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Mark 6:39 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he ordered them to make them all sit down by companies on the green grass.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he gave them orders, that all should be made recline, in parties, upon, the green grass.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he commanded them to make all recline in companies upon the green grass,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he commanded them that they should make them all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he commanded them to make all sit downe by companies vpon the greene grasse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And he directed that they should make them all recline in companies upon the herbage;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he bid them make the people recline on the grass by companies.

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.
he commanded 2004
{2004} Prime
ἐπιτάσσω
epitasso
{ep-ee-tas'-so}
From G1909 and G5021; to arrange upon, that is, order.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
to make y347
[0347] Standard
ἀνακλίνω
anaklino
{an-ak-lee'-no}
From G0303 and G2827; to lean back.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
all y3956
[3956] Standard
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
sit down 347
{0347} Prime
ἀνακλίνω
anaklino
{an-ak-lee'-no}
From G0303 and G2827; to lean back.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
x3956
(3956) Complement
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
by companies 4849
{4849} Prime
συμπόσιον
sumposion
{soom-pos'-ee-on}
Neuter of a derivative of the alternate of G4844; a drinking party ('symposium'), that is, (by extension) a room of guests.
upon 1909
{1909} Prime
ἐπί
epi
{ep-ee'}
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, 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).
green 5515
{5515} Prime
χλωρός
chloros
{khlo-ros'}
From the same as G5514; greenish, that is, verdant, dun-colored.
grass. 5528
{5528} Prime
χόρτος
chortos
{khor'-tos}
Apparently a primary word; a 'court' or 'garden', that is, (by implication of pasture) herbage or vegetation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 6:39

_ _ And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass — or “green hay”; the rank grass of those bushy wastes. For, as John (John 6:10) notes, “there was much grass in the place.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 6:30-44.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 6:39

And he commanded them to make all sit down by (t) companies upon the green grass.

(t) Literally, "by banquets", after the manner of the Hebrews who have no distributive words; see (Mark 6:7). Now he calls the rows of the sitters, "banquets".

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

1 Kings 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
Esther 1:5-6 And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; ... [Where were] white, green, and blue, [hangings], fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds [were of] gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Matthew 15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.
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1K 10:5. Es 1:5. Mt 15:35. 1Co 14:33, 40.

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