Luke 10:23

23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, 1"Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!

Luke 10:23 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 10:23

And he turned him unto his disciples
Both to the twelve apostles, and seventy disciples;

and said privately;
or to them apart: the phrase "privately" is wanting in the Vulgate Latin version:

blessed are the eyes that see the things that ye see;
the person of the Messiah, his kingdom setting up in the world, miracles wrought by him, and Satan falling before him; (See Gill on Matthew 13:16).

Luke 10:23 In-Context

21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!
24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 13:16, 17; [Matthew 16:17]
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