Mark 14:47

“And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and smote a seruant of the high Priest, and cut off his eare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But a certain one of them that stood by drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a certain one of those who were near took out his sword, and gave the servant of the high priest a blow, cutting off his ear.
- Basic English Bible

But a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and took off his ear.
- Darby Bible

And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
- Webster's Bible

But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck a blow at the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
- Weymouth Bible

But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
- World English Bible

But oon of the men that stoden aboute, drowy out a swerd, and smoot the seruaunt of the hiyest preest, and kittide of his eere.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a certain one of those standing by, having drawn the sword, struck the servant of the chief priest, and took off his ear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 14:47


14:47 #Mt 26:51|; Lu 22:49; John 18:10.


Discussion for Mark 14:47

  • Why the right ear? What is the significance? Is there something more hidden here, that God is revealing? Something about servants of the old order, old covenant, not hearing, losing their ears to hear. That was Jesus ' most common phrase as He told parables. He did heal the servant of the high priests ear. Did they become servants of man and not of God, missing it? Obviously they missed the Christ because they could see, hear, or understand with their hearts. And what about the doorman in the old testament who would get his ear peirced to the door, symobolizing ownership? There 's got to be more here

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