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Mark 12:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in the chief meals,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the highest places at suppers:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the chiefe seates in the Synagogues, and the vppermost roomes at feasts:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and the chief seats in the congregations, and the head couches at suppers:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the chief couches at feasts.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the chief seats 4410
{4410} Prime
πρωτοκαθεδρία
protokathedria
{pro-tok-ath-ed-ree'-ah}
From G4413 and G2515; a sitting first (in the front row), that is, preeminence in council.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
synagogues, 4864
{4864} Prime
συναγωγή
sunagoge
{soon-ag-o-gay'}
From (the reduplicated form of) G4863; an assemblage of persons; specifically a Jewish 'synagogue' (the meeting or the place); by analogy a Christian church.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
the uppermost rooms 4411
{4411} Prime
πρωτοκλισία
protoklisia
{pro-tok-lis-ee'-ah}
From G4413 and G2828; a reclining first (in the place of honor) at the dinner bed, that is, preeminence at meals.
at 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
feasts: 1173
{1173} Prime
δεῖπνον
deipnon
{dipe'-non}
From the same as G1160; dinner, that is, the chief meal (usually in the evening).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 12:39

_ _ And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms — or positions.

_ _ at feasts — On this love of distinction, see on Luke 14:7; see on Matthew 6:5.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 12:35-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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James 2:2-3 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; ... And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
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