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Matthew 10:18

    Matthew 10:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will come before rulers and kings because of me, for a witness to them and to the Gentiles.

    Webster's Revision

    yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

    World English Bible

    Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

    Definitions for Matthew 10:18

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 10:18

    Ye shall be brought before governors, etc. - "This affords a striking proof of the prescience of Christ. Who could have thought, at that time, that these despised and illiterate men could excite so much attention, and be called upon to apologize for the profession of their faith before the tribunals of the most illustrious personages of the earth?" Wakefield.

    By governors and kings we may understand, the Roman proconsuls, governors of provinces, and the kings who were tributary to the Roman government, and the emperors themselves, before whom many of the primitive Christians were brought.

    For a testimony against them and the Gentiles - That is, to render testimony, both to Jews and Gentiles, of the truth and power of my Gospel.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 10:18

    And ye shall be brought ... - This prediction was completely and abundantly fulfilled, Acts 5:26; Acts 12:1-4; Acts 23:33; Acts 26:1, Acts 26:28, Acts 26:30. Peter is said to have been brought before Nero, and John before Domitian, Roman emperors; and others before Parthian, Scythian, and Indian kings. They were to stand there to bear a testimony against them; or, as it might be rendered, to them. That is, they were to be "witnesses to them" of the great facts and doctrines of the Christian religion; and if they rejected Christianity, they would be witnesses "against" them in the day of judgment. The fulfillment of this prophecy is a signal evidence that Christ possessed a knowledge of the future. Few things were more improbable when this was uttered than that the fishermen of Galilee would stand before the illustrious and mighty monarchs of the East and the West.