John Bengel Commentary - Mark 3:31 - 3:31

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 3:31 - 3:31

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Mar 3:31.[30] ΟἹ ἈΔΕΛΦΟῚ ΚΑῚ Ἡ ΜΉΤΗΡ ΑὐΤΟῦ) See App. Crit. Ed. ii. on this passage.[31] Mark has placed the brothers first in order, implying that the brothers had made the first move in seeking Him, and the mother followed them. [She is not, however, on that account, to be held free from all blame in the case.-V. g.] There is a similar account to be given for the order of the words in Num 12:1; Num 12:10, where Miriam, being the more prominent of the two in opposing Moses, is placed before Aaron. So Rachel and Leah, in inverse order, Gen 31:14; Gad and Reuben, Num 32:6. She who was “blessed among women,” suffered less from the taint of human infirmity than others, yet she was not entirely exempt from it.-ἔξω, without) outside of that circle [“the multitude about Him”], Mar 3:32; or even outside of the house, where He was teaching.-φωνοῦντες, calling Him) with a loud voice.

[30] ἔρχονται οὐν, There come then) This expression refers us back to the ἐξῆλθον, Mar 3:21.-V. g.

[31] A supports Rec. Text in this order of the words. But CDGLΔabc Vulg. read them thus-ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ.-ED.