(cf. It could refer to. Mark is an early Gospel writer (likely the earliest of the four evangelists), and so arguably one could say that it is meant at least initially as a Jewish and not Greek testimony. "Ed note There are many ways this statement has been interpreted: Some understand this verse to mean that all of Mark 13 is referring to the destruction of Jerusalem — which occurred in the Jewish war with Rome in A.D. 66-70. 1. the destruction of Jerusalem. Mark 13:30. In Mark 13:33-37 there are two different Greek terms translated "watch": 1. Without this, we really cannot make sense of Jesus’ serious statement in Mark 13.30, which (under the assumption of view 1), C S Lewis called ‘the most embarrassing verse in the New Testament’. Let us clear this controversy up together so that we have no more doubt over these passages! — Mark 13:30 NLT. Douay Rheims 13:30 Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, until all these things be done. CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES Commentary on the Gospel of Mark. The earth is conceived as a flat surface, and the idea is—from one end of the earth to the other, where it touches the heavens. 13:30 Truly, I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete. Matt 24:34: (Mark 13:30, Luke 21:32) “Truly, I say to you [disciples], this genea will not pass away till all these things take place. The same message creating the confusion is relayed in the following 3 verses of the Olivet Discourse in the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew 24:34 , Mark 13:30 , and Luke 21:32. expression in Mt. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” This is one of the most difficult verses to interpret. There are three things to note in conclusion. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, &c.] Not the generation of men, in general, or Jews in particular, nor of Christians; but that present generation of men, they should not all go off the stage of life, Daily Dose of Greek 2825 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40280 United States (US) Email: [email protected] Darby's English Translation 13:30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall in no wise pass away, till all these things take place. But they touch at both ends, so that Mt.’s expression is the more accurate. Mark 13:27. , etc. 13:30 This is a strong double negative grammatical construction. ), from the extremity of the earth to the extremity of heaven. Up to verse 36 its all about the destruction of Jerusalem including much figurative language similar to old testament prophecies about … 2. the transfiguration (cf. The key in greek is the start of verse 36 with the use of the words "peri de" which means in simplified english - "now the other". Rosscup writes - "This is an excellent liberal study of the book from the standpoint of the Greek.There are excellent cross-references on key words, and usually serious efforts to explain the meaning. The Expositor's Greek Testament. Key Thought. Mark 9:1) 3. the signs of the Second Coming.