Matthew 23:39

For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I say vnto you, yee shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that commeth in the Name of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed `is' he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I say to you, You will not see me from this time till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

for I say unto you, Ye shall in no wise see me henceforth until ye say, Blessed [be] he that comes in the name of [the] Lord.
- Darby Bible

For I say to you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

For I tell you that you will never see me again until you say, `Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
- Weymouth Bible

For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, ye schulen not se me fro hennus forth, til ye seien, Blessid is he, that cometh in the name of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I say to you, ye may not see me henceforth, till ye may say, Blessed [is] he who is coming in the name of the Lord.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:39


23:39 Ye - Jews in general; men of Jerusalem in particular: shall not see me from this time - Which includes the short space till his death, till, after a long interval of desolation and misery, ye say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord - Ye receive me with joyful and thankful hearts. This also shall be accomplished in its season.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:39


Mt 23:39 Ye shall not see me henceforth. This seems to imply that the temple shall be deserted when he leaves it. With his departure the presence of God departs. He was the Lord of the temple. Till ye shall say. These were his last words in the temple precincts, but they do not shut out all hope. Even yet when the Jews shall join in the hosannahs of those who, on the Sunday before, had sung his praises, and cry, "Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord" (Mt 21:9), they may be permitted to behold their Messiah. Many have seen in this passage a promise of the final conversion of Israel. Zec 12:10 Ro 11:26 2Co 3:15 seem to favor the same view. When Christ abandoned the temple in Jerusalem, it was only fit for the destroyer. If we should drive him out of his spiritual temple, the church, it would be left as dead as the body without the spirit.

Discussion for Matthew 23:39

  • Joel yearby for verse 39
    What you've got to remember is that Jesus wept over the holy city and what had become of her .so taking this into account i personally believe the verse is saying .that Israel has to come to repentance. Because we know that they saw Jesus again at his trial and cried, "we want Barbabas." They rejected him and as we know Jerusalem had been a holy city.
  • Al Fumero for verse 39
    Jesus clearly shows us how religion kills the spirituality of true faith. which creates the true relationship with GOD through Jesus. It is not the actions of man, but the faith and oneness with the holy spirit wish creats true love and faith, all else is hypocrisy,

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