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Matthew 12:19

    Matthew 12:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His coming will not be with fighting or loud cries; and his voice will not be lifted up in the streets.

    Webster's Revision

    He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

    World English Bible

    He will not strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:19

    He shall not strive, nor cry - The spirit of Christ is not a spirit of contention, murmuring, clamor, or litigiousness. He who loves these does not belong to him. Christ therefore fulfilled a prophecy by withdrawing from this place, on account of the rage of the Pharisees.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 12:19

    He shall not strive ... - He shall not shout as a warrior.

    He shall be meek, retiring, and peaceful. Streets were places of concourse. The meaning is, that he should not seek publicity and popularity.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 12:19

    12:19 He shall not strive, nor clamour; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets - That is, he shall not be contentious, noisy, or ostentatious: but gentle, quiet, and lowly. We may observe each word rises above the other, expressing a still higher degree of humility and gentleness.