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Mark 1:38

    Mark 1:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, Let us go to other parts into the nearest towns, so that I may give teaching there, because for this purpose I came.

    Webster's Revision

    And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

    Definitions for Mark 1:38

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 1:38

    The next towns - Κωμοπολεις properly signifies such towns as resembled cities for magnitude and number of inhabitants, but which were not walled as were cities. The Codex Bezae, most of the versions, and all the Itala, read, Let us go into the neighboring villages, And Into The Cities.

    For therefore came I forth - Εις τουτο, for this purpose am I come forth - to preach the Gospel to every creature, that all might hear, and fear, and return unto the Lord. The towns and the villages will not come to the preacher - the preacher must go to them, if he desires their salvation. In this, also, Jesus has left his ministering servants an example, that they should follow his steps. Let no minister of God think he has delivered his own soul, till he has made an offer of salvation to every city and village within his reach.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 1:38

    And he said unto them ... - This was said in answer to their "implied" request that he would go and meet the multitudes. "Since the anxiety to hear the truth is so great, since such multitudes are waiting to hear the word, let us go into the next towns," etc.

    Next towns - Towns in the neighborhood or vicinity of Capernaum. He proposed to carry the gospel to them, rather than that multitudes should leave their homes and attend him in his ministry. The word here rendered "towns" denotes places in size between "cities" and "villages," or large places, but without walls.

    For therefore came I forth - That is, came forth from God, or was sent by God. Luke, says Luke 4:43, "for therefore am I sent." Compare John 16:28; "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world." The meaning of this verse therefore is, "Since multitudes press to hear the word, let us not remain here, but go into the neighboring towns also: for I was sent by God not to preach at Capernaum only, but "throughout Judea," and it is therefore improper to confine my labors to this place."