Mark 9:33
New International Version
They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?"

New Living Translation
After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing out on the road?”

English Standard Version
And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

Berean Study Bible
Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was in the house, He asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

Berean Literal Bible
And they came to Capernaum. And having been in the house, He was asking them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

New American Standard Bible
They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

King James Bible
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

Christian Standard Bible
They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?"

Contemporary English Version
Jesus and his disciples went to his home in Capernaum. After they were inside the house, Jesus asked them, "What were you arguing about along the way?"

Good News Translation
They came to Capernaum, and after going indoors Jesus asked his disciples, "What were you arguing about on the road?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they came to Capernaum. When He was in the house, He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?"

International Standard Version
Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was at home, he asked the disciples, "What were you arguing about on the road?"

NET Bible
Then they came to Capernaum. After Jesus was inside the house he asked them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

New Heart English Bible
He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing on the way?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came to Kapernahum and when they entered the house, he asked them, “What were you reasoning on the road among yourselves?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was at home, he asked the disciples, "What were you arguing about on the road?"

New American Standard 1977
And they came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he came to Capernaum; and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves on the way?

King James 2000 Bible
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves on the way?

American King James Version
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?

American Standard Version
And they came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were ye reasoning on the way?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he asked them: What did you treat of in the way?

Darby Bible Translation
And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he asked them, Of what were ye reasoning by the way?

English Revised Version
And they came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were ye reasoning in the way?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house, he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

Weymouth New Testament
So they came to Capernaum; and when in the house He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?"

World English Bible
He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing among yourselves on the way?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he was questioning them, 'What were ye reasoning in the way among yourselves?'
Study Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
32But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him about it. 33Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was in the house, He asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:1
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

Mark 3:19
and Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Jesus.

Luke 9:46
Then an argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

Treasury of Scripture

And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?

he came.

Matthew 17:24
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

What.

Mark 2:8
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

Psalm 139:1-4
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me

John 2:25
And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.







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

they came
ἦλθον (ēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

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

Capernaum.
Καφαρναούμ (Kapharnaoum)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2584: Capernaum, a town of Galilee. Of Hebrew origin; Capernaum, a place in Palestine.

While [Jesus] was
γενόμενος (genomenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

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

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative 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.

house,
οἰκίᾳ (oikia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

He 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.

them,
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

“What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

were you discussing
διελογίζεσθε (dielogizesthe)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1260: To reason (with), debate (with), consider. From dia and logizomai; to reckon thoroughly, i.e. to deliberate.

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

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative 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.

way?”
ὁδῷ (hodō)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.
(33-37) And he came to Capernaum.--See Notes on Matthew 18:1-5. The arrival at Capernaum is given by St. Matthew in connection with the narrative of the didrachma or tribute money, which in his Gospel immediately precedes that now before us. St. Mark alone records the previous dispute of the disciples, and the question which brought that dispute as into the light of day.

Verses 33, 34. - They have now reached Capernaum. And when he was in the house - the house, that is, which he frequented when staying in Capernaum - he asked them, What were ye reasoning in the way? The words "among yourselves," of the Authorized Version, are not found in the best authorities. St. Matthew (Matthew 18:1) does not record this question of our Lord, which brings to light the fact that they had been disputing by the way which of them should be the greatest. The Greek is (τίς μείζων) who was greater, that is, than the rest. It has been well noticed that this passage, given in substance in all the synoptic Gospels, is a striking evidence of the truthfulness and impartiality of the disciples. This dispute of theirs might easily have been suppressed as scarcely creditable to them. But in writing the Gospels the evangelists thought more of what exalted the Savior than what abased themselves. This dispute of the disciples shows how thoroughly they realized the nearness of his kingdom, and at the same time how much they had yet to learn as to the qualifications necessary for admission to it. It is not unlikely that the preference given by our Lord to Peter, James, and John may have given occasion for his contention. 9:30-40 The time of Christ's suffering drew nigh. Had he been delivered into the hands of devils, and they had done this, it had not been so strange; but that men should thus shamefully treat the Son of man, who came to redeem and save them, is wonderful. Still observe that when Christ spake of his death, he always spake of his resurrection, which took the reproach of it from himself, and should have taken the grief of it from his disciples. Many remain ignorant because they are ashamed to inquire. Alas! that while the Saviour teaches so plainly the things which belong to his love and grace, men are so blinded that they understand not his sayings. We shall be called to account about our discourses, and to account for our disputes, especially about being greater than others. Those who are most humble and self-denying, most resemble Christ, and shall be most tenderly owned by him. This Jesus taught them by a sign; whoever shall receive one like this child, receives me. Many have been like the disciples, ready to silence men who have success in preaching to sinners repentance in Christ's name, because they follow not with them. Our Lord blamed the apostles, reminding them that he who wrought miracles in his name would not be likely to hurt his cause. If sinners are brought to repent, to believe in the Saviour, and to live sober, righteous, and godly lives, we then see that the Lord works by the preacher.
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