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Geneva Notes/ Commentary on Mark 9:30-41

From the Geneva Notes. "Only humility exalts."

Mr 9:30
9:30 And they departed thence, and {i} passed through Galilee;
and he would not that any man should know [it].

(i) He and his disciples together.

Mr 9:31
9:31 {7} For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The
Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they
shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise
the third day.

(7) Christ forewarns us with great diligence so that we should
not be discouraged with sudden calamities; but man's
slowness to understand is great.

Mr 9:33
9:33 {8} And he came to Capernaum: and being in the {k} house he
asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves
by the way?

(8) Only humility exalts.
(k) Where he was accustomed to make his home.

Mr 9:37
9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not
{l} me, but him that sent me.

(l) He not only receives me, but also him that sent me.

Mr 9:38
9:38 {9} And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one
casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us:
and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

(9) God, who normally works through ordinary means, works also
extraordinarily as often as it pleases him. But an
extraordinary means is tested by the doctrine and the

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