Matthew 12:23
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New International Version
All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"

New Living Translation
The crowd was amazed and asked, "Could it be that Jesus is the Son of David, the Messiah?"

English Standard Version
And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?”

Berean Study Bible
The crowds were all amazed and asked, "Could this be the Son of David?"

Berean Literal Bible
And all the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "Could this be the Son of David?"

New American Standard Bible
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?"

King James Bible
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And all the crowds were astounded and said, "Perhaps this is the Son of David!"

International Standard Version
All the crowds were amazed and kept saying, "This man isn't the Son of David, is he?"

NET Bible
All the crowds were amazed and said, "Could this one be the Son of David?"

New Heart English Bible
And all the crowds were amazed, and said, "Can this be the son of David?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the crowds were astounded and they were saying, “Is this not The Son of David?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crowds were all amazed and said, "Can this man be the Son of David?"

New American Standard 1977
And all the multitudes were amazed, and began to say, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the people were amazed and said, Is not this the son of David?

King James 2000 Bible
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

American King James Version
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

American Standard Version
And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David?

Darby Bible Translation
And all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this [man] the Son of David?

English Revised Version
And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Is this the son of David?

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

Weymouth New Testament
And the crowds of people were all filled with amazement and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"

World English Bible
All the multitudes were amazed, and said, "Can this be the son of David?"

Young's Literal Translation
And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, 'Is this the Son of David?'
Study Bible
A House Divided
22Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed the man so that he could speak and see. 23The crowds were all amazed and asked, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “Only by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, does this man drive out demons.”…
Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching,

Matthew 9:27
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

John 4:29
"Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"
Treasury of Scripture

And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

the people.

Matthew 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes …

Matthew 15:30,31 And great multitudes came to him, having with them those that were …

Is not.

Matthew 9:27 And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, …

Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried …

Matthew 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, …

Matthew 22:42,43 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, …

John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not …

John 7:40-42 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, …

(23) Is not this the son of David?--The people use (as the blind man had done in Matthew 9:27) the most popular of all the synonyms of the Christ.

Verse 23. - And all the people; the multitudes (Revised Version); i.e. the various concourses of people that formed themselves at different times of the day and in different parts of the town (cf. Matthew 8:1; Matthew 14:15, notes). Were amazed (ἐξίσταντο); here only in Matthew, but cf. Mark 2:12. And said, Is this (μήτι οῦτός ἐστιν). The form of the question suggests that it seemed altogether too wonderful to allow of an affirmative answer being returned. The American Committee of Revision wished to translate, "Can this be," etc.? The Son of David? (Matthew 9:27, note). And all the people were amazed,.... At the cure; it was such an instance of divine power, and so glaring a proof, that the person who wrought it was more than a man, and must be the Messiah. This is to be understood of the greater part of the people, not of every individual, and of the common people only; for it had a different effect upon the Pharisees, as hereafter appears; but in these it not only produced admiration, but conviction, faith, and confession:

and said, is not this the son of David? or the Messiah; for , "the son of David", is a character of the Messiah, well known among the Jews; See Gill on Matthew 1:1 because he was promised to David, was to be raised up of his seed, and to spring from his loins. This question they put, not as doubting of it, but as inclining, at least, to believe it, if not as expressing their certainty of it: and is, as if they had said, who can this person be but the true Messiah, that has wrought such a miracle as this? for from his miracles they rightly concluded who he was; though the Jews since, in order to deprive Jesus of this true characteristic of the Messiah, deny that miracles are to be performed by him (n).

(n) Maimon. Hilch. Melacim, c. 11. sect. 3.23. 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 [1274]Joh 4:29; and on the phrase, "Son of David," see on [1275]Mt 9:27).12:22-30 A soul under Satan's power, and led captive by him, is blind in the things of God, and dumb at the throne of grace; sees nothing, and says nothing to the purpose. Satan blinds the eyes by unbelief, and seals up the lips from prayer. The more people magnified Christ, the more desirous the Pharisees were to vilify him. It was evident that if Satan aided Jesus in casting out devils, the kingdom of hell was divided against itself; how then could it stand! And if they said that Jesus cast out devils by the prince of the devils, they could not prove that their children cast them out by any other power. There are two great interests in the world; and when unclean spirits are cast out by the Holy Spirit, in the conversion of sinners to a life of faith and obedience, the kingdom of God is come unto us. All who do not aid or rejoice in such a change are against Christ.
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