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

  • 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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