Mark 13:3
New International Version
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately,

New Living Translation
Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the Temple. Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him privately and asked him,

English Standard Version
And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Berean Study Bible
While Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately,

Berean Literal Bible
And of Him sitting upon the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him in private,

New American Standard Bible
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

King James Bible
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Christian Standard Bible
While he was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

Contemporary English Version
Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him in private.

Good News Translation
Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, across from the Temple, when Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him in private.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple complex, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, "

International Standard Version
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew were asking him privately,

NET Bible
So while he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

New Heart English Bible
As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yeshua sat down at Tura D' Zaytay opposite The Temple, Kaypha and Yaqob and Yohannan and Andraeus asked him alone:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives facing the temple buildings, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

New American Standard 1977
And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

King James 2000 Bible
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

American King James Version
And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

American Standard Version
And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him apart:

Darby Bible Translation
And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

English Revised Version
And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, over against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, asked him privately,

Weymouth New Testament
He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite to the Temple, when Peter, James, John, and Andrew, apart from the others asked Him,

World English Bible
As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,

Young's Literal Translation
And as he is sitting at the mount of the Olives, over-against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, were questioning him by himself,
Study Bible
Temple Destruction Foretold
2“Do you see all these great buildings?” Jesus replied. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be toppled.” 3While Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to be fulfilled?”…
Cross References
Matthew 17:1
After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

Matthew 21:1
As they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent out two disciples.

Mark 13:4
"Tell us, when will all these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to be fulfilled?"

Treasury of Scripture

And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

as.

Matthew 24:3
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Peter.

Mark 1:16-19
Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers…

Mark 5:37
And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

Mark 9:2
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

privately.

Mark 4:34
But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Matthew 13:10,36
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? …







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

[Jesus]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was sitting
καθημένου (kathēmenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

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

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Mount
ὄρος (oros)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

of Olives
Ἐλαιῶν (Elaiōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1636: An olive tree; the Mount of Olives. Feminine of a presumed derivative from an obsolete primary; an olive.

opposite
κατέναντι (katenanti)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2713: Opposite, in front (of), over against. From kata and enanti; directly opposite.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple,
ἱεροῦ (hierou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2411: Neuter of hieros; a sacred place, i.e. The entire precincts of the Temple.

Peter,
Πέτρος (Petros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4074: Peter, a Greek name meaning rock. Apparently a primary word; a rock; as a name, Petrus, an apostle.

James,
Ἰάκωβος (Iakōbos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2385: The same as Iakob Graecized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites.

John,
Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

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

Andrew
Ἀνδρέας (Andreas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 406: From aner; manly; Andreas, an Israelite.

asked
ἐπηρώτα (epērōta)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1905: To interrogate, question, demand of. From epi and erotao; to ask for, i.e. Inquire, seek.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

privately,
ἰδίαν (idian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.
(3) Over against the temple.--The view which the position commanded, and which St. Mark alone mentions, made all that followed more vivid and impressive. It may well have been at or near the very spot at which, a few days before, He had paused as "He beheld the city and wept over it" (Luke 19:41).

Peter and James and John and Andrew.--The list of names is noticeable (1) as being given by St. Mark only; (2) as the only instance in which the name of Andrew appears in conjunction with the three who were on other occasions within the inner circle of companionship; (3) in the position given to Andrew, though the first called of the disciples (John 1:41), as the last in the list.

Verse 3. - And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? St. Matthew and St. Luke only mention his disciples generally. St. Mark, going more into detail, gives the names of those who thus asked him; namely, Peter and James and John, already distinguished, and Andrew, who enjoyed the distinction of having been the first called. These men appear to have been our Lord's inner council; and they asked him (κατ ἰδίαν) privately, or separately, not only from the multitude, but from the rest of the disciples. It was a dangerous thing to speak of the destruction of the temple, or even to inquire about such an event, for fear of the scribes and Pharisees. It was this accusation that led to the stoning of Stephen. It is evident from St. Matthew (Matthew 24:3) that the disciples closely associated together the destruction of the temple and his final coming at the end of the world. They knew from our Lord's words that the destruction of Jerusalem was near at hand, and therefore they thought that the destruction of the world itself, and the day of judgment, were also near at hand. Hence their questions. 13:1-4 See how little Christ values outward pomp, where there is not real purity of heart. He looks with pity upon the ruin of precious souls, and weeps over them, but we do not find him look with pity upon the ruin of a fine house. Let us then be reminded how needful it is for us to have a more lasting abode in heaven, and to be prepared for it by the influences of the Holy Spirit, sought in the earnest use of all the means of grace.
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