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Mark 9:32

    Mark 9:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the saying was not clear to them, and they were in fear of questioning him about it.

    Webster's Revision

    But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    World English Bible

    But they didn't understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 9:32

    But they understood not - This whole verse is wanting in two MSS., in the first edition of Erasmus, and in that of Aldus. Mill approves of the omission. It does not appear likely, from Matthew's account, that three of the disciples, Peter, James, and John, could be ignorant of the reasons of Christ's death and resurrection, after the transfiguration; on the contrary, from the circumstances there related, it is very probable that from that time they must have had at least a general understanding of this important subject; but the other nine might have been ignorant of this matter, who were not present at the transfiguration; probably it is of these that the evangelist speaks here. See the observations on the transfiguration, Matthew 17:9 (note), etc., and Matthew 18:1 (note).

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 9:32

    9:32 They understood not the word - They did not understand how to reconcile the death of our Saviour (nor consequently his resurrection, which supposed his death) with their notions of his temporal kingdom.