Mark 10#Mr 10:1| XCVIII. JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM. CONCERNING DIVORCE. #Mt 19:1-12 Mr 10:1-12| He arose from thence. From Galilee. And cometh into the borders of Judaea and beyond the Jordan. The land beyond the Jordan was called Peraea. See TFG "#Mt 4:25|". It was no part of Judaea, but belonged to the tetrarchy of Herod. It and the river Jordan bordered Judaea on the east. And multitudes come together unto him again. No doubt bands of pilgrims on their way to the Passover helped to swell the multitudes which now surrounded the Lord. And, as he was wont, he taught them again. The teachings of this journey will be found in Sections XCVIII-CI. (TFG 538) #Mr 10:2| And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him. Knowing that Jesus had modified the law of Moses, the Pharisees asked this question, seeking to entrap him. If he had reaffirmed his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount (#Mt 5:32|), they hoped to make it appear that he despised the authority of Moses. But if he ratified the law of Moses, then they would show that he was contradicting his former teaching, and hence too inconsistent to be worthy of credit. For the Lord's teaching concerning divorce, see TFG "Mt 5:32". (TFG 538) #Mr 10:3-10| What did Moses command you? Jesus went back to the original law propounded by God and recorded by Moses, and shows from it: 1. That marriage is a fundamental principle of social order, God having it in view from the creation, and hence making them male and female (#Mr 10:6|). 2. That the relation of marriage is superior even to the parental relation (#Mr 10:7|). 3. That by it the pair become one flesh, so that a man is as much joined to his wife as he is to his own body (#Mr 10:8|). Now, since a man can only be separated from his parental relations or from his own body by death, which is an act of God, so it follows that the superior or similar relation of marriage can only be dissolved by the act of God. Thus Jesus draws the conclusion that no man or body of men, whether acting in private, civil, or ecclesiastical capacity, can dissolve marriage otherwise than according to the decrees of God. (TFG 539) #Mr 10:4| Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. Seeing that Jesus reaffirmed his former teaching, the Jews proceed to show that he is in conflict with the law of Moses, apparently failing to note that Jesus has merely cited Scripture, and that therefore the issue is really Moses against Moses. (TFG 539) #Mr 10:5| For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. Thus Jesus replies that Moses did not command but suffered or permitted (the word "commandment" used by Mark having reference not to the matter but the manner; that is, commanding it to be done by giving a writing) men to put away their wives because at the time when the law was given the wickedness of men made such a concession beneficial. Had the law propounded at creation been re-enacted by Moses, many would have refused to marry at all, preferring an illicit life to the hazard of matrimony under a stringent law, and others finding themselves unhappily married would have secretly murdered their wives to gain their liberty. As a choice of two evils, God therefore temporarily modified the law out of compassion for women. It was expected that as the hearts of men softened they would recognize the wisdom, justice and wholesomeness of the original law, and cease to take advantage of their permission to evade it. But men had not done this, and Christ himself had brought this concession to an end, and since then it has been the most daring interference with the divine prerogative, for men to venture on a continuance of the same concession, as though they were possessed of divine authority. (TFG 539-540) #Mr 10:6| But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them. For comment, see TFG "Mr 10:3". #Mr 10:7| For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife. For comment, see TFG "Mr 10:3". #Mr 10:8| And the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh. For comment, see TFG "Mr 10:3". #Mr 10:9| What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put assunder. For comment, see TFG "Mr 10:3". (TFG 539) #Mr 10:11,12| Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. Thus Jesus reaffirms the teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. See TFG "#Mt 5:32|". (TFG 540) #Mr 10:13| XCIX. BLESSING CHILDREN. CONCERNING CHILDLIKENESS. (In Peraea.) #Mt 19:13-15 Mr 10:13-16 Lu 18:15-17| And they were bringing unto him little children. According to Buxtorf, children were often brought to the presidents of the synagogue in order that they might pray over them. The prayers of a good man in our behalf have always been regarded as a blessing; no wonder, then, that the mothers of these children desired the prayers of Jesus in behalf of their little ones. It was customary to put the hand upon the person prayed for, probably following the patriarchal precedent (#Ge 48:14,15|). Compare #Ac 6:6|. That he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. The disciples wished to protect Jesus from what appeared to them to be an unseemly intrusion and annoyance, and possibly, as the context suggests, they thought it was beneath the dignity of the Messiah to turn aside from the affairs of the kingdom of heaven (#Mt 19:12|) to pay attention to children. (TFG 541-542) #Mr 10:14| But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unti them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. But Jesus was indignant at their