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Mark 13:9

    Mark 13:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But take care: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins; and in Synagogues you will be whipped; and you will be taken before rulers and kings because of me, for a sign to them.

    Webster's Revision

    But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

    World English Bible

    But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

    Definitions for Mark 13:9

    Heed - To be careful to consider.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 13:9

    Councils - Συνεδρια, Sanhedrins. The grand Sanhedrin consisted of seventy-two elders; six chosen out of each tribe; this was the national council of state; and the small Sanhedrins, which were composed of twenty-three counsellors.

    Synagogues - Courts of justice for villages, etc., consisting of three magistrates, chosen out of the principal directors of the synagogue in that place.

    Rulers - Or governors. The Roman deputies, such as Pontius Pilate, etc.

    Kings - The tetrarchs of Judea and Galilee, who bore this name. See Mark 6:27.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 13:9

    Take heed to yourselves - Be cautious that no man deceive you; or, take care of your lives, not to run into unnecessary danger.

    To councils - The higher ecclesiastical courts of the Jews, including the Sanhedrin, or great council of the nation.

    Rulers and kings - Referring to Roman officers.

    For a testimony against them - Rather to bear testimony to them, or to be witnesses "before them" of the truth. This was" for the sake" of Jesus, or because they were attached to him; and God would overrule it so that at the same time they should bear witness "to" the rulers of the truth, as was the case with Peter and John, Acts 4; with Stephen, Acts 6-7; and with Paul, Acts 23; Acts 24:24-25.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 13:9

    13:9 Lu 21:12.