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

  • A disciple
    Paul; "The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God through Moses." What has changed with God since He had David write the 2nd Psalm? When, over the last, almost 2000 years, did God change His mind, and now no longer requires us to go through His Son to come to Him? Until the Jews, and everyone else converts and believes in Jesus, THEY CANNOT BE SAVED!
  • Paul
    The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God thru Moses. Abraham was a friend of God, Moses was his scribe. Jesus is sent to demonstrate the Holy Spirit, the power of prayer and eternal life for whom it is prepared. Christians should not be so presumptuous lest their vineyard be taken from them and given to others. The heart of man is evil. God is Judge,not man!
  • Insight777
    The cup that Jesus drank from is faith. A faith can look clean on the outside, as the Jewish faith, by holding religious doctrine that proclaims to be truth. If the religion is wrong built on lies then the inside of the cup needs to be cleaned. The faith from Jesus is he is the Son of God. This is a clean cup full of truth. Jesus wanted his pure faith/cup to be passed to others after his death.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; No! The Jews do not follow the Torah! They follow their own teachers and books, ever since they rejected Jesus. They SAY they study Torah; but as you and I understand it, NO! And they have a completely perverted view of nearly everything that WE understand in the Old Testament. I come from a Jewish background, and I have had discussions with many Orthodox Jews; they DO NOT follow the Word!
  • Lu2677
    a disciple "Judaism follows the doctrine of men that rejected Jesus Christ" No, Judaism to the Jew who believes in the Torah, Old Testament, which are scipture from God.The Torah was written before Christ was born. When Jesus said "do you not know the scriptures?"These scriptures were what God had given them. Their rejection of Christ leaves them without (excluding the saints of old) a savior.
  • A disciple
    Insight...; Matthew 16:13-17; Jesus asked His disciples, "..Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?..whom say ye that I am?..Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God...Blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." And in John 1; "..the Word was God..And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.." This is Truth!

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