officious interference, and directed that the children be brought to him, declaring at the same time that the kingdom of heaven be composed, not of little children, but of such as are childlike in their nature. (TFG 542) #Mr 10:15| Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein. See TFG "#Mr 9:37|". #Mr 10:16| And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. They were brought that he might lay his hands on them and bless them, and that is what he did for them. The command therefore that they be suffered to come to him should not be perverted into a precept directing that they be brought for other purposes. Those who have construed this as commanding or even permitting either infant baptism or an infant church membership, have abused the text. They are indebted for these ideas, not to the Bible, but to their creeds. The incident told in this section is a fitting sequel to the discourse on divorce. The little children, the offspring of happy wedlock, and a source of constant joy and pleasure to faithful husbands and wives, serve by their presence to correct false impressions as to supposed inconvenience of an indissoluble marriage bond. The sight of them in the arms of Jesus could not fail to leave a good impression with reference to the married life. (TFG 542-543) #Mr 10:17| C. THE RICH RULER. PERIL OF RICHES. REWARD OF SACRIFICE. PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD. (In Peraea.) #Mt 19:16-20:16 Mr 10:17-31 Lu 18:18-30| There ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? The action of this young man in running and kneeling shows that he was deeply anxious to receive an answer to his question, and also that he had great reverence for Jesus. He seemed to think, however, that heaven could be gained by performing some one meritorious act. He made the mistake of thinking that eternal life is a reward for doing rather than for being, a mistake from which the Roman Catholic Church developed the doctrine of "works of supererogation." (TFG 543-544) #Mr 10:18| And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God. To the address of the young man, namely: "Good Master" (#Mr 10:17|), Jesus replies, "Why callest," etc., and to his question, "What good thing," etc. Jesus replies, "Why askest," etc. The ruler using the inconsiderate, conventional language of the thoughtless, had taken an unwarrantable freedom with the word "good." Jesus shows that if his language had been used sincerely it would have committed him to a declaration of great faith, for he had addressed Jesus by a title which belongs only to God, and he had asked Jesus the question concerning that of which God alone was fitted to speak. As the ruler had not used this language sincerely Jesus challenged his words. The challenge showed the ruler that he had unwittingly confessed the divinity of Jesus, and thus startled him into a consideration of the marvelous fact which his own mouth had stated. This is done because the young man would need to believe in the divinity of Jesus to endure the test to which he was about to be subjected (#1Jo 5:5|). (TFG 544) #Mr 10:19| Thou knowest the commandments. The ruler still sought for some prominent commandment, but was referred to the last six of the Decalogue, these being at that time more frequently violated than the first four. For the last commandment, "Thou shalt not covet," Jesus substitutes its equivalent, "Do not defraud," and "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," the last being a summary of all the six (#Ro 13:9|). Do not kill. See #Ex 20:13 De 5:17|. Do not commit adultery. See #Ex 20:14 De 5:18|. Do not steal. See #Ex 20:15 De 5:19|. Do not bear false witness. See #Ex 20:16 De 5:20|. Do not defraud. See #Ex 20:17 De 5:21|. Honor thy father and mother. See #Ex 20:12 De 5:16|. (TFG 545) #Mr 10:20| Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth. He had kept these commandments as far as he knew his heart and as far as he understood their import. (TFG 545) #Mr 10:21| And Jesus looking upon him. Gazing earnestly and searchingly at him. Loved him. "Agapan." See TFG "#Joh 11:5|". Go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. The command to sell all is not a general one, but a special precept needed in this case, 1. To dispel the ruler's self-deception. On the negative side his character was good, but on the positive it was deficient. He had done his neighbor no harm, but he had also done him very little good. 2. To show impartiality. The invitation of Jesus shows that the ruler desired to be in some manner a disciple, and hence he is subjected to the same test which the other disciples had accepted, and of which Peter soon after speaks (#Mr 10:28|). Paul also was rich in self-righteousness like this man, but cheerfully sacrificed all, that he might follow Christ (#Php 3:6-9|). The reference to treasure in heaven and the invitation to follow Christ tested the ruler's obedience to the first four commandments of the Decalogue as condensed in the great summary or first commandment. (#Mt 22:37,38|.) Though the ruler perhaps did not fully realize it, those who heard the conversation must afterwards have been impressed with the great truth that the ruler was called upon to make his choice whether he would love Christ or the world, whether he would serve God or mammon. The whole scene forms an illustration of the doctrine expressed by Paul, that by the law can no flesh be justified (#Ro 3:20|), for perfection is required of those who approach God along that pathway; those, therefore, who have done all, still