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Bible Commentaries

Lapide's Great Biblical Commentary

Mark 13

Verses 1-37

CHAPTER 13 1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple . 9 the persecutions for the gospel : 10 that the gospel must be preached to all nations : 14 that great calamities shall happen to the Jews : 24 and the manner of his coming to judgment : 32 the hour whereof being known to none, every man is to watch and pray , that we be not found unprovided, when he cometh to each one, particularly by death.

Ver. 6. Saying, I am (Vulg.). That is, "I am Christ or Messias," as S. Matthew has (xxiv. 5).

Ver. 11 . Be not thoughtful beforehand what you shall speak . Gr. πζομεριμνα̃τε , i.e, do not think anxiously beforehand. The Greek and Syriac add, neither do ye meditate, after what manner or arrangement ye shall speak and answer governors and tyrants. But whatsoever shall be given you ( i.e ., shall be suggested to you by the Holy Spirit) in that hour, that speak ye. The Arabic has, because ye shall be given in that hour what ye shall speak. ( )

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Lapide, Cornelius. "Commentary on Mark 13". The Great Biblical Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide. 1890.