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Mark 11

Introduction

Overview

Mark 11:1, Christ rides with triumph into Jerusalem; Mark 11:12, curses the fruitless fig-tree; Mark 11:15, purges the temple; Mark 11:20, exhorts his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies; Mark 11:27, and defends the lawfulness of his actions by the witness of John, who was a man sent of God.

Verse 1

when: Matthew 21:1-1 Kings :, Luke 19:29-Matthew :, John 12:14-Psalms :

at the: Mark 13:3, 2 Samuel 15:30, Zechariah 14:4, Matthew 24:3, Matthew 26:30, John 8:1, Acts 1:12

he: Mark 6:7, Mark 14:13

Reciprocal: Luke 24:50 - as far John 11:1 - Bethany

Verse 2

Matthew 21:2, Matthew 21:3, Luke 19:30, Luke 19:31

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 9:15 - the Lord Jeremiah 32:7 - Behold Mark 14:13 - Go John 2:7 - Fill

Verse 3

that: Psalms 24:1, Acts 10:36, Acts 17:25, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Hebrews 2:7-1 Samuel :

and straightway: Mark 14:15, 1 Chronicles 29:12-Job :, Psalms 110:3, Acts 1:24

Reciprocal: Psalms 97:5 - the Lord of Matthew 21:2 - General Mark 14:13 - Go Mark 14:14 - The Master Luke 19:31 - the Lord John 21:7 - It is

Verse 4

and found: Matthew 21:6, Matthew 21:7, Matthew 26:19, Luke 19:32-Nahum :, John 2:5, Hebrews 11:8

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:5 - the daughter

Verse 7

the colt: Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:4, Matthew 21:5, Luke 19:35

and cast: 2 Kings 9:13, Matthew 21:7, Matthew 21:8, Luke 19:36, John 12:12-Nehemiah :

Verse 8

cut: Leviticus 23:40

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:13 - and took every Luke 19:35 - they cast John 12:13 - Hosanna

Verse 9

Hosanna: Psalms 118:25, Psalms 118:26, Matthew 21:9, Matthew 23:39, Luke 19:37, Luke 19:38, John 12:13, John 19:15

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:25 - God save king Adonijah Psalms 145:11 - the glory Jeremiah 30:21 - governor Daniel 2:4 - O king Zechariah 9:9 - behold Matthew 11:3 - he that Mark 15:12 - whom Luke 13:35 - Blessed John 6:15 - take

Verse 10

the kingdom: Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 33:15-Esther :, Jeremiah 33:26, Ezekiel 34:23, Ezekiel 34:24, Ezekiel 37:24, Ezekiel 37:25, Hosea 3:5, Amos 9:11, Amos 9:12, Luke 1:31-Micah :

in the: Psalms 148:1, Luke 2:14, Luke 19:38-Matthew :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:25 - God save king Adonijah Psalms 97:1 - Lord Psalms 118:26 - Blessed Psalms 145:11 - the glory Jeremiah 30:21 - governor Daniel 2:4 - O king Zechariah 9:9 - behold Matthew 6:10 - Thy kingdom Matthew 9:27 - Thou Matthew 12:28 - then Matthew 21:9 - Hosanna Luke 1:69 - in Luke 13:35 - Blessed

Verse 11

Jesus: Malachi 3:1, Matthew 21:10-Nehemiah :, Luke 19:41-Romans :

when: Ezekiel 8:9, Zephaniah 1:12

he went: Matthew 21:17, Luke 21:37, Luke 21:38, John 8:1, John 8:2

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:12 - went Mark 11:19 - General Luke 22:39 - as John 12:1 - Bethany John 18:2 - for

Verse 12

on: Matthew 21:18-Song of Solomon :

he was: Matthew 4:2, Luke 4:2, John 4:6, John 4:7, John 4:31-Micah :, John 19:28, Hebrews 2:17

Reciprocal: Matthew 26:6 - in Bethany Luke 13:6 - fig tree Luke 21:37 - the day time John 18:2 - for

Verse 13

seeing: Matthew 21:19, Luke 13:6-1 Samuel :

a fig tree: The fig-tree, ףץךוח [Strong's G4808], is a genus of the polygamia triזcia class of plants, seldom rising above twelve feet, but sending off from the bottom many spreading branches. The leaves are of a dark green colour, nearly a span long, smooth, and irregularly divided into from three to five deep rounded lobes; and the fruit grows on short and thick stalks, of a purplish colour, and contains a soft, sweet, and fragrant pulp, intermixed with numerous small seeds.

