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Matthew 11:5 DBY

5 Blind [men] see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:

Study tools for Matthew 11:5

  • a 11:3 - Probably, 'have we to do it,' not simply, 'are we doing it?'
  • b 11:10 - Mal. 3.1.
  • c 11:11 - Or 'the least.' It is the comparative degree; whoever else is taken, the 'one' is less; the idiomatic force is more preserved by 'a little one.'
  • d 11:12 - As 'forces his way,' Luke 16.16.
  • e 11:14 - By saying, 'who is to come,' it is left in the abstract as in Greek -- the one who had this character in their mind.
  • f 11:19 - 'Spending his substance in eating and drinking.'
  • g 11:21 - Ginomai, 'taken place,' or 'happened.' I do not say 'had been wrought,' because the emphasis is on the place of their happening rather than on the fact of their being wrought.
  • h 11:23 - 'Hades' like 'Sheol' in the Old Testament, see Note at Ps. 6.5, is a very vague expression used in general to designate the temporary state of departed spirits, the unseen or invisible world of spirits, upon which, till the coming of Christ, darkness and obscurity rested, as may be seen in the Old Testament. It is applied to Christ, who went into paradise, and to the rich man in Luke 16, who found himself in torment. It is distinct from 'Gehenna,' the place of final and eternal torment, prepared for the devil and his angels.
  • i 11:27 - Epiginosko, as ch. 7.16. It is real knowledge, not a mere objective acquaintance with a person.