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Mark 12:38

    Mark 12:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and to have'salutations in the marketplaces,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in his teaching he said, Be on your watch against the scribes, whose pleasure it is to go about in long robes and be respected in the market-places,

    Webster's Revision

    And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and to have'salutations in the marketplaces,

    World English Bible

    In his teaching he said to them, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and to have salutations in the marketplaces,

    Definitions for Mark 12:38

    Doctrine - The act or result of teaching.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 12:38

    Beware of the scribes - See on Matthew 23:1 (note), etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 12:38

    In his doctrine - In his "teaching," for so it should be rendered.

    Beware of the scribes - Be on your guard. Be cautious about hearing them or following them.

    Scribes - The learned men of the Jewish nation.

    Which love to go in long clothing - In long, flowing robes, as significant of their consequence, leisure, and learning.

    Salutations ... - See the notes at Matthew 23:6-7.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 12:38

    12:38 Beware of the scribes - There was an absolute necessity for these repeated cautions. For, considering their inveterate prejudices against Christ, it could never be supposed the common people would receive the Gospel till these incorrigible blasphemers of it were brought to just disgrace. Yet he delayed speaking in this manner till a little before his passion, as knowing what effect it would quickly produce. Nor is this any precedent for us: we are not invested with the same authority. Mt 23:5; Lu 20:46.