Matthew 11:13
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New International Version
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

New Living Translation
For before John came, all the prophets and the law of Moses looked forward to this present time.

English Standard Version
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John,

Berean Study Bible
For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

Berean Literal Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

New American Standard Bible
"For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

King James Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John;

International Standard Version
because the Law and all the Prophets prophesied up to the time of John.

NET Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John appeared.

New Heart English Bible
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“All The Prophets and The Written Law have prophesied until Yohannan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the Prophets and Moses' Teachings prophesied up to the time of John.

New American Standard 1977
“For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

King James 2000 Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

American King James Version
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

American Standard Version
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John:

Darby Bible Translation
For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John.

English Revised Version
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Weymouth New Testament
For all the Prophets and the Law taught until John.

World English Bible
For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Young's Literal Translation
for all the prophets and the law till John did prophesy,
Study Bible
Jesus Testifies about John
12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subject to violence, and the violent lay claim to it. 13For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:12
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subject to violence, and the violent lay claim to it.

Matthew 11:14
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
Treasury of Scripture

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

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(13) All the prophets and the law.--The usual order is inverted, because stress is laid on the prophetic rather than the legislative aspect of previous revelation. They did their work pointing to the kingdom of heaven in the far-off future of the latter days, but John saw it close at hand, and proclaimed its actual appearance.

Verse 13. - For. It is only right that there should be such a seizing of the kingdom of heaven, for in a certain sense the function of the prophets and the Law ceased with John. All. Not one alone, but all, however various their teaching. The prophets and the law. In Luke (Luke 16:16) the Law is mentioned first, because the context is there dealing chiefly with the Law. Here our Lord has said that John was more than a prophet, and he naturally continues to speak of prophets first. The mention of the Law comes in almost as an afterthought, and yet without it the Jews might have fallen back on the Law when the prophets failed them (cf. ver. 11, note). Prophesied. Including the ideas both of predicting Messiah and of making known the will of God (cf. Matthew 5:19, note). Until John. The message of the written Word was considered as active - the prophets and the Law still spoke - until, in tact, he came who was the close of that epoch. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. These words are to be considered in connection with Matthew 11:11 and are a further proof of John's being greater than any of the prophets; because all the inspired writers and prophets, who were before him, prophesied of the Messiah as to come; and either spoke of him in obscure terms, or represented him under dark shadows and figures: whereas John spake of him as already come, and in plain terms, and directed to his very person; and since his time, there have been no prophecies concerning the Messiah and his kingdom; vision and prophecy are now sealed up; all which are acknowledged by the Jews themselves, who (b) say, , "all the prophets did not prophesy but to, or of the days of the Messiah". This was the subject, and these the limits of their prophecies; for they own (c), that

"from the day that the temple was destroyed, , "prophecy was taken away from the prophets".''

Since that time, they confess they have had no prophet (d), and that they are not able to observe their signs.

(b) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 34. 2. Sabbat, fol. 63. 1. Sanhedrim, fol. 99. 1.((c) T. Bava Bathra, fol. 12. 1.((d) Abarbinel in Dan. fol. 63. 4. 11:7-15 What Christ said concerning John, was not only for his praise, but for the people's profit. Those who attend on the word will be called to give an account of their improvements. Do we think when the sermon is done, the care is over? No, then the greatest of the care begins. John was a self-denying man, dead to all the pomps of the world and the pleasures of sense. It becomes people, in all their appearances, to be consistent with their character and their situation. John was a great and good man, yet not perfect; therefore he came short of glorified saints. The least in heaven knows more, loves more, and does more in praising God, and receives more from him, than the greatest in this world. But by the kingdom of heaven here, is rather to be understood the kingdom of grace, the gospel dispensation in its power and purity. What reason we have to be thankful that our lot is cast in the days of the kingdom of heaven, under such advantages of light and love! Multitudes were wrought upon by the ministry of John, and became his disciples. And those strove for a place in this kingdom, that one would think had no right nor title to it, and so seemed to be intruders. It shows us what fervency and zeal are required of all. Self must be denied; the bent, the frame and temper of the mind must be altered. Those who will have an interest in the great salvation, will have it upon any terms, and not think them hard, nor quit their hold without a blessing. The things of God are of great and common concern. God requires no more from us than the right use of the faculties he has given us. People are ignorant, because they will not learn.
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