Mark 8:15

“And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leauen of the Pharisees, and of the leauen of Herode.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Take care to be on the watch against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
- Basic English Bible

And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and [of] the leaven of Herod.
- Darby Bible

And he charged them saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
- Webster's Bible

and when He admonished them, "See to it, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod,"
- Weymouth Bible

He warned them, saying, "Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."
- World English Bible

And he comaundide hem, and seide, Se ye, and `be war of the sowre dowy of Farisees, and of the sowrdowy of Eroude.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was charging them, saying, `Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 8:15


8:15 Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod, or of the Sadducees; two opposite extremes.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 8:15


Mr 8:15 Leaven of Herod. Matthew says "Sadducees" (Mt 16:6) instead of "Herod". Herod was a Sadducee, and the Sadducees generally were his supporters.

Discussion for Mark 8

  • A disciple
    "And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation." If it was an unworthy generation when Jesus was here, with all their hatred and hostility and contradiction against Him; what does THIS dried out old rotten tree think that God should care to give any of them a sign? What blindness!
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 for whosoever -- will save his life -- shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for -- my sake and the gospels -- the same shall save it *** COLOSSIANS 1:5 for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel *** JOHN 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things --- I SAY --- that you might be saved ***
  • BSP
    Verse 2: Jesus had true compassion for the crowd and it moved him to fulfill their need for food.
  • Ren
    @ Allotey Study your Bible faith comes from hearing
  • A servant
    Harden not your heart but believe in Him who has power over you, who can save and who can tthrust into hell. Yea, fear him for the devil rules on earth. God is in control and Jesus is not on walking amongst us on earth. He was hear to establish the Truth about life and death. Now it is up to us. Our faith is up to us, what we say, what we do, who we are is up to us! God has establised TRUTH
  • A disciple
    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (cont.) Keeping in the context of the Lord's teaching here; what is profitable for us is to save our souls through God's mercy and grace, and not have false beliefs concerning this life's worth. This world IS NOT God's final and very good plan for us for eternity; and its real condition is seen by the cross.

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