Mark 6:52
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New International Version
for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.

New Living Translation
for they still didn't understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in.

English Standard Version
for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

New American Standard Bible
for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

King James Bible
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because they had not understood about the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.

International Standard Version
because they didn't understand the significance of the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.

NET Bible
because they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they had not learned from the bread, because their heart was stupid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(They didn't understand what had happened with the loaves of bread. Instead, their minds were closed.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they had not yet derived understanding in the loaves, for their hearts were blind.

King James 2000 Bible
For they understood not the miracle of the loaves: for their hearts were hardened.

American King James Version
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

American Standard Version
for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they understood not concerning the loaves; for their heart was blinded.

Darby Bible Translation
for they understood not through the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

English Revised Version
for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they considered not the miracle of the loaves; for their heart was hardened.

Weymouth New Testament
For they had not learned the lesson taught by the loaves, but their minds were dull.

World English Bible
for they hadn't understood about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Young's Literal Translation
for they understood not concerning the loaves, for their heart hath been hard.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:45-56 The church is often like a ship at sea, tossed with tempests, and not comforted: we may have Christ for us, yet wind and tide against us; but it is a comfort to Christ's disciples in a storm, that their Master is in the heavenly mount, interceding for them. And no difficulties can hinder Christ's appearance for his people, when the set time is come. He silenced their fears, by making himself known to them. Our fears are soon satisfied, if our mistakes are set right, especially our mistakes as to Christ. Let the disciples have their Master with them, and all is well. It is for want of rightly understanding Christ's former works, that we view his present works as if there never were the like before. If Christ's ministers now could cure people's bodily diseases, what multitudes would flock after them! It is sad to think how much more most care about their bodies than about their souls.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For they considered not the miracle of the loaves,.... Which they had seen but the day before; they did not attend to it, nor learn from it, as they might, the wonderful glory of Christ, and the greatness of his power; which was as much an act of omnipotence, as either his walking upon the water, or causing the wind to cease, or more so.

For their heart was hardened; or "blinded"; not by sin, or against Christ, much less in a judicial way: but there was a great deal of dulness and stupidity, and want of attention in them. The glory of Christ, which he manifested, and showed forth in his miracles, was not so clearly and fully discerned, attended to, and acknowledged by them, at it might reasonably be thought it would; for notwithstanding these miracles, which they daily saw, they stood in need of divine illuminations, that the darkness of their minds being removed, they might behold the glory of Christ, as the glory of the only begotten of the Father.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

52. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves; for their heart was hardened—What a singular statement! The meaning seems to be that if they had but "considered [reflected upon] the miracle of the loaves," wrought but a few hours before, they would have wondered at nothing which He might do within the whole circle of power and grace.

Incidents on Landing (Mr 6:53-56).

The details here are given with a rich vividness quite peculiar to this charming Gospel.

Mark 6:52 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Walks on Water
51Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished, 52for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
Cross References
Mark 8:17
Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: "Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?

Mark 8:21
He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"

John 12:40
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn--and I would heal them."

Romans 11:7
What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened,
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