Mark - 14:19

19 They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one, "Surely not I?" And another said, "Surely not I?"

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Explanation and meaning of Mark 14:19.

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And they began to be grieved, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another, Is it I?
They were filled with sorrow, and began asking Him, one by one, "Not I, is it?"
They were sad, and said to him one by one, Is it I?
But they began to be sorrowful and to say to him, one at a time: "Is it I?"
They were grieved at this, and began to say to him, one after another, "Can it be I?"

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Scholarly Analysis and Interpretation.

And another said, Is it I? - This clause is wanting in BCLP, seventeen others, Syriac, Persic, Arabic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Vulgate, and four of the Itala. Griesbach leaves it doubtful: others leave it out.

And they began to be sorrowful,.... And were so, all but Judas, at this saying of Christ's:
and to say unto him, one by one; even till it came to Judas himself,
is it I? that shall betray thee;
and another said, is it I? This clause is wanting in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions, and in two of Beza's copies; and indeed seems to be redundant, since the disciples are said before to express themselves in this manner, one by one; See Gill on Matthew 26:22.

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