Matthew 12:16

16 He warned them not to tell others about him.

Matthew 12:16 in Other Translations

16 And charged them that they should not make him known:
16 and ordered them not to make him known.
16 but he warned them not to reveal who he was.
16 . He also cautioned them to keep it quiet,
16 He warned them not to make Him known,

Matthew 12:16 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 12:16

And charged them that they should not make him known.
] This charge was given, either to the multitude that followed him, and were healed by him, that when they returned to the respective places from whence they came, they would not make it known to his enemies where he was, and what he had done to them; being neither desirous of popular applause and glory, nor willing to provoke them more, nor to fall into their hands as yet; or else, as Mark seems to intimate, to the unclean spirits, that they would not declare who he was, the Son of God, they confessed him to be: and very likely it was given to both, and that they should neither tell where he was, nor who he was; and this charge was a very severe one; for the word signifies a charge with threatenings, should they not observe his orders.

Matthew 12:16 In-Context

14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.
16 He warned them not to tell others about him.
17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

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