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Matthew 12:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this [man] the Son of David?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And all the multitudes were beside themselves, and were saying, Can, this one, be, the Son of David?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, 'Is this the Son of David?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And all the people were amazed, and said, Is this the sonne of Dauid?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And all the multitude were amazed, and said, Is not this the Son of David?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And all the multitude were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
people 3793
{3793} Prime
ὄχλος
ochlos
{okh'-los}
From a derivative of G2192 (meaning a vehicle); a throng (as borne along); by implication the rabble; by extension a class of people; figuratively a riot.
were amazed, 1839
{1839} Prime
ἐξίστημι
existemi
{ex-is'-tay-mee}
From G1537 and G2476; to put (stand) out of wits, that is, astound, or (reflexively) become astounded, insane.
z5710
<5710> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 34
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
said, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
Is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
not 3385
{3385} Prime
μήτι
meti
{may'-tee}
From G3361 and the neuter of G5100; whether at all.
this 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
son 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
of David? 1138
{1138} Prime
Δαβίδ
Dabid
{dab-eed'}
Of Hebrew origin [H1732]; Dabid (that is, David), the Israelite king.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 12:23

_ _ And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? — The form of the interrogative requires this to be rendered, “Is this the Son of David?” And as questions put in this form (in Greek) suppose doubt, and expect rather a negative answer, the meaning is, “Can it possibly be?” — the people thus indicating their secret impression that this must be He; yet saving themselves from the wrath of the ecclesiastics, which a direct assertion of it would have brought upon them. (On a similar question, see on John 4:29; and on the phrase, “Son of David,” see on Matthew 9:27).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 12:22-37.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 12:23

Is not this the son of David — That is, the Messiah.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the people:

Matthew 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Matthew 15:30-31 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them [those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: ... Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Is not:

Matthew 9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on us.
Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
Matthew 22:42-43 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, [The Son] of David. ... He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
John 7:40-42 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. ... Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
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Mt 9:27, 33; 15:22, 30; 21:9; 22:42. Jn 4:29; 7:40.

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