need Christ to lead them. (TFG 545-546) #Mr 10:22| But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions. He was not offended at the extravagance of Jesus' demands, for he was not one of the most hardened of the rich. He belonged to that class which hold Christ and their wealth in nearly an even balance. The narrative shows us how uncompromisingly Jesus held to principle. Though the ruler was sorry to turn away, and though Jesus loved him, yet the Lord did not modify his demand by a hair's-breadth to gain an influential disciple. (TFG 546) #Mr 10:23| How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! #1Ti 6:9,10,17-19|. It should be remembered that Judas heard these words only a few days before he sold his Lord. (TFG 546) #Mr 10:24| How hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! The possession and use of riches is permitted to the Christian, but their possession becomes a sin when the one who owns them comes to trust in them or in any way suffers them to interfere with his duties toward or relations to God. (TFG 547) #Mr 10:25| It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. The needle's eye here is that of the literal needle, and the expression was a proverbial one to indicate that which was absolutely impossible. Lord George Nugent (1845-6) introduced the explanation that Jesus referred to the two gates of a city, the large one for beast of burden, and the small one for foot-passengers. This smaller one is now called "The Needle's Eye," but there is no evidence whatever that it was so called in our Saviour's time. In fact, as Canon Farrar observes, we have every reason to believe that this smaller gate received its name in late years because of the efforts of those who were endeavoring to soften this saying of Jesus. (TFG 547) #Mr 10:26| And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved? The Jews were accustomed to look upon the possession of riches as an evidence of divine favor, and the heads of the apostles were filled with visions of the riches and honors which they would enjoy when Jesus set up his kingdom. No wonder, then, that they were amazed to find that it was impossible for a rich man to enter that kingdom, and that, moreover and worse than all, riches appeared to exclude from salvation itself: that even this virtuous rich man, this paragon of excellence, could not have eternal life because he clung to his riches. (TFG 547) #Mr 10:27| With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God. But they were comforted by the assurance of Jesus that though the salvation of some men might present more difficulties than the salvation of others--might, as it were, require a miracle where others only required simple means, yet the gracious, mighty God might still be trusted to overcome the obstacles. It is impossible for any man to save himself, so that in every case of salvation God is called upon to assist man in accomplishing the impossible. God can so work upon the rich man's heart as to make him a dispenser of blessings. (TFG 547-548) #Mr 10:28| Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. The negative conduct of the rich man reminded the disciples of their own positive conduct when confronted with a similar crisis (#Lu 5:11|), and the "all" which they had left was by no means contemptible, though perhaps none of them could have been said to have held great possessions. The mention of treasure in heaven (#Mr 10:21|), therefore, set Peter to wondering what manner of return would be made to them to compensate them for their sacrifice. (TFG 548) #Mr 10:29,30| There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, etc. The rewards of Christian self-denial are here divided into two parts--the temporal and the eternal. The earthly joys--the rewards "in this time"--shall outweigh the sacrifices made for the kingdom. The return, of course, will not be in kind, houses for house, and fathers for father, etc., but spiritual relationships and blessings which compensate abundantly for whatever has been resigned (#Mt 12:49 1Ti 4:8|). But these joys shall be mingled with the bitterness of persecution, for no pleasure is perfected in this world, but only in the inheritance which lies beyond (#1Pe 1:4|). (TFG 549) #Mr 10:31| But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. The promise of large recompense which Jesus had just given was apt to tempt some to labor not for love, but for the rewards which might be reaped thereby. Jesus corrects this spirit by the statement, and the parable that follows in Matthew (#Mt 20:1-16|) which illustrates it, and which ends with the same sentiment. See TFG "#Mt 20:16|". (TFG 549) #Mr 10:32| CI. FORETELLING HIS PASSION. REBUKING AMBITION. (Peraea, or Judaea, near the Jordan.) #Mt 20:17-28 Mr 10:32-45 Lu 18:31-34| And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem. Dean Mansel sees in these words an evidence that Jesus had just crossed the Jordan and was beginning the actual ascent up to Jerusalem. If so, he was in Judaea. But such a construction strains the language. Jesus had been going up to Jerusalem ever since he started in Galilee, and he may now have still be in Peraea. The parable of the vineyard (#Mt 20:1-16|) which closed the preceding section was likely to have been spoken before he crossed the Jordan, for Peraea abounded in vineyards. And Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid. When Jesus turned his face toward Jerusalem, his disciples dropped behind and hung back. The outer circle of his disciples knew enough not to be fearful of the consequences, and