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Matthew 11:13

    Matthew 11:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For all the prophets and the law were in force till John.

    Webster's Revision

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    World English Bible

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 11:13

    All the prophets and the law prophesied until John - I believe προεφητευσαν means here, they taught, or continued to instruct. They were the instructers concerning the Christ who was to come, till John came and showed that all the predictions of the one, and the types and ceremonies of the other were now about to be fully and finally accomplished; for Christ was now revealed. The word is taken in this sense, Matthew 7:22.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 11:13

    All the prophets ... - It is meant by this verse that John introduced a new dispensation; and that the old one, under which the prophets and the law of Moses were the guide, was closed when he preached that the kingdom of heaven was at hand. By the "law" is meant here the five books of Moses; by the prophets, the remainder of the books of the Old Testament.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 11:13

    11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John - For all that is written in the law and the prophets only foretold as distant what is now fulfilled. In John the old dispensation expired, and the new began. Luke 16:16.