John Bengel Commentary - Mark 12:32 - 12:32

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 12:32 - 12:32


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Mar 12:32. Κακῶς, excellently [well]) Construe with. Thou hast said: for His “saying well” is made to rest on the truth, ἐπʼ ἀληθείας, as in Luk 4:25 [ἐπʼ ἀληθείας λέγω, I say, resting on the truth, “I say of a truth”], εἷς ἐστι καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλος πλὴν αὐτοῦ, there is One, and there is none other but He) There is One [or rather He is One], an absolute phraseology, is repeated from Mar 12:29, that is, from Moses’ writings; comp. Zec 14:9. The subject, Θεὸς, God, is left to be supplied, by a striking εὐλάβεια of language [reverent caution is needlessly repeating God’s name], although many have inserted this very word, Θεὸς, after ἐστί. See App. Crit. Ed. ii. on this passage.[6]

[6] AB Vulg. omit Θεὸς. D abc and Rec. Text (which prefixes ὁ) insert Θεὸς.-ED. and TRANSL.