M A R K.
In this chapter begins the account which this
evangelist gives of the death and sufferings of our Lord Jesus,
which we are all concerned to be acquainted, not only with the
history of, but with the mystery of. Here is, I. The plot of the
chief priests and scribes against Christ, ver. 1, 2. II. The anointing of Christ's
head at a supper in Bethany, two days before his death, ver. 3-9. III. The contract Judas
made with the chief priests, to betray him, ver. 10, 11. IV. Christ's eating the
passover with his disciples, his instituting the Lord's supper, and
his discourse with his disciples, at and after supper, ver. 12-31. V. Christ's agony in
the garden, ver. 32-42.
VI. The betraying of him by Judas, and the apprehending of him by
the chief priests' agents, ver.
43-52. VII. His arraignment before the high priest, his
conviction, and the indignities done him at that bar, ver. 53-65. VIII. Peter's denying
him, ver. 66-72. Most of
which passages we had before, Matt.