Mark 3:20
New International Version
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.

New Living Translation
One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn’t even find time to eat.

English Standard Version
Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus went home, and once again a crowd gathered, so that He and His disciples could not even eat.

Berean Literal Bible
And He comes to a house, and a crowd comes together again, so that not even are they able to eat bread.

King James Bible
And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

New King James Version
Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

New American Standard Bible
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

NASB 1995
And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

NASB 1977
And He came home, and the multitude gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

Amplified Bible
Then He came to a house [in Capernaum], and a crowd formed again, so [many people] that Jesus and His disciples could not even eat a meal [together].

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus entered a house, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.

American Standard Version
And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And crowds assembled again so that they were not going to be able to eat bread.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus went back home, and once again such a large crowd gathered that there was no chance even to eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

English Revised Version
And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Good News Translation
Then Jesus went home. Again such a large crowd gathered that Jesus and his disciples had no time to eat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus went home. Another crowd gathered so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat.

International Standard Version
Then he went home. Such a large crowd gathered again that Jesus and his disciples couldn't even eat.

Literal Standard Version
And a multitude comes together again, so that they are not even able to eat bread;

NET Bible
Now Jesus went home, and a crowd gathered so that they were not able to eat.

New Heart English Bible
And he came into a house, and the crowd came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Weymouth New Testament
And He went into a house. But again the crowd assembled, so that there was no opportunity for them even to snatch a meal.

World English Bible
The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Young's Literal Translation
And come together again doth a multitude, so that they are not able even to eat bread;

Additional Translations ...
Context
A House Divided
19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus. 20Then Jesus went home, and once again a crowd gathered, so that He and His disciples could not even eat. 21When His family heard about this, they went out to take custody of Him, saying, “He is out of His mind.”…

Cross References
Mark 1:45
But the man went out and openly began to proclaim and spread the news. Consequently, Jesus could no longer enter a town in plain view, but He stayed out in solitary places. Yet people came to Him from every quarter.

Mark 2:1
A few days later Jesus went back to Capernaum. And when the people heard that He was home,

Mark 3:7
So Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea, accompanied by a large crowd from Galilee, Judea,

Mark 3:19
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.

Mark 6:31
And He said to them, "Come with Me privately to a solitary place, and let us rest for a while." For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

Mark 7:17
After Jesus had left the crowd and gone into the house, His disciples inquired about the parable.

Mark 9:28
After Jesus had gone into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"


Treasury of Scripture

And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

so that.

Mark 3:9
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Mark 6:31
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Luke 6:17
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;









(20) So that they could not so much as eat bread.--The graphic touch, as if springing from actual reminiscence of that crowded scene, is eminently characteristic of St. Mark.

Verses 20, 21. - The last clause of ver. 19, And they went into an house, should form the opening sentence of a new paragraph, and should therefore become the first clause of ver. 20, as in the Revised Version. According to the most approved reading, the words are (ἐξῆλθον), He cometh into an house, or, He cometh home. There is here a considerable gap in St. Mark's narrative. The sermon on the mount followed upon the call of the apostles, at all events so far as it affected them and their mission. Moreover, St. Matthew interposes here two miracles wrought by our Lord after his descent from the mount, and before his return to his own house at Capernaum. St. Mark seems anxious here to hasten on to describe the treatment of our Lord by his own near relatives at this important crisis in his ministry. So that they - i.e., our Lord and his disciples - could not so much as eat bread; such was the pressure of the crowd upon them. St. Mark evidently records this, in order to show the contrast between the zeal of the multitude and the very different feelings of our Lord's own connections. They, his friends, when they heard how he was thronged, went out to lay hold on him; for they said, He is beside himself. This little incident is mentioned only by St. Mark. When his friends saw him so bent upon his great mission as to neglect his bodily necessities, they considered that he was bereft of his reason, that too much zeal and piety had deranged his mind. His friends went out (ἐξῆλθον) to lay hold on him. They may probably have come from Nazareth. St. John (John 7:5) says that "even his brethren did not believe on him;" that is, they did not believe in him with that fuiness of trust which is of the essence of true faith. Their impression was that he was in a condition requiring that he should be put under some restraint.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] went
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

home,
οἶκον (oikon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

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

once again
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

a
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

gathered,
συνέρχεται (synerchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4905: From sun and erchomai; to convene, depart in company with, associate with, or, cohabit.

so that
ὥστε (hōste)
Conjunction
Strong's 5620: So that, therefore, so then, so as to. From hos and te; so too, i.e. Thus therefore.

[He and His disciples] could
δύνασθαι (dynasthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

even
μηδὲ (mēde)
Conjunction
Strong's 3366: And not, not even, neither?nor. From me and de; but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor.

eat.
φαγεῖν (phagein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 5315: A primary verb; to eat.


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