210125 01 –
Mark 10:48 AV
And many charged¹ him
that he should hold his peace²:
but he cried³ the more⁴ a great deal⁵,
Thou Son of David⁶, have mercy⁷ on me.
¹) Rebuke, reprove, censure severely, to admonish or charge sharply.
²) Be silent, hold your peace.
³) Cry out aloud, speak with a loud voice.
⁴) To a greater degree.
⁵) Many, much (so more often, and much louder).
⁶) “Son of David” was a common term for the Messiah.
⁷) Or compassion.
And many severely censured and reproved him, telling him to keep still, but he kept on shouting out all the more, You Son of David, have pity and mercy on me [now]! [AMP] And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" [ESV] Many tried to hush him up, but he yelled all the louder, "Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!" [MSB] And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. [KJV] Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" [NIV] "Be quiet!" some of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" [NLT] Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" [NKJV]
And many charged him
The multitude that rebuked him were either the friends or enemies of the Christ:
▪︎ if his friends, they might rebuke him, that he might not be so troublesome to him, and judging it unworthy of him to have anything to do with such a mean person, and supposing that his business was only to ask alms of him;
▪︎ or if they were his enemies, or not so well affected to him, they might chide him for giving him such high characters, as Lord, and Son of David; and therefore being displeased with such encomiums,
He should hold his peace
Hold your peace, be silent, and don’t call Him the Son of David, at least; Nor ask anything of Him.
Be silent, and say no more of that kind, lest others should take up the same notion of him, and it should prevail among the people.
But he cried the more a great deal
He lifted up his voice, and cried even more loudly, so his voice might sound above the noise of the people, and be heard by the Christ; and he renewed his request with more eagerness, repeating what he was calling before, being not in the least intimidated by the rebukes of the people.
His faith in Jesus, as the Messiah, being more increased,
and his desire of His pity and compassion being more enlarged,
he grew bolder, and more resolute, as faith often does, when it comes under opposition, and trials.
He kept repeating the same words.
Thou son of David, have mercy on me!
When blind Bartimaeus hears that Jesus of Nazareth is among the crowd, he tries with a loud shout to get His attention.
‘Have pity on me’ can also mean that the beggar asks for nothing more than alms, but the fact that he calls for Jesus in the midst of all those who passed by him, and the way he addresses Him (not ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, but ‘Son of David ‘) suggests that Bartimaeus sees in Him the Messiah, sent by God, who can bestow on him divine mercy (healing and eternal salvation).
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