Mark 8:24

“And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he looked vp, and saide, I see men as trees, walking.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see {them} like trees, walking around."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold `them' as trees, walking.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And looking up, he said, I see men; I see them like trees, walking.
- Basic English Bible

And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see [them], as trees, walking.
- Darby Bible

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees walking.
- Webster's Bible

He looked up and said, "I can see the people: I see them like trees--only walking."
- Weymouth Bible

He looked up, and said, "I see men; for I see them like trees walking."
- World English Bible

And he bihelde, and seide, Y se men as trees walkynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he, having looked up, said, `I behold men, as I see trees, walking.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 8:24

8:24 I see men as trees walking - He distinguished men from trees only by their motion.

People's Bible Notes for Mark 8:24

Mr 8:24 I see men as trees, walking. Certain moving forms about him, but without the power of discerning their shape or magnitude; trees he should have accounted them from their heights, but men from their motion.

Discussion for Mark 8

  • Chinweike Iloegbunam
    What understood on the mark 8 is that when you want go for the gospel of christ, you go for it without looking back, because that you think you that if you go after christ it will spoil, but the word God is saying that you should forsake every other things and follow him because that thing you thing you loose because of following christ, you will gain it back hundred fold, therefore seek 4 Christ
  • Corrie M White
    Mark 8 : Tell us that Jesus had compassion for people when He said, to His disciples that the followers had been with them for a long time, and they needed something to eat. And also Jesus was preparing His disciples of what He to endure, but not for anything He's done but the sins of the world. Peter didn't want to believe what He was speaking, so he wanted to rebuke Jesus.
  • Elisha asabir ampah for verse 36
    To set our mind on things above and not on wordly thing because any person who loves the world nor thing in it, the love of the father is not in him.and all wordly things wil pass away
    questions to ask. 1 why Jesus took the man out of the town 2 why Jesus touch the man twice before getting healed. lets think about it.
  • Meta R Seyton for verse 24
    From touching trees, the blind man perceives shape of trees and from touching people he perceives shape of people. But without clarity or just by seeing, he could not see the difference between the two, the tree and people. The apostles, like the blind man need clarity or to really see and understand. That clarity, sight and understanding is Jesus.
  • Men as trees walking. Perhaps he was seeing that all men produce good or bad fruit, little or abundant fruit in their walk with or without God the Father.

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