3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

Other Translations of Mark 12:3

New International Version

3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

English Standard Version

3  And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

The Message

3 "They grabbed him, beat him up, and sent him off empty-handed.

New King James Version

3 And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

New Living Translation

3 But the farmers grabbed the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 12:3

Commentary on Mark 12:1-12

(Read Mark 12:1-12)

Christ showed in parables, that he would lay aside the Jewish church. It is sad to think what base usage God's faithful ministers have met with in all ages, from those who have enjoyed the privileges of the church, but have not brought forth fruit answerable. God at length sent his Son, his Well-beloved; and it might be expected that he whom their Master loved, they also should respect and love; but instead of honouring him because he was the Son and Heir, they therefore hated him. But the exaltation of Christ was the Lord's doing; and it is his doing to exalt him in our hearts, and to set up his throne there; and if this be done, it cannot but be marvellous in our eyes. The Scriptures, and faithful preachers, and the coming of Christ in the flesh, call on us to render due praise to God in our lives. Let sinners beware of a proud, carnal spirit; if they revile or despise the preachers of Christ, they would have done so their Master, had they lived when he was upon earth.