the inner circle, fully acquainted with the dangers, were amazed that he should dare to go thither. A short while before this they had despaired of his life when he had proposed to go even into Judaea (#Joh 11:7-16|), and his going at that time had not bettered the situation, but had, on the contrary, greatly increased the enmity and danger (#Joh 11:47-57|). Notwithstanding all this, Jesus was now on his way to Jerusalem itself, and was speaking no reassuring word as he formerly had done (#Joh 11:9,10|). And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were to happen unto him. He separated them from the throng of pilgrims on the way to the Passover, and from the outer circle of the disciples, for it was not expedient that these should hear what he was about to reveal concerning his death. Such a revelation might have spurred his Galilean friends to resist his arrest, and might have resulted in riot and bloodshed. (TFG 553-554) #Mr 10:33,34| The Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes, etc. This was the third and by far the clearest and most circumstantial prophecy concerning his death. For the other two see #Mt 16:21 Mr 8:31 Lu 9:22| and #Mt 17:22,23 Mr 9:31 Lu 9:44|. The details are minute even to the complicated arrangement by which the Jewish authorities pronounced sentence (#Mt 26:66|) and forced Pilate to confirm the sentence (#Lu 23:24|). Since the evangelists honestly record an actual prediction, we may well pause to note how remarkable it is in that it gives seven details as follows: 1. Delivery or betrayal by Judas. 2. Condemnation. 3. Delivery to the Gentiles. 4. Mocking and the manner of it. 5. Scourging. 6. Death by crucifixion. 7. Resurrection on the third day. The announcement of these sufferings was made for the purpose of checking any materialistic hopes which the apostles might entertain as to the glories, honors, and offices of the Messianic reign. That such hopes were present is shown by the ambitious request which immediately follows. Moreover, to prepare them that they might not be crushed either by the announcement or the accomplishment of his death he gives them the clear promise of his resurrection. (TFG 555) #Mr 10:35| Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee. They were ashamed of the selfish ambition of their request, and betrayed that fact by desiring Christ to grant it without hearing it. For a similar petition, see #1Ki 2:19,20|. They asked through their mother (#Mt 20:20|), thinking that Jesus would be more likely to favor her than themselves. (TFG 555-556) #Mr 10:36| What would ye that I should do for you? Though Jesus knew what they wished, he required them to state it plainly and specifically, that their self-seeking might be clearly exposed and properly rebuked. (TFG 556) #Mr 10:37| Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy glory. In the previous section Jesus had spoken about the thrones to be occupied by the apostles (#Mt 19:28|). The sons of Zebedee, presuming on their high standing among the apostles, and their near relationship to Jesus, were emboldened to ask for special seats of honor among the promised thrones--the seats to the right and left of the sovereign being next to his in dignity and consideration; thus Josephus represents Saul as seated with Jonathan on his right hand and Abner on his left. The words "glory" here and "kingdom" in #Mt 20:21| are used synonymously. Despite the fact that Jesus was now telling them plainly of his death, these apostles could not rid their minds of the delusion that he was about to ascend the earthly throne of David. (TFG 556) #Mr 10:38| Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? The word "cup" among the Hebrews meant a portion assigned (#Ps 16:5 23:5|), whether of pleasure or of sorrow. But the idea of sorrow usually predominated (#Mt 26:39,42 Re 14:10 16:19 18:6 Ps 75:8 Isa 51:17 Jer 25:15|). To be baptized with suffering means to be overwhelmed with it, a metaphorical use of the word arising from the fact that it means an immersion. This metaphorical use of baptism aids us to understand the meaning of that word, for neither sprinkling nor pouring could have suggested the overpowering force which the metaphor implies. Alford distinguishes between cup and baptism, making the former refer to inward spiritual suffering, and the latter to outer persecution and trial. (TFG 556-557) #Mr 10:39| And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized. They probably thought that Jesus referred to some battle or conflict which would attend the ushering in of the kingdom, and as they were not wanting in physical courage, they were ready enough to pledge themselves to endure it. James and John spoke with unwarranted self-confidence, but Jesus rebuked them very gently, as he foreknew what suffering they would indeed endure. James was the first apostolic martyr (#Ac 12:2|), and John's spirit was sorely troubled with the conflict of error, as his epistles show, and his last days were darkened by the shadow of persecution (#Re 1:9|). (TFG 557) #Mr 10:40| But to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared. Future rewards are indeed meted out by the hand of Christ (#2Ti 4:8 Re 2:10,17,26,28 3:12,21|), but they are not distributed according to caprice or favoritism, but according to the will of the Father and the rules which he has established. Jesus proceeds to set forth the principles by which places of honor are obtained in his kingdom. (TFG 557) #Mr 10:41| And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John. The ten, sharing