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Matthew 13:58

    Matthew 13:58 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the works of power which he did there were small in number because they had no faith.

    Webster's Revision

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    World English Bible

    He didn't do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 13:58

    And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief - Δυναμεις, miracles. So the word is used, Matthew 7:22; Matthew 11:20; Acts 19:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Galatians 3:5; Hebrews 2:4. The Septuagint translates נפלאות אל niphleoth el, the miraculous works of God, by δυναμιν κυριε.

    Unbelief and contempt drive Christ out of the heart, as they did out of his own country. Faith seems to put the almighty power of God into the hands of men; whereas unbelief appears to tie up even the hands of the Almighty. A man, generally speaking, can do but little good among his relatives, because it is difficult for them to look with the eyes of faith upon one whom they have been accustomed to behold with the eyes of the flesh. - Quesnel.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 13:58

    Did not many mighty works - Miracles. This implies that he performed some miracles. Mark tells us what they were: "He laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them," Mark 6:5.

    Because of their unbelief - That is, it would have been useless to the great purposes of his mission to have worked miracles there. We are not to suppose that his power was limited by the belief or unbelief of people; but they were so "prejudiced," so set against him, that they were not in a condition to "judge of evidence" and to be convinced. They would have charged it to derangement, or sorcery, or the agency of the devil. Compare John 10:20. It would have been of no use, therefore, in proving to them that he was from God, to have worked miracles. He did, therefore, only those things which were the proper work of benevolence, and which could not easily be charged on the devil. He gave "sufficient" proof of his mission, and left them in their chosen unbelief without excuse. It is also true, in spiritual things, that the unbelief of a people prevents the influences of the Holy Spirit from being sent down to bless them. God requires faith. He hears only the prayers of faith. And when there is little true belief, and prayer is cold and formal, there the people sleep in spiritual death and are unblessed.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 13:58

    13:58 He wrought not many mighty works, because of their unbelief - And the reason why many mighty works are not wrought now, is not, that the faith is not every where planted; but, that unbelief every where prevails.