall asleep involuntarily (as in death). See App-171.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Mark 13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.