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Matthew 21:37

    Matthew 21:37 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But after that he sent his son to them, saying, They will have respect for my son.

    Webster's Revision

    But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

    World English Bible

    But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

    Definitions for Matthew 21:37

    Reverence - To show respect or fear.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:37

    Last of all he sent - his son - This requires no comment. Our Lord plainly means himself.

    They will reverence - Εντραπησονται, they will reflect upon their conduct and blush for shame because of it, when they see my son. So the Syric and Persic.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:37

    Last of all ... - Mark adds that this was an only son, greatly beloved.

    This beautifully and most tenderly exhibits the love of God in sending his only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die for people. Long had he sent the prophets, and they had been persecuted and slain. There was no use in sending any more prophets to the people. They had done all that they could do. God had one only-begotten and well-beloved Son, whom he might send, and whom the world "ought" to reverence even as they should the Father, John 5:23. God is often represented in the Bible as giving his Son, his only-begotten and wellbeloved Son, for a lost world, John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:9, 1 John 4:14; Romans 8:3, Romans 8:32; Galatians 4:4.

    Saying, They will reverence my son - To "reverence" means to honor, to esteem, to show deference to. It is that feeling which we have in the presence of one who is greatly our superior. It means to give to such a person, in our feelings and our deportment, the honor which is due to his rank and character.