Mark 8:24

“And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he looked vp, and saide, I see men as trees, walking.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see {them} like trees, walking around."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold `them' as trees, walking.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And looking up, he said, I see men; I see them like trees, walking.
- Basic English Bible

And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see [them], as trees, walking.
- Darby Bible

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees walking.
- Webster's Bible

He looked up and said, "I can see the people: I see them like trees--only walking."
- Weymouth Bible

He looked up, and said, "I see men; for I see them like trees walking."
- World English Bible

And he bihelde, and seide, Y se men as trees walkynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he, having looked up, said, `I behold men, as I see trees, walking.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 8:24


8:24 I see men as trees walking - He distinguished men from trees only by their motion.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 8:24


Mr 8:24 I see men as trees, walking. Certain moving forms about him, but without the power of discerning their shape or magnitude; trees he should have accounted them from their heights, but men from their motion.

Discussion for Mark 8:24

  • Meta R Seyton for verse 24
    From touching trees, the blind man perceives shape of trees and from touching people he perceives shape of people. But without clarity or just by seeing, he could not see the difference between the two, the tree and people. The apostles, like the blind man need clarity or to really see and understand. That clarity, sight and understanding is Jesus.
  • Men as trees walking. Perhaps he was seeing that all men produce good or bad fruit, little or abundant fruit in their walk with or without God the Father.
  • I heard our pastor say that Jesus did the first attempt the blind man was looking with spiritual eyes and saw the heavenly hosts and angels moving around He saw these big creatures the angels and related them as big as trees Then the second attempt Jesus opened the blind man s earthly eyes
  • Hazelle for verse 24
    I ask myself the same question Joseph. The miracle Jesus performed before always took one attempt. He prayed and it happen. This miracle took two attempts. I believe Jesus wanted to show us how important it is to have the right vision. To see men as tree is to have the wrong perspective. So God had to fix it. But he did that just to prove a point.
  • Pastor stewart for verse 24
    Jesus knowing the man's heart worked the work of God in two parts as a point of building the faith of those who were watching not just this man alone but his disciples also / as for the man who was full grown I am sure though he had never seen a tree knew what a tree was by touch / people who are blind are very perceptive even without sight / my own experience with members in my wife's family has proved this to me / we all need to lift our hands in praise to God as the trees do and the leave beg for rain / we of the Spirit to fill us to overflow in God's love.
  • Delilah weeks for verse 24
    I think that though physical blindness was there Jesus performed a miracle in a process, ist stage he begin to open the blinded eyes to show this man the that he had the power to restore and that in turn activated the man's faith and hope in God, 2nd stage the finishing work was done too perfect the faith of the once blind man and to reveal the authenticity of Jesus and who he really is. Seeing men as trees was a message to the man to not be a form of a man only .Then seeing men as they are was a message for that man to now be the kind of man that God created him to be.

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