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Matthew 11:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy sight.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yea, O Father! That, so, it hath become, a delight, before thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Yes, Father, because so it was good pleasure before Thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yea, Father: for so hath it seemed good in thy sight.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Euen so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Yes, my Father, for thus was it pleasing before thee!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Yes, my Father; for so it seemed good before thee.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Even so, 3483
{3483} Prime
ναί
nai
{nahee}
A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.
Father: 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
it seemed 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
good 2107
{2107} Prime
εὐδοκία
eudokia
{yoo-dok-ee'-ah}
From a presumed compound of G2095 and the base of G1380; satisfaction, that is, (subjectively) delight, or (objectively) kindness, wish, purpose.
in thy y4675
[4675] Standard
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
sight. 1715
{1715} Prime
ἔμπροσθεν
emprosthen
{em'-pros-then}
From G1722 and G4314; in front of (in place [literally or figuratively] or time).
x4675
(4675) Complement
σοῦ
sou
{soo}
Genitive case of G4771; of thee, thy.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 11:26

_ _ Even so, Father; for so it seemed good — the emphatic and chosen term for expressing any object of divine complacency; whether Christ Himself (see on Matthew 3:17), or God’s gracious eternal arrangements (see on Philippians 2:13).

_ _ in thy sight — This is just a sublime echo of the foregoing words; as if Jesus, when He uttered them, had paused to reflect on it, and as if the glory of it — not so much in the light of its own reasonableness as of God’s absolute will that so it should be — had filled His soul.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 11:25-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 11:26

(h) Even so, Father: for so it seemed (i) good in thy sight.

(h) This word shows that he contents himself in his Father's council.

(i) God's will is the only rule of righteousness.

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Job 33:13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Romans 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.
Romans 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! ... For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
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Jb 33:13. Is 46:10. Lk 10:21. Ro 9:18; 11:33. Ep 1:9, 11; 3:11. 2Ti 1:9.

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