Mark 10:16
New International Version
And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

New Living Translation
Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.

English Standard Version
And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Berean Study Bible
And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them, and blessed them.

Berean Literal Bible
And having taken them in arms, He was blessing them, having laid the hands on them.

King James Bible
And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

New King James Version
And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

New American Standard Bible
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

NASB 1995
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

NASB 1977
And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them.

Amplified Bible
And He took the children [one by one] in His arms and blessed them [with kind, encouraging words], placing His hands on them.

Christian Standard Bible
After taking them in his arms, he laid his hands on them and blessed them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After taking them in His arms, He laid His hands on them and blessed them.

American Standard Version
And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he took them up in his arms and he laid his hand upon them and he blessed them.

Contemporary English Version
Then Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them by placing his hands on them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.

English Revised Version
And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.

Good News Translation
Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on each of them, and blessed them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus put his arms around the children and blessed them by placing his hands on them.

International Standard Version
Then after he had hugged the children, he tenderly blessed them as he laid his hands on them.

Literal Standard Version
and having taken them in His arms, having put [His] hands on them, He was blessing them.

NET Bible
After he took the children in his arms, he placed his hands on them and blessed them.

New Heart English Bible
And he took them in his arms, laying his hands on them, and blessed them.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He took them in His arms and blessed them lovingly, one by one, laying His hands upon them.

World English Bible
He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Young's Literal Translation
and having taken them in his arms, having put his hands upon them, he was blessing them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Blesses the Children
15Truly I tell you, anyone who does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them, and blessed them. 17As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. “Good Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”…

Cross References
Mark 9:36
Then He had a little child stand among them. Taking the child in His arms, He said to them,

Mark 14:22
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take it; this is My body."


Treasury of Scripture

And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

Genesis 48:14-16
And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn…

Deuteronomy 28:3
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.









(16) And he took them up in his arms.--Better, folded them in His arms, leaving the question whether they were lifted from the ground open. The word is used by St. Mark only. The actual "blessing," though implied in St. Matthew, is also definitely mentioned by him only.

Verse 16. - And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. This is considered the true order of the words, according to the best authorities. The word rendered "taking in the arms" (ἐναγκαλισάμενος) has already occurred in this Gospel at Mark 9:36 (where see the note). The description here is very graphic. Our Savior would first embrace the little child,. He folding it in his arms; then he would lay his right hand upon the child's head, and bless it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He took [the children] in His arms,
ἐναγκαλισάμενος (enankalisamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1723: To take (fold) in my arms. From en and a derivative of agkale; to take in one's arms, i.e. Embrace.

placed
τιθεὶς (titheis)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5087: To put, place, lay, set, fix, establish. A prolonged form of a primary theo to place.

[His]
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hands
χεῖρας (cheiras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 5495: A hand.

on
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

them,
αὐτά (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] blessed
κατευλόγει (kateulogei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

them.
αὐτὰ (auta)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


Jump to Previous
Arms Blessed Blessing Children Hands Laying Putting
Jump to Next
Arms Blessed Blessing Children Hands Laying Putting
Links
Mark 10:16 NIV
Mark 10:16 NLT
Mark 10:16 ESV
Mark 10:16 NASB
Mark 10:16 KJV

Mark 10:16 BibleApps.com
Mark 10:16 Biblia Paralela
Mark 10:16 Chinese Bible
Mark 10:16 French Bible
Mark 10:16 Clyx Quotations

NT Gospels: Mark 10:16 He took them in his arms (Mar Mk Mr)
Mark 10:15
Top of Page
Top of Page