John Bengel Commentary - Mark 9:36 - 9:36

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 9:36 - 9:36


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Mar 9:36. Ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν, in the midst between Himself) and His disciples: as appears by comparing Luk 9:47, by Himself [He set the child by Him].-ἐναγκαλισάμενος, having embraced him in His arms) Symbolical of the intimate union between Him and such children. Comp. Mar 9:37; ch. Mar 10:16. By that very act He conferred grace on the little one [and how great was the sweetness, with which the child was thereby bedewed, is not hard to understand.-V. g.]. So dear to Him, doth He teach us, that the lowly are.