Other Accounts of What You Read in Mark 8
Understanding the Scriptures
|Compassion (v. 2)||Feelings of love and concern|
|Meat (v. 8)||Food|
|Generation (vv. 12, 38)||Group of people living about the same time|
|Charged (vv. 15, 30)||Commanded|
|Perceive (v. 17)||Understand|
|Fragments (vv. 19–20)||Pieces|
|Rebuke him (vv. 32–33)||Disapprove of what was said|
|Savourest (v. 33)||Enjoy|
Mark 8:15—What Is Leaven?
Leaven (yeast) is a fungus. When a little leaven is mixed with bread dough it quickly affects all of the dough, creating bubbles and causing the bread to rise. Bread made with yeast (leavened bread) is lighter than unleavened bread, but it spoils more quickly. For this reason leaven, in scripture, is sometimes a symbol for corruption. That is what Jesus meant when he said, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.” At other times leaven refers to how a small amount of whatever is being spoken about can influence a large amount of something else for good or evil.
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Mark 8.