1. Mark 10:31 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

To whom does Jesus’ word apply?

Mark 10:31 (ESV)

31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

The word “many” receives emphasis by coming first: Jesus’ statement does not apply to just a few. We cannot ignore the word as if it applied only to exceptional cases. It is said to the many disciples.1