-- What is Hidden in Translation to English
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.
Mar 11:26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Alternative: But if you do not drop it now [now] then your Father in heaven will no drop your blunders [in the future].
Mar 11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Alternative: And whenever you stand praying leave [it] alone if you have anything against anyone because your father in heaven may leave you your slip-ups.
Mar 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive [them], and you shall have [them].
Alternative: By this I say to you, anything that you ask for when you pray, trust that you receive it, and it shall be.
Mar 11:22 Have faith in God.Alternative: Keep confidence in God.
Hidden meaning: The Greek word for "have" implies a general concept of ownership. It means not only "having" something, but keeping it close and protecting it.
Mar 11:14 No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.
Alternative: I hope that nobody will eat fruit from you any more in this life.