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Mar 13:13 And you shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake...

Mar 13:13 And you shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Alternative: And you shall be hated by all thanks to my name but he that stands his ground until the fulfillment shall be saved from death.

Wordplay: Christ makes a little joke here, saying that his follower will be hared by all "thanks to" his name.

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Mar 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death...

Mar 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against [their] parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

Alternative: But brother will turn in brothers as far as death and father, children and child shall rise against their parents to condemn them to death.

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Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost...

Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.

Alternative: Since David himself proclaimed in pure divine inspiration, "The Master proclaimed to my Master, take your place of honor until I might make the hateful your footstool underfoot."

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Mar 12:24 Do you not therefore err, because you know not...

Mar 12:24 Do you not therefore err, because you know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Alternative: Through this you go astray seeing neither the design nor the capacity of God.

Wordplay: The wordplay here juxtaposes going astray with not seeing. People go astray, wander, and get off track because they cannot see.

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Mar 12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Mar 12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Alternative: From the Lord, this comes into being and it is wonderful in our eyes.

Wordplay: Since "eyes" means the "the dearest and the best" in Greek, the phrase "marvelous in our eyes" has the sense of the dearest and best of all things wonderful.

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