haply: Ruth 2:3, 1 Samuel 6:9, Luke 10:31, Luke 12:6, Luke 12:7

he found: Isaiah 5:7

for: Dr. Campbell observes, that the declaration, "for the time of (ripe, Ed.) figs was not yet," is not the reason why our Lord did not find any fruit on the tree, because the fig is of that class of vegetables in which the fruit is formed in its immature state before the leaves are seen. But as the fruit is of a pulpy nature, the broad, thick leaves come out in profusion to protect it from the rays of the sun during the time it is ripening. If the words, "for the time," etc. however, are read as a parenthesis, they then become a reason why Jesus Christ should look for fruit, because the season for gathering not having fully come, it would remove all suspicion that the fruit had been gathered: while the presence of the leaves incontestably proved the advance of the tree to the state in which fruit is found.

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 6:11 - to see the Isaiah 5:2 - he looked Matthew 21:18 - in John 14:12 - the

Verse 14

No: Mark 11:20, Mark 11:21, Isaiah 5:5, Isaiah 5:6, Matthew 3:10, Matthew 7:19, Matthew 12:33-Habakkuk :, Matthew 21:19, Matthew 21:33, Matthew 21:44, John 15:6, Deuteronomy 6:4-Ruth :, Deuteronomy 11:26-Obadiah :, 2 Peter 2:20, Revelation 22:11

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:24 - cursed them Hebrews 6:8 - beareth

Verse 15

and Jesus: Matthew 21:12-Nehemiah :, Luke 19:45, John 2:13-Esther :

the tables: Deuteronomy 14:25, Deuteronomy 14:26

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 13:8 - I cast Psalms 69:9 - zeal Zechariah 14:21 - no more Mark 14:49 - was John 2:14 - General

Verse 17

Is it: 1 Kings 8:41-Galatians :, Isaiah 56:7, Isaiah 60:7, Luke 19:46

of all nations the house of prayer: or, an house of prayer for all nations

a den: Jeremiah 7:11, Hosea 12:7, John 2:16

Reciprocal: Psalms 74:3 - all Proverbs 29:24 - partner Isaiah 1:23 - companions Isaiah 23:11 - the merchant city Matthew 21:13 - ye John 10:10 - thief Romans 2:22 - sacrilege Revelation 18:15 - which

Verse 18

and: Mark 3:6, Mark 12:12, Mark 14:1, Mark 14:2, Isaiah 49:7, Matthew 21:15, Matthew 21:38, Matthew 21:39, Matthew 21:45, Matthew 21:46, Matthew 26:3, Matthew 26:4, Luke 19:47, John 11:53-Philemon :

feared: Mark 11:32, Mark 6:20, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 18:18, 1 Kings 21:20, 1 Kings 22:8, 1 Kings 22:18, Matthew 21:46, Acts 24:25, Revelation 11:5-2 Samuel :

astonished: Mark 1:22, Matthew 7:28, Luke 4:22, John 7:46

Reciprocal: John 7:30 - they

Verse 19

Mark 11:11, Luke 21:37, John 12:36

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:17 - Bethany Luke 22:39 - as

Verse 20

Mark 11:14, Job 18:16, Job 18:17, Job 20:5-Judges :, Isaiah 5:4, Isaiah 40:24, Matthew 13:6, Matthew 15:13, Matthew 21:19, Matthew 21:20, John 15:6, Hebrews 6:8, Jude 1:12

they saw: Matthew informs us that this tree grew by the way-side, and was therefore not private, but public property; so that the destruction of it really injured no one. Our Lord was pleased to make use of this miracle to prefigure the speedy ruin of the Jewish nation, on account of its unfruitfulness under greater advantages than any other people enjoyed at that day; and, like all the rest of his miracles, it was done with a gracious intention, to alarm his countrymen, and induce them to repent.

Reciprocal: Job 8:17 - roots Ezekiel 17:10 - shall it

Verse 21

Proverbs 3:33, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4, Matthew 25:41, 1 Corinthians 16:22

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:24 - cursed them Malachi 4:6 - and smite Matthew 21:20 - How Mark 11:14 - No Hebrews 6:8 - beareth

Verse 22

Have: Mark 9:23, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Psalms 62:8, Isaiah 7:9, John 14:1, Titus 1:1

faith in God: or, the faith of God, Colossians 2:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:8 - speak Joshua 10:14 - the Lord 2 Kings 2:10 - Thou hast Matthew 14:29 - he walked Matthew 21:21 - If ye have Luke 8:50 - believe Luke 17:6 - If Acts 3:16 - through 1 Corinthians 12:9 - faith 1 Corinthians 13:2 - and though I have all James 1:6 - let James 5:15 - the prayer

