Matthew 9:23

“And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when Iesus came into the rulers house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd making a tumult,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the players with their instruments and the people making a noise,
- Basic English Bible

And when Jesus was come to the house of the ruler, and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a tumult,
- Darby Bible

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
- Webster's Bible

Entering the Ruler's house, Jesus saw the flute-players and the crowd loudly wailing,
- Weymouth Bible

When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd in noisy disorder,
- World English Bible

And whanne Jhesus cam in to the hous of the prince, and say mynstrallis, and the puple makynge noise,
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus having come to the house of the ruler, and having seen the minstrels and the multitude making tumult,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:23


9:23 The minstrels - The musicians. The original word means flute players. Musical instruments were used by the Jews as well as the heathens, in their lamentations for the dead, to soothe the melancholy of surviving friends, by soft and solemn notes. And there were persons who made it their business to perform this, while others sung to their music. Flutes were used especially on the death of children; louder instruments on the death of grown persons.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:23


Mt 9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house. He healed the woman on the way. Saw the minstrels. The Jews, like other Orientals, were wont to employ professional mourners, minstrels who made plaintive music, or wailed.

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