Matthew 12:18

“Behold, my seruant whom I haue chosen, my beloued in whom my soule is well pleased: I will put my spirit vpon him, and he shall shew iudgement to the Gentiles.”

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Other Translations

Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
- King James Version

"BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See my servant, the man of my selection, my loved one in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him, and he will make my decision clear to the Gentiles.
- Basic English Bible

Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations.
- Darby Bible

Behold, my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
- Webster's Bible

"This is My servant whom I have chosen, My dearly loved One in whom My soul takes pleasure. I will put My spirit upon Him, and He will announce justice to the nations.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit on him. He will proclaim justice to the nations.
- World English Bible

my child, whom Y haue chosun, my derling, in whom it hath wel plesid to my soule; Y shal put my spirit on him, and he shal telle dom to hethen men.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Lo, My servant, whom I did choose, My beloved, in whom My soul did delight, I will put My Spirit upon him, and judgment to the nations he shall declare,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:18


12:18 He shall show judgment to the heathens - That is, he shall publish the merciful Gospel to them also: the Hebrew word signifies either mercy or justice. #Isa 42:1|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:18


Mt 12:18 Behold my servant. Christ took the form of a servant. I will put my spirit upon him. Compare Mt 3:17. He shall shew justice to the Gentiles. Announce himself as judge of the Gentiles. Compare Mr 3:8.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • D W L
    Jesus is in the Bible 943 times Our Father is 253 times Jehovah is in the Bible 4 times Jesus said ask the Father in my name and he will do it.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 15-21 educate us of GOD's timing; we learn of another important moment in TIME when Jehovah / GOD 'once again' teaches us how great is HIS love for all mankind (as it relate to SALVATION); at this moment in Time GOD is preparing to mightily send the good-news of SALVATION through all the gentiles-lands: Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, England, then across the sea to all of the Americas ...,
  • Bruce
    Neil: Verse 24: Pharisees Said Jesus is Casting Out Devils by Beelzebub The Prince of Devils. Verses 31-32: Speaking Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Will not be Forgiven, Never/ Not Believing is Not Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost. All are Non-believers.Only When The Father Calls(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1John 1:9) Washed by His Blood(Revelation 1:5) Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8)
  • Bruce
    Steve Read Verse 24. Their Saying Christ is Casting Out devils by Beelzebub( Calling The Holy Ghost The Prince of Devils)
  • Bruce
    The Lord is Longsuffering to us-ward, not Willing that Any should Perish, But that All should Come to Repentance (2Peter3:9) Enter Ye in at The Strait Gate: for Wide is The Gate and Broad is The Way that Leadeth to Destruction and Many there be Which go in thereat:Because Strait is The Gate and Narrow is The Way that Leadeth to Life and Few there be that Find it(Matthew 7: 13-14)
  • I AM THAT I AM
    Every oppressed spirit that is of God comes to repentance and shall be forgiven as this is the will of the Lord. That oppressing spirit of antichrist confesses not that Jesus, even this Christ child, is come in the flesh this very day and therefore, is not forgiven in any generation of this world (soon to be made void, again.) That antichrist spirit is a deceiver as it knows Christ IS here, NOW.

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