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Matthew 11:6

    Matthew 11:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And blessed is he, whoever shall not be offended in me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.

    Webster's Revision

    And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

    World English Bible

    Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And blessed is he, whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in me.

    Definitions for Matthew 11:6

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 11:6

    Blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me - Or, Happy is he who will not be stumbled at me; for the word σκανδαλιζεσθαι, in its root, signifies to hit against or stumble over a thing, which one may meet with in the way. The Jews, as was before remarked, expected a temporal deliverer. Many might he tempted to reject Christ, because of his mean appearance, etc., and so lose the benefit of salvation through him. To instruct and caution such, our blessed Lord spoke these words. By his poverty and meanness he condemns the pride and pomp of this world. He who will not humble himself, and become base, and poor, and vile in his own eyes, cannot enter into the kingdom of God. It is the poor, in general, who hear the Gospel; the rich and the great are either too busy, or too much gratified with temporal things, to pay any attention to the voice of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 11:6

    And blessed is he ... - The word "offence" means a "stumbling-block." See the notes at Matthew 5:29. This verse might be rendered, "Happy is he to whom I shall not prove a stumbling-block." That is, happy is he who shall not take offence at my poverty and lowliness of life, so as to reject me and my doctrine. Happy is the one who can, notwithstanding that poverty and obscurity, see the evidence that I am the Messiah, and follow me. It is not improbable that John wished Jesus publicly to proclaim himself as the Christ, instead of seeking retirement. Jesus replied that he gave sufficient evidence of that by his works; that a man might discover it if he chose; and that he was blessed or happy who should appreciate that evidence and embrace him as the Christ, in spite of his humble manner of life.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 11:6

    11:6 Happy is he who shall not be offended at me - Notwithstanding all these proofs that I am the Messiah.