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Matthew 9:8

    Matthew 9:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, which had given such power to men.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when the people saw it they were full of fear, and gave glory to God who had given such authority to men.

    Webster's Revision

    But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.

    World English Bible

    But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 9:8

    When the multitudes saw it, they marveled - Instead of εθαυμασαν, wondered, the Codex Vatic. and Cod. Bezae, with several other MSS. and versions, have εφοβηθησαν, feared. In the Gothic, and one copy of the Itala, both readings are conjoined, thus: And the multitudes seeing it, wondered and feared, and glorified God. Wondered at the miracle; feared to offend against such power and goodness; and glorified God for the works of mercy which he had wrought.

    That which to the doctors of the law, the worldly-wise and prudent, is a matter of scandal, is to the humble an occasion of glorifying the Most High. Divine things make a deeper impression on the hearts of the simple multitude than on those of the doctors, who, puffed up with a sense of their own wisdom, refuse to receive the truth as it is in Jesus. The conversion of one rebellious soul is a greater miracle, and more to be admired than all that can be wrought on inanimate creatures. He who sees a sinner converted from the error of his way sees a miracle wrought by eternal power and goodness. May such miracles be multiplied!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 9:8

    They glorified God - See the notes at Matthew 5:16. To "glorify" God, here, means to "praise him," or to acknowledge his power. The expression, "which had given such power to people," was a part of "their" praise. It expresses no sentiment of the evangelist about the nature of Christ, but is a record of their feelings and their praise.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 9:8

    9:8 So what was to the scribes an occasion of blaspheming, was to the people an incitement to praise God.