Matthew 13:17

“For verely I say vnto you, that many Prophets, and righteous men haue desired to see those things which yee see, and haue not seene them: and to heare those things which ye heare, and haue not heard them.”

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For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
- King James Version

"For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see {it,} and to hear what you hear, and did not hear {it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For truly, I say to you that prophets and upright men had a desire to see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to have knowledge of the words which have come to your ears, and they had it not.
- Basic English Bible

for verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see the things which ye behold and did not see [them], and to hear the things which ye hear and did not hear [them].
- Darby Bible

For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
- Webster's Bible

For I solemnly tell you that many Prophets and holy men have longed to see the sights you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the words you hear, and have not heard them.
- Weymouth Bible

For most certainly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them.
- World English Bible

Forsothe Y seie to you, that manye profetis and iust men coueitiden to se tho thingis that ye seen, and thei sayn not, and to heere tho thingis that ye heren, and thei herden not.
- Wycliffe Bible

for verily I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men did desire to see that which ye look on, and they did not see, and to hear that which ye hear, and they did not hear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 13:17


Mt 13:17 Desired to see [those things] which ye see. The prophets and righteous had longed for the coming of Christ. His disciples enjoyed it.

Discussion for Matthew 13

  • BSP
    Verse 23 We all have different circumstances in life and can all give different amount of time. Jehovah God wants us to give him our very best and he views us as individuals.
  • Obbie Beal
    note: not food ,clothing, shelter, ..., ..., is on Jesus mind, but T K of Heaven, T K of Heaven, (the place prepared for those Born-Again) is /was mightily on Jesus mind.
  • Bruce
    Alex: There are Three in HeavenThe Father,The Word, The Holy Ghost(1john 5:7)
    The Word was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us(John1:14)The Son of God. He is The Living Word(Hebrews4:12 Quick Means Living) Like you Said,The Wheat are The Saved.You have everything Kind of Right Just a Little Mixed Up. Hard to Understand. It's Just a Story, Picture of Salvation and End of World. Holy Ghost is Not H.G
  • ALEX
    JESUS SAID THAT SATAN WAS THE FATHER OF THE TARES B/C HE SOWS TH TARES WHICH MEANS THAT CHRIST IS THE FATHER OF TH WHEAT SIMPLY B/C HE IS THE ONE WHO SOWS THE WHEAT. THUS THE WHEAT HAS TO BE TH H.G SIMPLY B/C THE SEED IS THE LIVING WORD THATS Y THE H,G FELL ON THEM THAT HEARD HIS WORDS HIS SEEDS. AND HE SAYS THAT WHEAT ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM IMPLING HIS CHILDREN THAT ARE BORN IN US TH H.G
  • ALEX
    OUR HEARTS IS LIKE A GARDEN WHERE THE GOOD SEED WILL BE SOWN FORMING CHRIST IN US WHICH IS THE H.G THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT GESTATION IN THE SPRITUAL REALM HEARING HIS VOICESEED EQUATES TO CONCEPTION N GESTATION A HEAVENLY BIRTH A GIFT FROM ABOVE NOT OF THIS WORLD WHEN A WOMAN IS PREGNANT SHE HAS TO SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR TH EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN, UNTO US A CHILD IS
  • ALEX
    OWE CANNOT DO AWAY WITH HIS PRECIOUS SEED WHICH IS HIS WORD.JESUS SAID THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS LIKE A MAN WHO SOWS SEED N HIS FIELD THUS THE KINGDOM WILL COME VIA A SEED UNLESS THE LORD OF THE SABBATH HAD LEFT US A SEED WE WD HAVE BEEN MADE UNTO SODOM AND GOMARRAH THATS WHAT THE NEW COVENANT IS HIS WORDS/SEEDS PLANTED IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS INITIATING A BIRTH OF CHRIST IN US FORMING CHRIST IN US GB

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