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Matthew 21:45

    Matthew 21:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when his stories came to the ears of the chief priests and the Pharisees, they saw that he was talking of them.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

    World English Bible

    When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:45

    The chief priests - perceived that he spoke of them - The most wholesome advice passes for an affront with those who have shut their hearts against the truth. When that which should lead to repentance only kindles the flame of malice and revenge, there is but little hope of the salvation of such persons.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:45

    At last, they perceived that he spoke of them, and would have gratified their malice at once but they feared the people.

    Remarks On Matthew 21

    1. Jesus is omniscient, and sees and knows all things, Matthew 21:2.

    2. It is our duty to obey the Lord Jesus, and to do it at once, Matthew 21:3. When He commands there should be no delay. What he orders is right, and we should not hesitate or deliberate about it.

    3. Especially is this the case where He is to be honored, as he was on this occasion, Matthew 21:3, Matthew 21:8. If it was for "our" interest or honor only that we obeyed him, it would be of less consequence; but our obedience will honor Him, and we should seek that honor by any sacrifice or self-denial.

    4. We should be willing to give up our property to honor the Lord Jesus, Matthew 21:3. He has a right to it. If given to spread the gospel, it goes, as this did, to increase "the triumphs of our King." We should be willing to give our wealth that he might "gird on his sword," and "ride prosperously among the heathen." Everyone who is saved among the pagan by sending the gospel to them will be for the honor of Jesus. They will go to swell his train when he shall enter triumphantly into his kingdom at the day of judgment.

    5. It is our duty to honor him, Matthew 21:7-9. He is King of Zion. He is Lord of all. He reigns, and shall always reign.

    "Sinners! Whose love can ne'er forget

    The wormwood and the gall,

    Go spread your trophies at his feet,

    And crown him Lord of all.

    "Ye chosen seed of Israel's race;

    Ye ransomed from the fall;

    Hail him who saves you by his grace,

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