Mark 12:39
New International Version
and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

New Living Translation
And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.

English Standard Version
and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,

Berean Study Bible
and to have the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

Berean Literal Bible
and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at the feasts;

King James Bible
And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

New King James Version
the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts,

New American Standard Bible
and seats of honor in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets,

NASB 1995
and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,

NASB 1977
and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets,

Amplified Bible
and [they love] the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of distinction and honor at banquets,

Christian Standard Bible
the best seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the front seats in the synagogues, and the places of honor at banquets.

American Standard Version
and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the best seats in the synagogue and top rooms at feasts,

Contemporary English Version
They like the front seats in the synagogues and the best seats at banquets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to sit in the first chairs, in the synagogues, and to have the highest places at suppers:

English Revised Version
and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

Good News Translation
who choose the reserved seats in the synagogues and the best places at feasts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and to have the front seats in synagogues and the places of honor at dinners.

International Standard Version
and to have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

Literal Standard Version
and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches at the banquets,

NET Bible
and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

New Heart English Bible
and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:

Weymouth New Testament
and to occupy the best seats in the synagogues and at dinner parties,

World English Bible
and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts:

Young's Literal Translation
and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warning against the Scribes
38In His teaching Jesus also said, “Watch out for the scribes. They like to walk around in long robes, to receive greetings in the marketplaces, 39and to have the chief seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 40They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation.”…

Cross References
Matthew 23:1
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples:

Matthew 23:6
They love the places of honor at banquets, the chief seats in the synagogues,

Mark 12:38
In His teaching Jesus also said, "Watch out for the scribes. They like to walk around in long robes, to receive greetings in the marketplaces,

Mark 12:40
They defraud widows of their houses, and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will receive greater condemnation."


Treasury of Scripture

And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

James 2:2,3
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and [to have]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the chief seats
πρωτοκαθεδρίας (prōtokathedrias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4410: A chief (most honorable) seat. From protos and kathedra; a sitting first, i.e. Preeminence in council.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
ταῖς (tais)
Article - Dative 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.

synagogues
συναγωγαῖς (synagōgais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4864: From sunago; an assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish 'synagogue'; by analogy, a Christian church.

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

[the] places of honor
πρωτοκλισίας (prōtoklisias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4411: From protos and klisia; a reclining first at the dinner-bed, i.e. Preeminence at meals.

at
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

banquets.
δείπνοις (deipnois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 1173: A dinner, an afternoon or evening meal. From the same as dapane; dinner, i.e. The chief meal.


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