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Matthew 12:21

    Matthew 12:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in his name will the Gentiles put their hope.

    Webster's Revision

    And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

    World English Bible

    In his name, the nations will hope."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

    Definitions for Matthew 12:21

    Gentiles - A people; nations other than Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:21

    And in his name shall the Gentiles trust - Ελπιουσι, they shall hope. Jesus Christ is the sole hope and trust of mankind; to trust and hope in his name, Jesus, is to expect salvation and all things necessary from him alone, to despise, comparatively, all earthly promises, to esteem, love, and desire heavenly things only, and to bear with patience and tranquillity all the losses and evils of this life, upon the prospect and hope of that felicity which he has purchased for us.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 12:21

    And in his name ... - The Hebrew in Isaiah is, "And the isles shall wait for his law." The idea is, however, the same.

    The "isles" denote the Gentiles, or a part of the Gentiles - those out of Judea. The meaning is, that the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles, and that they should receive it. See the notes at Isaiah 41:1 for an explanation of the word "islands," as it is used in the Bible.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 12:21

    12:21 In his name - That is, in him.