Mark 12:39
Good News Translation
who choose the reserved seats in the synagogues and the best places at feasts.

Contemporary English Version
They like the front seats in the synagogues and the best seats at banquets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the highest places at suppers:

New American Bible
seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the highest places at suppers:

James 2:2,3 For if there shall come into your assembly a man having a golden ring, in fine apparel; and there shall come in also a poor man in mean attire: . . .

Context
Warning against the Scribes
38And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes and to be saluted in the marketplace, 39And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the highest places at suppers: 40Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer. These shall receive greater judgment.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:1
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples,

Matthew 23:6
And they love the first places at feasts and the first chairs in the synagogues,

Mark 12:38
And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes and to be saluted in the marketplace,

Mark 12:40
Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer. These shall receive greater judgment.

Additional Translations
and to have the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at the feasts;

And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;

and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

and to occupy the best seats in the synagogues and at dinner parties,

and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:

and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers,
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