Mark 2:2

“And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no roome to receiue them, no not so much as about the doore: and he preached the word vnto them.”

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Other Translations

And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive [them], no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
- King James Version

And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room `for them', no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a great number had come together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he gave them teaching.
- Basic English Bible

and straightway many were gathered together, so that there was no longer any room, not even at the door; and he spoke the word to them.
- Darby Bible

And forthwith many were assembled, so that there was no room to receive them, no not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them.
- Webster's Bible

and such numbers of people came together that there was no longer room for them even round the door. He was speaking His Message to them,
- Weymouth Bible

Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.
- World English Bible

And it was herd, that he was in an hous, and many camen to gidir, so that thei miyten not be in the hous, ne at the yate. And he spak to hem the word.
- Wycliffe Bible

and immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door, and he was speaking to them the word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 2:2


2:2 And immediately many were gathered together - Hitherto continued the general impression on their hearts. Hitherto, even at Capernaum, all who heard received the word with joy.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 2:2


Mr 2:2-12 Many were gathered together. For notes on the healing of this paralytic see Mt 9:2-8. Compare Lu 5:17-26. As we learn from Luke, among those gathered were Pharisees and scribes from Judea, Jerusalem, and Galilee (Lu 5:17), evidently by a preconcerted arrangement. The whole incident illustrates: (1) The Divine power of Christ. He could assert that he forgave sins without blasphemy. (2) The difference between Christ and his apostles, none of whom claimed to forgive sins (see Ac 8:22-24). (3) It affords a test for all priests who claim to forgive sin. If they possessed power to forgive sins they would have power also to relieve the body of the physical consequences of sin.

Discussion for Mark 2

  • Darleen
    New wine bursts wine skins.That doesn't happen with bottles. What happened to the original wine skins.
  • Ann Hering
    Joe ... The Word of God does not come out and say who these people are. Matthew, James and Judas Lebbaeus Thaddaeus are the sons of Alphaeus. Mark 2:14, Matthew 10:3 James and Judas are also The Lord s brothers. How can this be? These can only be both Jesus brothers and the sons of Alphaeus IF Mary married Alphaeus, who is Cleophas, which Mary DID! John 19:25
  • Joe
    You may be correct, BUT please provide chapter and verse to support your points. Unless you can show me the scripture: I can only believe the scripture - nothing else.
  • Ann Hering
    James, the Lord s brother, and his brother Judas, and Matthew are all the sons of Alphaeus. Mary, Jesus mother, remarried after Joseph died to Joseph s brother, Alphaeus, according to Leviate marriage when a brother died without a son, it was the brother s duty to marry his brother s wife to provide his brother a heir. The marriage at Cana was the marriage of Mary to Alphaeus Cleopas .
  • Ban Yasharahla
    There are two possibilities either Levi
  • JP
    Tonya Clapp, Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the sons of Alphaeus. The way I see this, All of this men were brothers and there father was Alphaeus. You will notice that the word son in Mark 3 chapter is in italics should read sons not son.

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