-- What is Hidden in Translation to English
Mar 13:14 But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
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.
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.
Mar 13:10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
Alternative: And among all people, first the reward for bringing good news must be announced.
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."
Mar 12:34 You are not far from the kingdom of God.
Alternative: You are not far from the divine rule.
Mar 12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this [is] the first commandment.
Mar 12:29 The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Alternative: The foremost of every command? Hear and understand, Israel; that the Master, our God, is the one who has power:
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.
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.