Mark 6:5

“And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he could there doe no mightie worke, saue that he laid his hands vpon a few sicke folke, and healed them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he was unable to do any work of power there, but only to put his hands on one or two persons who were ill, and make them well.
- Basic English Bible

And he could not do any work of power there, save that laying his hands on a few infirm persons he healed [them].
- Darby Bible

And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick persons, and healed them.
- Webster's Bible

And He could not do any miracle there, except that He laid His hands on a few who were out of health and cured them; and
- Weymouth Bible

He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them.
- World English Bible

And he myyte not do there ony vertu, saue that he helide a fewe sijk men, leiynge on hem hise hoondis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was not able there any mighty work to do, except on a few infirm people having put hands he did heal [them];
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 6:5


6:5 He could do no miracle there - Not consistently with his wisdom and goodness. It being inconsistent with his wisdom to work them there, where it could not promote his great end; and with his goodness, seeing he well knew his countrymen would reject whatever evidence could be given them. And therefore to have given them more evidence, would only have increased their damnation.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 6:5


Mr 6:5 He could there do no mighty work. Matthew states the reason: "Because of their unbelief" (Mt 13:58). It was not from want of power, but of the conditions that he required. Those in need of help must either have faith enough to seek his help, or their friends must have faith. As faith is the condition of the salvation of the soul, so Christ required it as a condition of the salvation of the body from disease or death.

Discussion for Mark 6

  • A disciple
    "And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her." Just BEING SORRY is not repentance if there's nothing in the heart that would act on the Word of God and be converted. Sitting day after day in a stew of conviction, but never getting up and coming to Jesus to get right with God, will only add to the evil of a damned life.
  • A disciple
    "and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things?" How are people more readily inclined to believe evil! God means good to raise up His Saints from among the people, of their own children and their neighbors' children; but His love is scoffed at and wickedly maligned, and the one raised up and sent to them is a scandal to them! Woe to them who call good evil!
  • 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.

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