Matthew 11:26

26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

Matthew 11:26 in Other Translations

26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!
26 Yes, Father, that's the way you like to work."
26 Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.

Matthew 11:26 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 11:26

Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
] Or, "so is the good will", or "pleasure before thee": thus, (Kynplm Nwur) (yhy) , "let it be the good will before thee", or "in thy sight, O Lord", is a phrase often to be met with in the Jews' forms of prayer {x}. Here the word designs the sovereign counsel and purpose of God, to which, and to which only, our Lord refers the different dispensations of God towards the sons of men: this is a reason which ought to satisfy everyone, and is better than ten thousand others that can be thought of, or devised by men. This difference among men, with respect to the Gospel revelation, cannot be owing to natural sagacity, prudence, and penetration; for these things are with those from whom it is hid; nor to any worthiness in those to whom it is revealed; for they are the poor, the base, the foolish things of this world, and even things that are not; nor to any foresight of their making a better use and improvement of such a revelation, but to the good will and pleasure of God only.


F24 Seder Tephillot, fol. 4. 2. & 5. 1. & passim. Ed. Amsterdam.

Matthew 11:26 In-Context

24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”
25 At that time Jesus 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.
26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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