Matthew 20:31

“And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the multitude rebuked them, because they should holde their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Haue mercie on vs, O Lord, thou sonne of Dauid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the people gave them orders to be quiet; but they went on crying even louder, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.
- Basic English Bible

But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.
- Darby Bible

And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
- Webster's Bible

The people angrily tried to silence them, but they cried all the louder. "O Sir, Son of David, pity us," they said.
- Weymouth Bible

The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, "Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!"
- World English Bible

And the puple blamede hem, that thei schulden be stille; and thei crieden the more, and seiden, Lord, the sone of Dauid, haue merci on vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the multitude charged them that they might be silent, and they cried out the more, saying, `Deal kindly with us sir -- Son of David.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:31


20:31 The multitude charged them to hold their peace - And so they will all who begin to cry after the Son of David. But let those who feel their need of him cry the more; otherwise they will come short of a cure.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:31


Mt 20:31 Have mercy on us, O Lord, [thou] Son of David. This was virtually acknowledging Jesus as the Christ, who was to be the Son of David.

Discussion for Matthew 20

  • Steve morrow
    matthew 20:23 and HE said you shall drink indeed of MY cup and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with but to sit on MY right hand and on MY left is not mine to give but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of MY FATHER --- MATTHEW 24:36 BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN NO NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN BUT MY FATHER ONLY
  • Sandra Perry-Williams
    Lord,you are Amazing!!!
  • Nicola
    I like how Jesus open the blind eyes. When we are afflicted we must pray, whether ppl like it or not. Our Lord answers
  • David robinson
    praise the lord , thank u lord for your word of God
  • Noel Grant
    I enjoy reading the scriptures. We must understand that we are all equal in the sight of God wether we are accepted first or last. Have a bless day.
  • Kathleen
    René: To "rise again" is a little like "to get up again". The "again" implies "sooner than you would expect". Imagine you have a little child who you put to bed at 8:00, and they came back into the room at 8:15. You say "I put you to bed and you got up again!" This is a "phrasal verb": the 2nd word implies something. You'd get it normally, but you misinterpret it because you read "literally".

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