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unto . Greek pros. App-104 .
Pharisees . See App-120 .
from = away from. Greek. apo App-104 .
Jerusalem . Their head-quarters. Compare Matthew 15:1 .
saw. Greek. eidon, App-133 .
defiled = not ceremonially cleansed.
that is to say . Explanation for Gentile readers.
For , &c. Mark 7:3-4 are interposed by the Figure of speech Parembole ( App-6 ).
wash . Greek. nipto. App-136 .
oft = diligently. Greek. pugme = with the fist. T reads pukna = often. Syr, reads
not . Greek. ou . App-105 .
holding = holding fast or firmly. Compare Hebrews 4:14 .Revelation 2:25 . Implying (here) determined adherence to.
elders . Always denoting in the Papyri an official class, whether sacred or secular.
when they come . Figure of speech Ellipsis (absolute). App-6 .
wash = wash themselves (ceremonially). Greek. baptizo. WH R margin read rhantizo = sprinkle (ceremonially). See App-136 . .
washing . The ceremonial cleansing effected by means of water (Numbers 8:6 , Numbers 8:7 ). Greek. baptismos = the act of cleansing: not baptisma = the rite or ceremonial of baptism, which is the word in all the other passages, except Mark 7:8 , and Hebrews 6:2 ; Hebrews 9:10 . See App-115 . .
pots . Greek. xestes . A Latin word (sextarius); a pitcher of any kind, holding about a pint. and of tables = and of couches. So Syriac.
according to . Greek. kata . App-104 .
Esaias = Isaiah. See App-79 .
of = concerning. Greek peri. App-104 .,
hypocrites . The definition of the word follows.
it is written = it standeth written.
This People, &c. Quoted from Isaiah 29:13 . See App-107 .
worship . Greek. sebomai. App-137 .
commandments = injunctions.
men. Greek plural of anthropos . App-123 .
laying aside = having forsaken. Same word as in Mark 1:18 , Mark 1:20 .
God. App-98 .
other . Greek. allos . App-124 .
Full well. Same as "Well" in Mark 7:6
reject = set aside.
keep = observe.
Moses . See note on Mark 1:44 .
Honour, &c. Quoted from Exodus 20:12 ; Exodus 21:17 .
die the death = surely die.
If. The condition being purely hypothetical. See App-118 .
Corhan = a gilt dedicated to God. A Divine supplement, giving the word and then translating it. See notes on Matthew 15:5 .Leviticus 1:2 .Ezekiel 40:43 .
by = from. Greek. ek. App-104 .
Making. of none effect = Making void, or annulling. Compare Matthew 15:6 .
the word of God . Notice the Lord's claim here for the Mosaic Law. Greek logos. See note on Mark 9:32 .
ye have delivered. Note the Past Tense, thus identifying them with their forefathers. Compare Matthew 23:35 , "ye slew".
people = crowd.
every one of you = all. But there are many to-day who neither "hear" nor understand.
into. Greek. eis. App-104 .
can defile = is able to defile.
of = away from. Greek apo. App-104 .
If any man = If any one. See App-118 and App-142 . Assuming the hypothesis, the result being yet unfulfilled. T WH R omit Mark 7:16 . TR and A put it in brackets. But the Structure requires it; and the Syriac has it.
house. Supply the Ellipsis thus: "house [away] from".
His disciples . The third of the three parties addressed in this chapter. See verses: Mark 7:1 , Mark 7:14 , Mark 7:17 .
asked = began asking.
concerning. Greek. peri. App-104 , as in Mark 7:6 .
so . . . also = even so.
whatsoever thing from without = all [counted unclean] from without.
cannot = is not ( App-105 ) able to.
draught = sewer. Syriac reads "digestive process". purging all meats. Supply the Ellipsis thus (being the Divine comment on the Lord's words): "[this He said], making all meats clean", as in Acts 10:15 . The Syriac reads "carrying off all that is eaten": making it part of the Lord's parable.
