said = continued to say.
Verily I say unto you. See the four similar asseverations, Matthew 10:23; Matthew 16:28, Matthew 23:36, Matthew 24:34
Verily = Amen. See note on Matthew 5:18 not the some word as in Mark 9:1, Mark 9:2.
not = in no wise, or by no means. Greek. ou me. App-105. This solemn asseveration was not needed for being kept alive six days longer. It looked forward to the end of that age.
till. Greek. eos an. The Particle "an" makes the clause conditional: this condition being the repentance of the nation at the call of Peter, and Compare Mark 28:25, Mark 28:26.
have seen = may have seen. Greek. eidon. App-133.
the kingdom of God. See App-114.
come = actually come.
with = in. Greek. en. App-104. Not the same word as in verses: Mark 9:9, Mark 9:4, Mark 9:8, Mark 9:10, Mark 9:16, Mark 9:19, Mark 9:24.
after. Greek. meta. App-104. Exclusive reckoning. Compare Luke 9:2 (inclusive).
Jesus. See App-98.
into. Greek. cis. App-104.
transfigured = transformed. Greek. metmeoiphoa. To change the form or appearance. Occurs only here, Matthew 17:2; Romans 12:2; and 2 Corinthians 3:18. Contrast metaschematizo, to transfigure, change the figure, shape, mien, &c. (1 Corinthians 4:6. 2 Corinthians 11:13, 2 Corinthians 11:14, 2 Corinthians 11:16. Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:21). See App-149.
shining = gleaming. Greek. stilbo. Occurs only here.
snow. The whiteness of nature.
so as no fuller, &c. A Divine supplement, here.
no. Greek. on. App-105.
on. Greek. epi. App-104.
earth. Greek. ge App-129.
can white them = is able to whiten them. The whiteness of art.
Elias = Elijah. Compare Malachi 4:4, Malachi 4:5,
with = together with. Greek. sun. App-104. Not the some word as in verses: Mark 9:8, Mark 9:10, Mark 9:19, Mark 8:24, Mark 8:50.
Moses. See note on Mark 1:44.
answered and said. See note on Deuteronomy 1:41.
Master = Rabbi. App-98. Not the same word as in Mark 9:17.
wist = knew. Greek. oida. App-132.
not. Greek. ou. App-105. Same word as in verses: Mark 9:18, Mark 9:28, Mark 9:30, Mark 18:37, Mark 18:39, Mark 18:40, Mark 18:44, Mark 18:46, Mark 18:48. Not the same as in Mark 1:39, Mark 1:41.
them : i.e. Moses and Elijah.
out of = out from. Greek. ek, App-104.
My beloved Son = My Son, the beloved.
hear = hear ye. Compare Deuteronomy 18:19.
suddenly. Greek. exapina. Occurs only here in N.T.
with = in company with. Greek. meta. App-104.
came = were coming.
from = away from. Greek apo. App-104.
tell = relate to.
no man = no one.
the Son of man See App-98.
were = should have.
from = out from. Greek. ek. App-104.
the dead. No Art. See App-139.
kept = laid hold of and kept.
with = to. Greek. pros. App-104.
should mean = is: i.e. "What is the rising from among [other] dead [people]? "
Why say the scribes. ? = Tho scribes say, &c.
first. See Malachi 4:5, Malachi 4:6.
verily = indeed. Greek. men. Not the same as in Mark 9:1.
it is written = it standeth written.
of = upon. Greek. epi. App-104. Not the same as in Mark 9:17.
must suffer. See note on Mark 8:31.
is . . . come = has. . . come.
have done = did.
listed = desired, or liked. Greek. thelo. App-102.
to. Gr pros. App-104.
multitude = crowd.
about = around. Greek. peri. App-104.
the scribes. This particularizing the scribes as questioners is a Divine supplement, here.
And, &c.: Mark 9:15 and Mark 9:16 are also a Divine supplement, here.
straightway. See notes on Mark 1:10, Mark 1:12
people = crowd. Same word as in Mark 9:14.
beheld = saw, as in Mark 9:14.
were greatly amazed. Greek. ekthambeomai = to be greatly astonished. Occurs only here; and Mark 14:33; Mark 16:5, Mark 16:6.
of from among. Greek. ek. App-104.
Master = = Teacher. App-98. Mark 9:1. Not the same word as in Mark 9:5.
unto. Greek. pros. App-104.
spirit. Greek pneuma. App-101.
he taketh = it seizeth hold of.
he teareth him = it dasheth him down.
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton, App-6, emphasizing each detail.
foameth = foameth [at the mouth].
gnasheth = grindeth. This and "pineth away" are a Divine supplement, here.
could not = had not [the] power to.
faithless = without faith; not treacherous, but unbelieving.
generation. See note on Matthew 11:16.
suffer = bear with.
when he saw Him. A Divine supplement, here.
tare = convulsed.
wallowed foaming. These details are Divine supplements, here,
wallowed = began to roll about.
