Mark 6:12

“And they went out, and preached that men should repent.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They went out and preached that {men} should repent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they went out, and preached that `men' should repent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men.
- Basic English Bible

And they went forth and preached that they should repent;
- Darby Bible

And they went out and preached that men should repent.
- Webster's Bible

So they set out, and preached in order that men might repent.
- Weymouth Bible

They went out and preached that people should repent.
- World English Bible

And thei yeden forth, and prechiden, that men schulden do penaunce.
- Wycliffe Bible

And having gone forth they were preaching that [men] might reform,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 6:12

6:12 #Lu 9:6|.

Discussion for Mark 6

  • Obbie Beal
    WOW! In verse 11 above, Jesus mention those ancient /destroyed cities Sodom and Gomorrah, plus He warns us there is 'the day of judgement coming. WOW!
  • A disciple
    "..and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things?.." I think that people too easily excuse each other's faults and evil ways. We could just say about them, "Familiarity breeds contempt;" and let them go for their disbelief: but is that really the way God looks at them? If God raises up His servants from among any people; it is not for them to despise them.
  • Evangelist, Jessie
    Mark 6th Chapter!
    When I read how John was beheaded because he preached the truth. The word have not changed. John was not looking to please man . Therefore he became a true witness for Jesus Christ. We the people of God must never yield to the worlds ways. God has chose us to hold up his name amen.
  • BSP
    Verse 11 tells us how to react when people reject our message. We are simply to shake the dust off our feet and leave. There is no need to argue.
  • Bob corrigan for verse 11
    When the Jews traveled back to Israel from lands they considered pagan. they would shake off the dust of the pagan lands as it was considered unholy and rejected by God. So, when Jesus commanded to shake the dust off the feet when a village or city rejected the disciples, it was a statement that God would reject and condemn that village or city. In Acts 13:49-51, we see Paul and Barnabas, "shaking the dust off their feet" toward the Jews stirring up trouble.
  • Ace
    Avsje Lazarus believed in his lifetime, therefore Jesus accepted his faith and rose him from the dead. The demon-possessed man would have believed if he were not in his situation, as evidenced by his request to be a disciple. It's different when a person has faith and is just incapacitated - Jesus honors that. It's unbelief that makes him not want to perform miracles. The conditions aren't right. Of course, he could, but he has a requirement and will not extend his grace to those who do not deserve it.

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