And He said , &c. Note the Figure of speech Epimone. App-6 .
cometh = issueth,
out of. Greek. ek . App-101 .
evil . App-128 . Note the Figure Asyndeton, leading up to the climax in Mark 7:23 . Note that in the Greek the first seven are plural, and the other six singular,
thoughts = reasonings,
covetousness = covetous desires.
Wickedness = wickednesses. App-128 .
deceit = guile.
lasciviousness = licentiousness.
evil . App-128 .
evil eye . Figure of speech Catachresis. App-6 . Denoting envy, which proceeds out of the heart.
blasphemy = evil speaking in general. Matthew 27:39 . Romans 3:8 ; Romans 14:16 , 1 Peter 4:4 .
pride = haughtiness. Compare Proverbs 16:5 , Rom 12:16 , 1 Timothy 3:6 .
come = issue. A Divine supplement, here.
went = went away. See note on "withdrew", Mark 3:7 ; Mark 6:31 ,
would = wished to. App-102 .,
no man = no one.
know = get to know. Greek. ginosko. App-132 .
For , &c. Connect this with Mark 7:24 , as being an evidence why He could not be hid.
young daughter. Greek. thugatrion = little daughter (Dim.) See Ch. Mark 5:23 .
spirit . Greek. pneuma. See App-101 . Compare Mark 7:26 .
at = towards. Greek. pros . App-104 .
The woman But (or Now) the woman.
Greek = Gentile, Greek. hellenis . Used in a general sense for non-Jewish.
Syrophenician . Phenicia in Syria, to distinguish it from Phenicia in North Africa (Libyo-Phenicia).
besought. App-134 . Not the same word as in Mark 7:22 .
the devil = the demon: the spirit of Mark 7:25 .
Jesus. App-98 .
Let the children first be filled. This is a summary of Matthew 15:23 , Matthew 15:24 , and a Divine supplement, here.
children . Greek. Plural of teknon. See App-108 . Not the same word as in Mark 7:28 .
meet = good,
dogs = little or domestic dogs. Greek. kunarion. Dim. of kuon . Occ, only here and Matthew 15:26 , Matthew 15:27 . These were not the pariah dogs of the street, but domestic pets.
answered and said . See notes on Deuteronomy 1:41 and on Matthew 15:26 , &c.
Lord. App-98 . B.
under the table . A Divine supplement, here.
children's. See App-108 . Not the same word as in Mark 7:27 .
And , &c. Verses Mar 29:30 are a Divine supplement, here.
For = Because, or on account of. Greek. dia . App-104 .Mark 7:2 .
to = into. Greek. eos . App-104 .
gone out : i.e. permanently (Perf. Tense).
her = the.
laid = thrown; by the convulsion. Compare Mark 1:26 ; Mark 9:20 .
upon . Greek. epi . App-104 .
from = out of. Greek ek. App-104 .
coasts = borders.
Galilee. See App-169 .
And Mark 7:32-37 are a Divine supplement, here.
deaf. impediment. Not horn deaf, and dumb in consequence; but the impediment may have come through subsequent deafness. He could speak, but with difficulty, through not being able to hear his own voice. Compare Mark 7:35 .
beseech. App-134 .; not the same word as in Mark 7:26 .
put = lay. Not the same word as in next verse.
multitude = crowd, same as "people" in Mark 7:14 .
put = thrust. Not the some word as in Mark 7:32 .
and . Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), particularising each not.
heaven = the heaven. Singular. See note on Matthew 6:9 , Matthew 6:10
sighs = groaned.
Ephphatha . An Aramaic word. See App-94 .
straightway = immediately. See note on Mark 1:10 , Mark 1:12 .
string = band. Not a physiological or technical ex pression, but the bond of demoniac influence which is thus indicated. The Papyri contain detailed prescriptions for "binding" a man; and cases are particu larly common in which a man's tongue is specially to be bound. See Prof. Deissmann's Light from the Ancient East, pp. 306-310. The Lord alludes to this in Luke 13:16 .
loosed . The demoniac's fetters were loosed, and the work of Satan was undone.
spake = began speaking.
plain = correctly. Denoting the fact of articulation, not the words spoken.
published = kept proclaiming. See App-121 .
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