At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
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.
At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in Spirit
In his human soul: his heart was filled with joy, not so much at
the success of the seventy disciples, and the subjection of the
devils to them, as in the view he had of the spread of the
Gospel, and of the revelation and application of the truths of it
to multitudes of mean and despicable persons, while it was
rejected by the wise and learned; and particularly at the
sovereign and distinguishing grace of God towards the elect,
whose names are written in heaven; upon the mention of which his
soul was so affected, that he broke out in, an exulting strain,
into thanksgivings to God, in the following manner,
and said, I thank thee, O Father
In three ancient copies of Beza's, and in the Vulgate Latin,
Syriac, and Ethiopic versions it is read, "in the Holy Spirit";
and the Persic version reads, "he spake, or confabulated with the
Holy Spirit": but the former reading and sense are best. (See
Gill on Matthew
11:25) (See Gill on Matthew