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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Mark Chapter 8

Mark 8:15

mar 8:15


See note 4, (See Scofield) - (Mat 13:33).


See margin reference, (See Scofield) - (Mat 14:1).

Mark 8:23

mar 8:23

And he took

Our Lord's action here is most significant, Having abandoned Bethsaida to judgment (Mat 11:12-24). He would neither heal in that village, nor permit further testimony to be borne there (Mar 8:26). The probation of Bethsaida as a community was ended, but He would still show mercy to individuals.

Compare (Rev 3:20).

Christ is outside the door of that church, but "If any man hear My voice," etc.

Mark 8:31

mar 8:31

Son of man

(See Scofield) - (Mat 8:20).

Also (Mat 16:21-28); (Mar 9:31); (Luk 9:22-27); (Luk 24:6).

Mark 8:33

mar 8:33

thou savourest

That is, thou art thinking man's thoughts, not the thoughts of God.

Contrast (Mat 16:17).

Mark 8:38

mar 8:38



(See Scofield) - (Rom 3:23).


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

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