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Matthew 13:51

    Matthew 13:51 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to them, Have you understood all these things? They say to him, Yes, Lord.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Are all these things now clear to you? They say to him, Yes.

    Webster's Revision

    Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea.

    World English Bible

    Jesus said to them, "Have you understood all these things?" They answered him, "Yes, Lord."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea.

    Definitions for Matthew 13:51

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:51

    Have ye understood all these things? - Divine truths must not be lightly passed over. - Our Lord's question here shows them to be matters of the utmost weight and importance; and that they should be considered again and again, till they be thoroughly understood.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 13:51

    Jesus kindly asked them whether they had understood these things. If not, he was still willing to teach them. He enjoined on them their duty to make a proper use of this knowledge by speaking another parable.

    Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven - That is, every man that is acquainted with the gospel or with the truth. As the disciples had said that they had understood the truth, he says that it should not be unemployed. They should bring it forth in due time, like a householder bringing out of his treasury, or place of deposit, what had been laid up there at any time, as it was needed.

    Bringeth forth - As occasion demands; as sickness, or calamity, or the wants of his family, or the poor require.

    Treasure - The word "treasure" here means a place of deposit, not for money merely, but for anything necessary for the comfort of a family. It is the same as "treasury" or a place of "deposit."

    New and old - Things lately acquired, or things that had been laid up for a long time. So, said Christ, you, my disciples, are to be. The truth, new or old, which you have gained, keep it not laid up and hid, but bring it forth, in due season and on proper occasions, to benefit others. Every preacher should be properly instructed. Christ for three years gave instructions to the apostles; and they who preach should be able to understand the gospel, to defend it, and to communicate it to others. Human learning alone is indeed of no value to a minister; but all learning that will enable a man better to understand the Bible and communicate its truths is valuable, and should, if possible, be gained. A minister should be like the father of a family - distributing to the church as it needs; and out of his treasures bringing forth truth to confirm the feeble, to enlighten the ignorant, and to recover and guide those who are in danger of straying away.