John Bengel Commentary - Mark 3:5 - 3:5

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 3:5 - 3:5


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Mar 3:5. Περιβλεψάμενος, looking round) The expressions of Christ’s countenance teach us many lessons, Mar 3:34 [comp. ch. Mar 10:21; Mar 10:27].-συλλυπουμένος, being grieved) In the case of the Pharisees, their grief was malignant; Jesus grieves with holy affection, individually for individuals. Along with His just grief was combined just anger; see note Mar 3:2.-πώρωσει, the hardness) The habitual disposition of the heart renders the perception of the truth, and of its conclusions, either difficult or easy.-πωρωσις, hardness, which destroys the use of the senses, for instance, the sight and the touch. It is blindness, not to sec; hardness, not to perceive; Joh 12:40.