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Mark 6:8

    Mark 6:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no money, no bread, no money in their purse:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he charged them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, now money in their purse;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said that they were to take nothing for their journey, but a stick only; no bread, no bag, no money in their pockets;

    Webster's Revision

    and he charged them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, now money in their purse;

    World English Bible

    He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he charged them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse;

    Definitions for Mark 6:8

    Save - Except; besides.
    Scrip - Bag; sack; wallet.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 6:8

    A staff only - It is likely he desired them to take only one with every two, merely for the purpose of carrying any part of their clothes on, when they should be obliged to strip them off by reason of the heat; for walking staves, or things of this kind, were forbidden, see Matthew 10:10. But, probably, no more is designed than simply to state that they must not wait to make any provision for the journey, but go off just as they were, leaving the provision necessary in the present case to the care of Divine Providence. St. James is represented in ancient paintings, as carrying a gourd bottle on a Staff across his shoulder.

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 6:8

    See these verses fully explained in the notes at Matthew 10:9-15. In Matthew 10:5 they were commanded not to go among the Gentiles or Samaritans. Mark omits that direction, perhaps, because he was writing for the "Gentiles," and the direction might create unnecessary difficulty or offence. Perhaps he omits it also because the command was given for a temporary purpose, and was not in force at the time of his writing.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 6:8

    6:8 He commanded them to take nothing for their journey - That they might be always unincumbered, free, ready for motion. Save a staff only - He that had one might take it; but he that had not was not to provide one, Matt 10:9. Lu 9:3.
    Book: Mark