Mark 7:1
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New Living Translation
One day some Pharisees and teachers of religious law arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus.

King James Bible
Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him,

World English Bible
Then the Pharisees, and some of the scribes gathered together to him, having come from Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
And gathered together unto him are the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem,

Mark 7:1 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:1 Coming from Jerusalem - Probably on purpose to find occasion against him. Mt 15:1.

Mark 7:1 Parallel Commentaries

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The Sighs of Christ
(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons

The Deaf and Dumb.
ST MARK VII. 32-37. And they bring unto Jesus one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him. And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. . . . And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath
Charles Kingsley—Westminster Sermons

Tradition
The scribes and Pharisees, expecting to see Jesus at the Passover, had laid a trap for Him. But Jesus, knowing their purpose, had absented Himself from this gathering. "Then came together unto Him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes." As He did not go to them, they came to Him. For a time it had seemed that the people of Galilee would receive Jesus as the Messiah, and that the power of the hierarchy in that region would be broken. The mission of the twelve, indicating the extension of Christ's
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Barriers Broken Down
After the encounter with the Pharisees, Jesus withdrew from Capernaum, and crossing Galilee, repaired to the hill country on the borders of Phoenicia. Looking westward, He could see, spread out upon the plain below, the ancient cities of Tyre and Sidon, with their heathen temples, their magnificent palaces and marts of trade, and the harbors filled with shipping. Beyond was the blue expanse of the Mediterranean, over which the messengers of the gospel were to bear its glad tidings to the centers
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Matthew 15:1
Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him,

Mark 7:2
They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating.

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