Mark 1:19 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments


§ 24. MINISTRY IN GALILEE, Mar 1:14-15 .

§ 26. CALL OF FOUR DISCIPLES, Mar 1:16-20 .

19. Mending their nets Why does Mark mention that they were mending their nets, while he mentions that Peter and Andrew were casting theirs into the sea? This casual expression would be wholly unexplained if we had not an account from another evangelist, namely, Luke, who tells us that the miracle of the immense draught of fishes had been performed, by which the nets of both boats had been broken. This slight clause, thus inserted for no apparent purpose, is one of those undesigned coincidences which show that truth is at the bottom of both narratives. It suggests that the evangelist Mark is aware of more facts than it is consistent with his brevity of purpose to narrate. See note on Mar 1:1. It also suggests that, had we a fifth evangelist, many of the difficulties which now embarrass us in the Gospels would entirely disappear. Meanwhile these slight variations show that there is no combination between the narrators, but that all are reporting the same facts.

Consult other comments:

Mark 1:19 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Mark 1:19 - The Greek Testament

Mark 1:19 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 1:19 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 1:19 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 1:19 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 1:19 - Mr. D's Notes on Selected New Testament Books by Stanley Derickson

Mark 1:19 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 1:19 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 1:19 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 1:19 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 1:19 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 1:19 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 1:19 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 1:19 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 1:19 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 1:19 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 1:19 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments