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Gospel of Mark

Gospel of Mark

Gospel of Mark Fate and Free Will Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #10

And Jesus said to them, "You will all become deserters; for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'" (NRSV 14:27)

And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. (KJV 14:27)

Jesus doesn't cite here, either, but he takes this oracle from Zechariah 13:7 in the Hebrew Bible. And guess what? It will come true in 14:50-52. That was quick.

Quote #11

Jesus said to him, "Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times." (NRSV 14:30)

And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. (KJV 14:30)

Peter resists—like all the disciples in 14:19—but he won't escape his fate (14:66-72), as he himself will soon realize (14:72).

Quote #12

He said, "Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want." (NRSV 14:36)

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. (KJV 14:36)

Notice the possible conflict of wills here. Jesus seems to have a real choice, but choosing otherwise would jeopardize the oracles in 8:31, 9:31, and 10:33-34. Is Jesus a special case?

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