Mark 8:15
New International Version
"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod."

New Living Translation
As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod."

English Standard Version
And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

Berean Study Bible
“Watch out!” He cautioned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He was instructing them, saying, "Watch out! Take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

New American Standard Bible
And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

King James Bible
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he gave them strict orders: "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus warned them, "Watch out! Guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod."

Good News Translation
"Take care," Jesus warned them, "and be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He commanded them: "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

International Standard Version
Jesus had been warning them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

NET Bible
And Jesus ordered them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

New Heart English Bible
He warned them, saying, "Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he commanded them and he said to them, “Behold, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herodus.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus warned them, "Be careful! Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

New American Standard 1977
And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he commanded them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.

King James 2000 Bible
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

American King James Version
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

American Standard Version
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he charged them, saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Darby Bible Translation
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and [of] the leaven of Herod.

English Revised Version
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he charged them saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Weymouth New Testament
and when He admonished them, "See to it, be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod,"

World English Bible
He warned them, saying, "Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

Young's Literal Translation
and he was charging them, saying, 'Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod,'
Study Bible
The Leaven to Beware
14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15“Watch out!” He cautioned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.” 16So they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:1
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus

Matthew 14:3
Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

Matthew 14:6
On Herod's birthday, however, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod

Matthew 16:6
"Watch out!" Jesus told them. "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 16:11
How do you not understand that I was not telling you about bread? But beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 22:16
They sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know that You are honest and that You teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You defer to no one, because You pay no attention to external appearance.

Mark 8:14
Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat.

Mark 8:16
So they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.

Luke 12:1
In the meantime, a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling one another. Jesus began to speak first to His disciples: "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Treasury of Scripture

And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

he charged.

Numbers 27:19-23
And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight…

1 Chronicles 28:9,10,20
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever…

1 Timothy 5:21
I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Take.

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Matthew 16:6,11,12
Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees…

Luke 12:1,2,15
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy…

the leaven of the.

Exodus 12:18-20
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even…

Leviticus 2:11
No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of the LORD made by fire.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? …

of Herod.

Mark 12:13
And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.

Matthew 22:15-18
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk…







Lexicon
“Watch out!”
Ὁρᾶτε (Horate)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

He cautioned
διεστέλλετο (diestelleto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1291: To give a commission (instructions), order; To admonish, prohibit.

them.
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
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.

“Beware
βλέπετε (blepete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

of
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine 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.

yeast
ζύμης (zymēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2219: Leaven, ferment, both lit. and met. Probably from zeo; ferment.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Pharisees
Φαρισαίων (Pharisaiōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

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

of Herod.”
Ἡρῴδου (Hērōdou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2264: Compound of heros and eidos; heroic; Herod, the name of four Jewish kings.
(15) He charged them.--The verb is in the imperfect tense, and implies that the command was more than once repeated. Hence they, too, "were reasoning," more than once, what was the meaning of the precept on which so much stress was laid.

The leaven of Herod.--The words imply the presence among the questioners of Mark 8:11 of others besides the Pharisees. On the connection between the "leaven of Herod" and that of "the Sadducees" in Matthew 16:6, see Note on that verse.

Verse 15. - Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. St. Matthew (Matthew 15:6) says, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees;" thus St. Mark identifies the leaven of the Sadducees with that of Herod. "Leaven" here means "doctrine." They were not to beware of this, so far as the Pharisees rightly taught and explained the Law of Moses; but only so far as they corrupted that Law by their own vain traditions, contrary to the Law of God, St. Luke (Luke 12:11) calls this leaven "hypocrisy;" because the Pharisees only regarded outward ceremonies, and neglected the inward sanctification of the Spirit. St. Jerome says, "This is the leaven of which the Apostle speaks where he says, 'A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.' Marcion and Valentinus and all heretics have had this kind of leaven, which is on every account to be avoided. Leaven has this property, that, however small it may be in quantity, it spreads its influence rapidly through the mass. And so if only a little spark of heretical doctrine be admitted into the soul, speedily a great flame arises, and envelopes the whole man." 8:11-21 Obstinate unbelief will have something to say, though ever so unreasonable. Christ refused to answer their demand. If they will not be convinced, they shall not. Alas! what cause we have to lament for those around us, who destroy themselves and others by their perverse and obstinate unbelief, and enmity to the gospel! When we forget the works of God, and distrust him, we should chide ourselves severely, as Christ here reproves his disciples. How is it that we so often mistake his meaning, disregard his warnings, and distrust his providence?
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