Matthew 8:4

“And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus saith vnto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thy selfe to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimonie vnto them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus *said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to him, See that you say nothing about this to anyone; but go and let the priest see you and make the offering which was ordered by Moses, for a witness to them.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus says to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus saith to him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
- Webster's Bible

and Jesus said to him, "Be careful to tell no one, but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses appointed as evidence for them."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
- World English Bible

And Jhesus seide to hym, Se, seie thou to no man; but go, shewe thee to the prestis, and offre the yift that Moyses comaundide, in witnessyng to hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus saith to him, `See, thou mayest tell no one, but go, thyself shew to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:4


8:4 See thou tell no man - Perhaps our Lord only meant here, Not till thou hast showed thyself to the priest - who was appointed to inquire into the case of leprosy. But many others he commanded, absolutely, to tell none of tho miracles he had wrought upon them. And this he seems to have done, chiefly for one or more of these reasons: To prevent the multitude from thronging him, in the manner related #Mark 1:45|. To fulfil the prophecy, #Isaiah 42:1|, that he would not be vain or ostentatious. This reason St. Matthew assigns, #Matt 12:17|, &c. To avoid the being taken by force and made a king, #John 6:15|. And, That he might not enrage the chief priests, scribes, and Pharisees, who were the most bitter against him, any more than was unavoidable, #Matt 16:20|,21. For a testimony - That I am the Messiah; to them - The priests, who otherwise might have pleaded want of evidence. #Lev 14:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:4


Mt 8:4 Tell no man. This was forbidden until the man was officially declared to be healed. He could not enter society until the priests had so declared. To blaze the story abroad as a miracle of Jesus might prevent such a declaration on account of prejudice. Besides, the Lord often forbade noising abroad his cures, for various reasons, chiefly because the multitude so thronged him. Offer the gift that Moses commanded. See Le 14:10,22,30,31. For a testimony. An official proof of the miracle.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.
  • Bruce
    Tjohn: If it's best to seek forgiveness from those you have hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing Rom 10:17, John 6:44 have you felt the tug in your heart? ROM 6:23, 10:13. Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Terri
    Jesus paid for our sins on the cross our pain and all. he in return gave us healing forgiveness and peace your pass is forgotten if you ask god in your heart. Believe you must Believe he will heal you and trust him . Jesus why go to the cross and take our pain and sin and be whipped for nothing He paid for it all say I'm healed in the name of jesus Christ,and belive he will heal you. Luke 1;37
  • DAVID NGWENYA
    Go back to whoever u have wronged and ask forgiveness, so said God that whoever wants to be with him should go back to his wronged and make peace with them be4 coming to the house of prayer. Don't worry is they don't approve of your request for your sins will remain with them.
  • Carmen
    If u went to a priest abd confess ur faults. God forgives u. Remember that god loves us so much that he gave his only son fo us to be saved.
  • Karl
    to Tjohn, before the LORD's grace can heal you, you must heal that which you wounded and bind up that which you tore down. In other words grace must first be shown to have a place in your own soul before it may find a place to abide - heal, that you may be healed. any help?

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