Mark 1:38
New International Version
Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

New Living Translation
But Jesus replied, “We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came.”

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns so I can preach there as well, for that is why I have come.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He says to them, "Let us go another way into the neighboring towns, so that I might preach there also; for I have come forth for this."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

New King James Version
But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.”

New American Standard Bible
He said to them, “Let’s go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may also preach there; for this is why I came.”

NASB 1995
He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for.”

NASB 1977
And He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, in order that I may preach there also; for that is what I came out for.”

Amplified Bible
He replied, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so I may preach there also; that is why I came [from the Father].”

Christian Standard Bible
And he said to them, “Let’s go on to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too. This is why I have come.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And He said to them, “Let’s go on to the neighboring villages so that I may preach there too. This is why I have come.”

American Standard Version
And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to them, “Walk to the villages and the cities near to us, so that I also may preach there, for because of this I have come.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied, "We must go to the nearby towns, so that I can tell the good news to those people. This is why I have come."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and cities, that I may preach there also; for to this purpose am I come.

English Revised Version
And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

Good News Translation
But Jesus answered, "We must go on to the other villages around here. I have to preach in them also, because that is why I came."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "Let's go somewhere else, to the small towns that are nearby. I have to spread [the Good News] in them also. This is why I have come."

International Standard Version
"Let's go to the neighboring town," he replied, "so I can preach there, too, because that's why I came."

Literal Standard Version
and He says to them, “We may go into the next towns, that there also I may preach, for—for this I came forth.”

NET Bible
He replied, "Let us go elsewhere, into the surrounding villages, so that I can preach there too. For that is what I came out here to do."

New Heart English Bible
And he said to them, "Let us go somewhere else into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."

Weymouth New Testament
"Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns," He replied, "that I may proclaim my Message there also; because for that purpose I came from God."

World English Bible
He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith to them, 'We may go to the next towns, that there also I may preach, for for this I came forth.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Prays and Preaches
37and when they found Him, they said, “Everyone is looking for You!” 38But Jesus answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns so I can preach there as well, for that is why I have come.” 39So He went throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.…

Cross References
Mark 1:37
and when they found Him, they said, "Everyone is looking for You!"

Mark 1:39
So He went throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Luke 4:43
But Jesus told them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well, because that is why I was sent."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

Let.

Luke 4:43
And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

for.

Isaiah 61:1-3
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; …

Luke 2:49
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

Luke 4:18-21
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, …









(38) Let us go into the next towns.--The word translated "towns" occurs here only. It is a compound word, "village cities," and seems to have been coined to express the character of such places as Bethsaida, Chorazin, and others on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, which were more than "villages," yet could hardly be classed as "cities."

That I may preach there also.--St. Luke gives more fully "to publish the good news of the kingdom of God." The word "preach" has here its full significance of "proclaiming," doing a herald's office.

For therefore came I forth.--In this form the words might refer simply to His leaving Capernaum; but the report in St. Luke, "for therefore was I sent" connects them with His mission as a whole. In any case, however, the disciples in this stage of their progress, would hardly enter, as we enter, into the full meaning of that mission. To them His "coming forth," even as being "sent," would be as from His home at Nazareth, not as from the bosom of the Father.

Verses 38, 39. - These two verses indicate the extent and duration of our Lord's first missionary journey. It must have been considerable. He preached in the synagogues. This would be on successive sabbaths. According to Josephus, Galilee was a densely populated district, with upwards of two hundred villages, each containing several thousand inhabitants.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] answered,
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Let us go
Ἄγωμεν (Agōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 71: A primary verb; properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, go, pass, or induce.

on
ἀλλαχοῦ (allachou)
Adverb
Strong's 237: From another place, by another way. From allos; from elsewhere.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

neighboring
ἐχομένας (echomenas)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

towns
κωμοπόλεις (kōmopoleis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2969: From kome and polis; an unwalled city.

so
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

I can preach
κηρύξω (kēryxō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

there
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

as well,
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

that is why
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

I have come.”
ἐξῆλθον (exēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.


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