Matthew 16:20

“Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then charged hee his disciples that they should tel no man that he was Iesus the Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he gave orders to the disciples to give no man word that he was the Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Then he enjoined on his disciples that they should say to no man that he was the Christ.
- Darby Bible

Then he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
- Webster's Bible

Then He urged His disciples to tell no one that He was the Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

Then he commanded the disciples that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.
- World English Bible

Thanne he comaundide to hise disciplis, that thei schulden seie to no man, that he was Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 16:20


16:20 Then charged he his disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ - Jesus himself had not said it expressly even to his apostles, but left them tb infer it from his doctrine and miracles. Neither was it proper the apostles should say this openly, before that grand proof of it, his resurrection. If they had, they who believed them would the more earnestly have sought to take and make him a king: and they who did not believe them would the snore vehemently have rejected and opposed such a Messiah.


Discussion for Matthew 16

  • Christen
    the lord is my shepherd shall not want
  • A disciple
    Son of man speaks of His humanity, Son of God speaks of His divinity; both are True Names for Yeshua ha Moshiach, Jesus the Anointed. Read Luke 1:26-37; "..behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:.."
  • A dsiciple
    You do greatly err not knowing the Scriptures! The Saviour of the world was to come through the line of David, according to the flesh: Christ had to come in flesh to be bruised by the seed of the devil, so that He might break the serpent's head. (Gen. 3:14-15) "The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne." (Psalm 132:11)
  • Lu2677
    Soul Brother, there is nothing on earth worth going to hell for. Just to answer the question you asked "what is dear to us on earth?" Probably a rhetorical question. I just felt like responding.
  • Soul Brother
    What is dear to us here on earth? Are we seeking status in this world or do we seek the glory of those in heaven. After all, we steer our own ship. Jesus upbraided those whom he loved, showing them the shoals and treacherous waters. But it is ultimately up to us as followers of Christ to daily steer our way home. Unseen obstacles lie ahead. False doctrines of men, false depictions of Jesus
  • Lu2677
    Vuiswha,Ps.119:20"My flesh trembles for fear of thee:I am afraid of thy judgments."(God still judges)V.39"Turn away my reproach which I fear:for thy judgments are good"Ps111:10"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:a good understanding have all they that do his commandments" Also see, John 8:31-32.(One who abides in Him,knows Him)

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