Jesus wants them to listen and understand (Mk 7:14-7:14)

“Then Jesus called

The crowd again.

He said

To them.

‘Listen to me!

All of you!



Καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος πάλιν τὸν ὄχλον ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς Ἀκούσατέ μου πάντες καὶ σύνετε.


There is something similar to this in Matthew, chapter 15:10.  Mark indicated that Jesus turned from the Pharisees and his disciples to the crowds.  Somehow, Jesus called back the crowd to himself (Καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος).  He told the crowd again (πάλιν τὸν ὄχλον ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς) in the imperative to hear or listen and understand or perceive (Ἀκούσατέ μου πάντες καὶ σύνετε) all about what he was saying.

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