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Matthew 12:16

    Matthew 12:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And charged them that they should not make him known:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And charged them that they should not make him known:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and charged them that they should not make him known:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Ordering them not to give people word of him:

    Webster's Revision

    and charged them that they should not make him known:

    World English Bible

    and commanded them that they should not make him known:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and charged them that they should not make him known:

    Definitions for Matthew 12:16

    Charged - Burdened; weighed down.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:16

    Charged them that they should not make him known - See Matthew 8:4. Jesus Christ, as God, could have easily concealed himself, but he chooses to do it as man, and to use no other than human means, as these were quite sufficient for the purpose, to teach us not to neglect them in our necessity. Indeed, he always used his power less on his own account, than on that of men.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 12:16

    And he charged them ... - He was "at this time" desirous of concealment.

    He wished to avoid their plots and to save his life.