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Mark 14:51 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

51. Followed him a certain young man The incident of this young man occurs very briefly, and is narrated apparently for no purpose whatever. The only solution, certainly the best, is the supposition that it was no other than Mark himself. Mark was at this time a young man, living probably in Jerusalem with his mother; was more or less a follower of Jesus, and very likely to be present, from his interest in our Lord, during these awful transactions. That he should not name himself is very naturally explained, on the same principle of personal delicacy as induced the evangelist John to allude to himself in the third person. As John naturally styles himself the disciple whom Jesus loved, so Mark could as naturally style himself a certain young man. Very likely the Christians of that day knew who the certain young man was. There followed him From this clause it is plain, that the supposition of some commentators, that this was an indifferent young man, accidentally awakened by the tumult, is untenable. He is a follower; and he does not follow them, that is, the crowd, but him. Jesus is the object of his interest. It must, therefore, have been some friend of Jesus, pressing after him to ascertain what was to be his fate. A linen cloth A wrapper thrown over his undressed body. Doubtless this was the aba, an outer cloth thrown over the dress, and used even in sleep to enwrap the body. See on Mat 5:40. The young men The young men who formed a part of the company who apprehended Jesus. This use of the word to signify soldiers is common, both in Greek and Latin.

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Mark 14:51 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Mark 14:51 - The Greek Testament

Mark 14:51 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 14:51 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 14:51 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 14:51 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 14:51 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 14:51 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 14:51 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 14:51 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 14:51 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 14:51 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 14:51 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 14:51 - Geneva Bible Notes

Mark 14:51 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 14:51 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 14:51 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 14:51 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 14:51 - The Gospel According to St. Mark: A Devotional Commentary

Mark 14:51 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Mark 14:51 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Mark 14:51 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 14:51 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 14:51 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 14:51 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 14:51 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 14:51 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 14:51 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Mark 14:51 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 14:51 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 14:51 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments