Mark 10:33 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Mark 10:33, NIV: We are going up to Jerusalem,' he said, 'and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles,

Mark 10:33, ESV: saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.

Mark 10:33, KJV: Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

Mark 10:33, NASB: saying, 'Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will behanded over to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and willhand Him over to the Gentiles.

Mark 10:33, NLT: 'Listen,' he said, 'we're going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die and hand him over to the Romans.

Mark 10:33, CSB: "See, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death. Then they will hand him over to the Gentiles,

What does Mark 10:33 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The title the "Son of Man" is taken from Daniel: "There came one like a son of man…And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed" (Daniel 7:13–14). Jesus uses this title for Himself often. The Twelve welcome the image of Jesus as the conquering Messiah, come to rescue Israel from the evil Romans. Their fear is mixed with the hope that they will see the day promised in Daniel and be a part of His ruling government (Mark 10:35–37). They will (Matthew 19:28), but not before facing their own death marches (Mark 8:34–38).

Once again, Jesus tells the disciples that this Son of Man is going to be betrayed (Mark 14:10), beaten, and killed (Mark 10:34). This time, however, He is more specific, explaining that He will be taken to the chief priests and scribes but executed by the Gentiles. He also adds that He will be mocked, spit on, and scourged. The prediction recalls Old Testament prophecies which mention mocking (Psalm 22:6–7), scourging, and spitting (Isaiah 50:6). Isaiah 53 predicts several other ignominies Jesus will suffer, including being despised and rejected (Isaiah 53:3), pierced (Isaiah 53:5), silent when given the chance to defend Himself (Isaiah 53:7), killed near wicked men, and buried near the rich (Isaiah 53:9).

The argument over who killed Jesus has caused great pain over the centuries and terrible persecution against Jews. Jesus is clear here, and His words will be proven in the crucifixion account: while the Jewish chief priests and scribes condemn Jesus to death, it is the Gentile Romans who kill Him. Spiritually, the accountability spreads further; God sent Jesus to die (John 3:16; Acts 2:23) because of our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21). So, the answer to the question of who killed Jesus is: all of us.