1. Mark 10:30 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Is there significance to the abridgement of the list in Mark 10:30?

Mark 10:30 (ESV)

30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

According to Grotius1 the mentioning of the wife is not repeated in the promise because this could lead to a slanderous misunderstanding. The question is, however, if this does not apply to children as well. Since fathers is also not repeated, it seems less correct to give special meaning to the abridgement of the list of verse 29 in verse 30.2