Verse 23

whosoever: Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Luke 17:6, 1 Corinthians 13:2

and shall: Matthew 14:13, Romans 4:18-Lamentations :, Hebrews 11:17-Psalms :, James 1:5, James 1:6

whatsoever: Psalms 37:4, John 14:13, John 15:7

Reciprocal: Zechariah 14:4 - cleave Matthew 5:18 - verily Matthew 14:29 - he walked Matthew 14:31 - O thou Mark 9:18 - and they Mark 9:23 - If Acts 3:16 - through 1 Corinthians 12:9 - faith 1 Timothy 2:8 - and Hebrews 10:22 - in full Revelation 8:8 - and as

Verse 24

What: Matthew 7:7-1 Kings :, Matthew 18:19, Matthew 21:22, Luke 11:9-1 Chronicles :, Luke 18:1-Ruth :, John 14:13, John 15:7, John 16:23-Daniel :, James 1:5, James 1:6, James 5:15-Job :, 1 John 3:22, 1 John 5:14, 1 John 5:15

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:5 - Ask what Isaiah 45:11 - Ask Isaiah 65:24 - General 1 Corinthians 14:13 - pray 2 Corinthians 6:13 - be 1 Timothy 2:8 - and Hebrews 10:22 - in full

Verse 25

stand: Zechariah 3:1, Luke 18:11, Revelation 11:4

forgive: Matthew 6:12, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15, Matthew 18:23-Habakkuk :, Luke 6:37, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13, James 2:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 5:7 - are Matthew 18:22 - but 1 Timothy 2:8 - without Philemon 1:12 - thou

Verse 26

Reciprocal: Matthew 6:12 - as Matthew 6:14 - General Matthew 18:22 - but Matthew 18:35 - do Luke 6:37 - forgive Ephesians 4:32 - forgiving

Verse 27

as he: Malachi 3:1, Matthew 21:23-Daniel :, Luke 20:1-Ruth :, John 10:23, John 18:20

the chief: Mark 14:1, Psalms 2:1-Deuteronomy :, Acts 4:5-Ruth :, Acts 4:27, Acts 4:28

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:25 - baptism Mark 12:35 - while Mark 14:49 - was Luke 19:47 - taught John 2:18 - seeing

Verse 28

Exodus 2:14, Numbers 16:3, Numbers 16:13, Acts 7:27, Acts 7:28, Acts 7:38, Acts 7:39, Acts 7:51

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:23 - when Mark 9:14 - the scribes Luke 20:2 - Tell John 2:18 - seeing Acts 4:7 - By what power

Verse 29

I will: Isaiah 52:13, Matthew 21:24, Luke 20:3-Ruth :

question: or, thing

Reciprocal: Psalms 22:7 - shake

Verse 30

Mark 1:1-1 Kings :, Mark 9:13, Matthew 3:1-Esther :, Luke 3:1-Proverbs :, John 1:6-Ruth :, John 1:15-Zephaniah :, John 3:25-Zephaniah :

Reciprocal: Matthew 14:5 - because Matthew 17:12 - and they John 3:27 - from

Verse 31

Why: Matthew 11:7-2 Chronicles :, Matthew 21:25-Daniel :, Matthew 21:31, Matthew 21:32, John 1:15, John 1:29, John 1:34, John 1:36, John 3:29-Zephaniah :

Reciprocal: John 3:27 - from John 8:46 - why

Verse 32

they: Mark 6:20, Mark 12:12, Matthew 14:5, Matthew 21:46, Luke 20:19, Luke 22:2, Acts 5:26

for: Matthew 3:5, Matthew 3:6, Matthew 21:31, Matthew 21:32, Luke 7:26-Joel :, Luke 20:6-Ruth :, John 10:41

Reciprocal: Matthew 21:26 - we fear Mark 11:18 - feared Mark 14:2 - lest Luke 1:76 - shalt be

Verse 33

We: Isaiah 1:3, Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10, Isaiah 29:9-2 Chronicles :, Isaiah 42:19, Isaiah 42:20, Isaiah 56:10, Jeremiah 8:7-1 Samuel :, Hosea 4:6, Malachi 2:7, Malachi 2:8, Matthew 15:14, Matthew 23:16-Ezekiel :, John 3:10, Romans 1:18-Song of Solomon :, Romans 1:28, 2 Corinthians 3:15, 2 Corinthians 4:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-2 Kings :

Neither: Job 5:13, Proverbs 26:4, Proverbs 26:5, Matthew 16:4, Matthew 21:27, Luke 10:21, Luke 10:22, Luke 20:7, Luke 20:8, Luke 22:66-Expanded Esther :, John 9:27

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Mark 11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/mark-11.html.