And He asked, &c. verses: are a Divine supplement, here.
Of a child = From childhood
to = in order to; or, that it might.
if Thou canst. No doubt is implied. See App-118.
compassion. Relying on this rather than on the Lord"s power.
on. Greek. epi. App-104.
us. Note the tender sympathy of the father.
If thou canst. Note how the Lord gives back the fathers question, with the same condition implied.
believe. Omitted by T Tr. [A] WH R not by the Syriac all things. Figure of speech Synecdoche (App-6). All things included in the promise.
the child. Greek. paidion. App-108.
cried out. Inarticulate.
and said = began to say. Articulate.
Lord. App-98. B. a.
foul = unclean.
charge = command.
cried = cried out.
rent him = threw him into convulsions.
as one = as though.
said, He is = said that he was.
the = a.
him = it.
This kind. Showing that there are different kinds of spirits.
by. Greek. en. App-104.
and fasting. Omitted by LT [Tr. ] A WH R not by the Syriac.
passed through = were passing along through.
through, i.e. not through the cities, but passed along through Galilee past them. Greek. dia App-104, Mark 9:1.
would = wished. App-102.
He taught = He began teaching [Imperf.) The continuation of Mark 8:31
said unto them = said unto them that.
The Son of man. See App-98. This was the second announcement. See the Structure, "T", p. 1402.
is = will be, or, is to be. Figure of speech Heterosis (of Tense), App-6.
saying. Greek. rhema (the first time it is thus rendered). Rhema denotes a word, saying, or sentence in its outward form, as made up of words (i.e. Parts of Speech): whereas logos denotes a word or saying as the expression of thought: hence, the thing spoken or written, the account, &c. given.
And He came, &c. 33-35. A Divine supplement, here.
to = into. Greek. eis. App-104.
in. Greek. en. App-104. Same as in verses: , Mark 9:50; not the same as in verses: Mark 9:37, Mark 9:39, Mark 9:42.
disputed = were discussing.
among. Greek. pros. App-104.
had disputed = had been discussing.
greatest = greater.
sat down = took His seat (as Teacher).
called. Denoting solemnity in so doing.
If any man, &c. The condition is assumed as a fact. App-118.
desire. Greek. thelo App-102.
shall be = will be.
servant. Greek diakonos, a voluntary servant. Compare Eng. "deacon".
when He had taken him in His arms. This is all one verb (enankalisamenos), and Occurs only here.
in. Greek. epi. App-104.
John answered. His conscience was touched; for he remembered what he had done, and confessed it.
devils = demons.
not. Greek me. App-105.
against. Greek. kata. App-104.
on our part = for (huper = on our behalf. App-104.) us.
ye belong to Christ = ye are Christ"s.
shall offend = shall have caused to stumble.
believe in. See App-150.
better = good.
that = if. A simple hypothesis. App-118.:2.
a millstone = a great millstone (turned by an ass). Compare Matthew 18:6; Luke 17:2. A Greek and Roman punishment: not Jewish.
if. A contingent hypothesis. App-118.
offend = (constantly) cause thee to stumble. Not the same word as in Mark 9:42
life. Greek. zoe(App-170.) With Art.: i.e. into resurrec tion life, or life eternal. See note on Matthew 9:18.
hell. Greek. Geenna. See App-131.
the fire that never shall be quenched = the fire, the unquenchable. Greek. to pur to asbeston. Compare Matthew 3:12.
worm. See Iea. Mark 66:24, and compare Exodus 16:20. Job 7:5; Job 17:44; Job 19:26; Job 21:26; Job 24:20. Isaiah 14:11. This verse and Mark 9:46 are omitted by T (Tr. ] WH R, not the Syriac.
halt = lame.
the kingdom of God. See App-114.
hell fire the Geenna of fire. See note on Mark 9:43.
Where, &c. This is included in all the texts; and is quoted from Isaiah 66:24.
every one shall be salted with fire. Occurs only here in N.T.
every sacrifice, &c. Some texts omit this clause, but not the Syriac Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 2:13). This is intro duced by "For", as a reason why the lesser (finite and temporal) evil is "good" compared with the greater (and final) evil. Every sacrifice is salted (to assist the burning), Deuteronomy 29:23. It is better therefore to endurethe removal of the stumbling-block now, than to be altogether destroyed for ever.
but if, &c. Figure of speech Paraoemia (App-6).
lost his saltness = become saltless.
wherewith = with (Greek. en. App-104.) what. Compare Matthew 5:13; Luke 14:34.
season it? = restore it?
in = within. (Greek. en (App-104.)
one with another = among (Greek. en. App-104.) yourselves. This refers the whole of vs. 43-50 back to verses: Mark 9:34, Mark 9:35; and shows that the stumbling-blocks mentioned in us. 43-47 are the things that destroy peace among brethren.
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