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The Pulpit Commentary - Mark 10:41

And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John. How did they hear it? It is most likely that Salome and her two sons sought this favor secretly from Christ, lest they should excite the envy of the ethers. But they, the ten, must have noticed the approach of James and John with their mother to our Lord. They came in a formal manner, worshipping him first, and then making their request (see Matthew 20:20 ). The ten would naturally be desirous... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Mark 10:35-45

See the notes at Matthew 20:20-28.Mark 10:35And James and John ...came unto him - They did this through the instrumentality of their mother. They did not come in “person,” but they got their mother to make the request for them. Compare the notes at Matthew 20:20. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Mark 10:41-45

Mark 10:41-45. When the ten heard it See on Matthew 20:24-28. A ransom for many Even for as many souls as needed such a ransom, 2 Corinthians 5:15. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Mark 10:32-45

112. The request of James and John (Matthew 20:17-28; Mark 10:32-45; Luke 18:31-34)As Jesus journeyed towards Jerusalem, he again spoke of his coming death and resurrection, but again his disciples misunderstood. They were still thinking mainly of an earthly kingdom of political power (Matthew 20:17-19; Mark 10:32-34).James and John therefore came to Jesus with a request that they might have the top positions in the kingdom (Matthew 20:20-21; Mark 10:35-37). Jesus, by using the words ‘cup’ and... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Mark 10:41

much displeased = indignant. with = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104 . Not the same word as in verses: Mark 10:27 , Mark 10:30 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Mark 10:41

And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John.This unfriendly feeling of ten apostles toward James and John showed that the same virus which had infected the sons of Zebedee was also present in the others. Their indignation was clearly due to their fears that James and John might seize something which they also wanted. The Lord at once instructed them all concerning the true values to be received and honored in his kingdom. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Mark 10:41

41. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John—or "were moved with indignation," as the same word is rendered in :-. The expression "began to be," which is of frequent occurrence in the Gospels, means that more passed than is expressed, and that we have but the result. And can we blame the ten for the indignation which they felt? Yet there was probably a spice of the old spirit of rivalry in it, which in spite of our Lord's recent lengthened, diversified,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Mark 10:31-52

V. THE SERVANT’S JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM 8:31-10:52Having comprehended Jesus’ true identity the disciples next turned south with Jesus and headed from Caesarea Philippi toward Jerusalem. This section of the Gospel traces that journey and stresses Jesus’ preparation of His disciples for His coming death and resurrection."It is no coincidence that the narrator frames the journey to Jerusalem with two healing stories about blindness [Mark 8:22-26; Mark 10:46-52], for the journey surely seems... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Mark 10:32-52

C. The third passion prediction and its lessons 10:32-52This is the last time Jesus told His disciples that He was going to die and rise again as He approached Jerusalem. Each time Jesus gave them more information than He had given before. The first time the disciples reacted violently (Mark 8:32). The second time they did not understand what He meant and were afraid to ask Him for an explanation (Mark 9:32). This time Mark recorded no reaction to His announcement except that an argument about... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Mark 10:35-45

2. Jesus’ teaching about serving 10:35-45 (cf. Matthew 20:20-28)This pericope parallels Mark 9:30-37. Both sections deal with true greatness, and both follow predictions of Jesus’ passion. This second incident shows the disciples’ lack of spiritual perception and their selfishness even more than the first one. read more

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