And wherever he shall go in, say you to the manager of the house, The Master said, Where is the guest room, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)The goodman of the house.—Better, the master. The better MSS. give the reading, “Where is my guest-chamber,” a form which implies discipleship on the part of the owner of the house, even more than that given by St. Matthew. The word translated “guest-chamber” is the same as that which appears in Luke 2:7 as “inn.” It was, in fact, the generic term for a hired lodging.
See on Lu 22:7-23; Lu 22:39; and see on Joh 13:10, 11; Joh 13:18, 19; Joh 13:21-30.See Poole on "Mark 14:10"
and say ye to the good man of the house; the owner, and master of it, who might be Nicodemus, or Joseph of Arimathea, or some man of note and wealth in Jerusalem, that might have some knowledge of Christ, and faith in him, though he did not openly profess him; since by only saying what follows, he would at once, as he did, direct them to a suitable and convenient room;
the master saith. The Syriac and Persic versions read, our master saith: he that is yours, and ours, our master Jesus; though that is not expressed, yet it was understood by the master of the family; which confirms the above conjecture, that he was a secret disciple of Christ.
Where is the guest chamber; the chamber provided for guests that might be expected at the passover:
where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? where it might be done conveniently, and in a proper and comfortable manner; See Gill on Matthew 26:18.And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Mark 14:14. τὸ κατάλυμά μου, my guest chamber. This μου of the best texts is interesting as suggesting a previous understanding between Jesus and the householder. It is not necessary to import the miraculous into the narrative.14. say ye to the goodman of the house] The words addressed to him, and the confidential nature of the communication, make it probable that the owner of the house was a believing follower. “Discipulus, sed non ex duodecim,” Bengel. Some have conjectured it was Joseph of Arimathæa, others John Mark; but the Gospels and tradition alike are silent. “Universal hospitality prevailed in this matter, and the only recompence that could be given was the skin of the paschal lamb, and the earthen dishes used at the meal.” Geikie, ii. 462.
the guestchamber] Curiously translated by Wyclif, “my fulfilling, or etyng place.” The original word only occurs here, in the parallel Luke 22:11, and Luke 2:7, “and she brought forth her firstborn son, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”Mark 14:14. Ποῦ ἐστι, where is) It is taken for granted in this question, that there is some guest chamber already prepared through the providence of the Lord.Verse 14. - The Master saith, Where is my guest-chamber (κατύλυμα μοῦ); literally, my lodging.
Luke 22:11. The word is not classical, and as used by an oriental signifies a khan or caravanserai. Hence inn at Luke 2:7. My chamber. It was a common practice that more than one company partook of the paschal supper in the same apartment; but Christ will have his chamber for himself and his disciples alone.
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