the same ambition as the two, jealously resented their efforts to take unfair advantage of the Lord's known affection for them. (TFG 557-558) #Mr 10:42| Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them. To restore peace among them, and to correct their false views, he draws the distinction between the worldly greatness to which they aspired, and the spiritual greatness which they ought to have sought. (TFG 558) #Mr 10:43,44| But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister. In an earthly kingdom honor and authority measure greatness, but in Christ's kingdom it is measured by humility and service. Jesus added power to his rebuke by showing them that their spirit was not even Jewish, but altogether heathenish. (TFG 558) #Mr 10:45| For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. He enforces this lesson by his own example in that he came to serve men and not to have them serve him. Jesus could ever refer to himself as the best example of the virtues which he taught. Since honor consists in being like the King, the highest honor consists in being most like him. The closing words state the vicarious nature of Christ's suffering as plainly as language can express it. The ransom is offered for all (#1Ti 2:6|), and will be efficacious for as many as accept it. The words are nearly a reproduction of the words of Isaiah (#Isa 53:12|). (TFG 558) #Mr 10:46| CII. BARTIMAEUS AND HIS COMPANION HEALED. (At Jericho.) #Mt 20:29-34 Mr 10:46-52 Lu 18:35-43| And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude. Being so near the Passover season, great crowds would be on their way to Jerusalem, and all the multitudes coming from Galilee and from Peraea would pass through Jericho on their way thither. Jesus, as we have just seen, had entered the city with a multitude (#Lu 18:35,36|), and as he spent some little time there, he would leave with even a larger crowd, for it would be augmented by those who had arrived at Jericho during his stay there and citizens of Jericho itself. Few would leave Jericho alone while they might have the pleasure and excitement of going with the crowd. The son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus. Bar is the Aramaic form for "son." It is likely that both Timaeus and Bartimaeus were well known in apostolic days, but all memory of them is now lost save that contained in this passage. A blind beggar. Blindness and beggary form an awful combination, and when coupled with the general poverty then prevailing in Palestine, they suggest a fullness of suffering. Was sitting by the way side. See TFG "#Lu 18:37|". (TFG 559) #Mr 10:47| Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. The title "son of David" was the popular Jewish designation for the Messiah, and Bartimaeus thus confessed his faith in the Messiahship of Jesus. Blind as he was, he saw more than those who spoke of the Lord as Jesus of Nazareth, thus making Jesus differ from other men merely in the matter of his residence. (TFG 560) #Mr 10:48| And many. They that came out of the city just ahead of Jesus. Rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. Various motives influenced the multitude to silence the beggar's cries. Some regarded his clamor as indecorous, distracting the thoughts and interrupting conversation. Others did not like to hear Jesus thus confessed as Messiah. Others still, believing that Jesus was about to be crowned king, thought that it was high time that he should cease paying so much attention to beggars and begin to assume the dignities of royalty. But Bartimaeus was filled with the spirit of Jacob. The more resistance he met, the more strenuously he wrestled to obtain the blessing (#Ge 32:24-26|). (TFG 560) #Mr 10:49| And Jesus stood still, and said, Call ye him. The multitude had rebuked the cry, but Jesus stood still to hear and answer it. He is no respecter of persons (#Ac 10:34,35|). Rich rulers and blind beggars received his attention and care without respect of station. He died for every man. (TFG 560) #Mr 10:50| And he, casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus. He cast off his outer garment or pallium, which was like a large shawl thrown over the shoulders, and is elsewhere called a cloak. See TFG "#Mt 5:40|". It probably represented more than half the beggar's wealth, but he valued his eyesight more than it, and cast it aside because it hindered him in reaching Jesus through the crowd. Many today would come to Jesus, but their steps are impeded by some trifling obstacle (#Isa 64:6|). In the race to win the presence of Christ on high, Christians are advised to lay aside every weight (#Heb 12:1,2|). (TFG 560-561) #Mr 10:51| What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? Bartimaeus had cried for mercy without specifying what mercy, and he had asked this mercy of Christ as the Messiah. The Lord therefore in his royal majesty asked Bartimaeus to name the mercy, thus suggesting to him the fullness of the treasury of power and grace, to which he came. He was not to blame for this. (TFG 561) #Mr 10:52| Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. We can see in this instance what faith really is. It caused Bartimaeus to cry out, to come to Jesus and to ask for sight. Thus we see that faith saves by leading to proper actions. And straightway he received his sight, and followed him in the way. Being a beggar, it would have been natural for him to hunt first for means of livelihood, but faith and gratitude prompted him to follow Jesus. (TFG 561)
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