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Mark 9:50 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

50. Salt is good Whether it be a natural or a spiritual element, it is a good creation of God. As the natural substance is excellent, so it is the rightful symbol of spiritual excellence. If the salt have lost his saltness See notes on Mat 5:13. Have salt in yourselves Let the emblem of active, sharp purity, symbolised by salt, be in you. There is something of sharpness in the reformatory spirit, which is felt to be acrid and unpleasant by those who need the benefit of it. Nevertheless this does not excuse us from the possession of the element. And have peace Let your purity, and your purifying element, with all its sharpness, be characterized by the spirit of love. So in the East salt is the emblem of fidelity and friendship. To eat salt with a man and then be his enemy is the height of treachery.

The same salt which is an element of purity, is also an emblem of peace and perpetuity.

Consult other comments:

Mark 9:50 - The Greek Testament

Mark 9:50 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Mark 9:50 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 9:50 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 9:50 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 9:50 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Mark 9:50 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 9:50 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 9:50 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 9:50 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 9:50 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 9:50 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 9:50 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 9:50 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 9:50 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 9:50 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Mark 9:50 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 9:50 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Mark 9:50 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Mark 9:50 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Mark 9:50 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 9:50 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Mark 9:50 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 9:50 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 9:50 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 9:50 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 9:50 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 9:50 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments