-- What is Hidden in Translation to English
Mar 12:38 Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces,
Alternative: Look out for scholars who want to walk about in their outfits and want embraces in public...
Mar 12:37 David therefore himself calls him Lord; and whence is he [then] his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Alternative: The same David picks out the same as Lord and from what source is he the same [as a] son? And many multitudes heard the same, welcoming it.
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 12:35 How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
Alternative: How can the scholars teach that the anointed is David's son?
Hidden meaning: The "how" beginning this question has the sense of "how is it possible?"
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 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.
Alternative: He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you really stray a great distance.
Mar 12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
Alternative: Since whenever they might be awaken from the dead, they neither marry nor a given in marriage but they exist just as envoys in the universe.
What would it have been like to hear Jesus speak? To view a pdf of an audio script where the characters describe the Sermon on the Mount, click here. For the stage play version, click here.