Matthew 23:39
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New International Version
For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

New Living Translation
For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, 'Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD!'"

English Standard Version
For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

New American Standard Bible
"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"

King James Bible
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I tell you, you will never see Me again until you say, He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One'!"

International Standard Version
I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

NET Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me from now until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I say to you that you will not see me from now on, until you will say, 'Blessed is he who has come in the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me from now on until ye shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
For I say unto you, you shall not see me again, till you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

American King James Version
For I say to you, You shall not see me from now on, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

American Standard Version
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I say to you, you shall not see me henceforth till you say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
for I say unto you, Ye shall in no wise see me henceforth until ye say, Blessed [be] he that comes in the name of [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I say to you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
For I tell you that you will never see me again until you say, 'Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

World English Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Young's Literal Translation
for I say to you, ye may not see me henceforth, till ye may say, Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:34-39 Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. The present dispersion and unbelief of the Jews, and their future conversion to Christ, were here foretold. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. There is nothing between sinners and eternal happiness, but their proud and unbelieving unwillingness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 39. - Ye shall not see me henceforth. Christ explains the denunciation just given. In a few days he will be separated from them by death and burial; and, though he appeared to certain chosen witnesses after his resurrection, he was seen no more by the people (Acts 10:41); their house was deserted. Some take the word "see" in the sense of know, recognize; but it seems rather weak to say, "Ye shall not know me till ye acknowledge me as Messiah," as the knowing and acknowledging are practically identical or simultaneous. Till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! The words which had greeted his triumphal entry a few days before (Matthew 21:9). The clause, "till ye shall say," does not shut the door of hope forever; it looks forward to a happier prospect. The time intended is that when Israel shall repent of its rejection of the Messiah, and in bitter contrition look on him whom it pierced, owning and receiving Jesus with glad "Hosannahs!" Then shall they behold him coming in power and glory, and shall regain their old position as beloved of God (see Hosea 3:4, 5; Zechariah 12:10). Then "all Israel shall be saved" (Romans 11:26). Thus this terrible chapter, so dark and menacing, closes with a glow of hope and a promise, indefinite but certain, of final restoration.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For I say unto you, ye shall not see me henceforth,.... Meaning in a very little time after the passover, from the time of his crucifixion and death; otherwise they saw him many times after this, as in the palace of the high priest, in Pilate's judgment hall, and on the cross; but not after his resurrection. This shows the reason of their house being desolate, and in what sense it should be so, and immediately became so; namely, by being then directly, and ever after, destitute of his presence: and though they might afterwards seek for, and expect the Messiah in it, yet they would never be able to see him, nor throughout their long captivity: till ye shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; that is, until the time comes, that the fulness of the Gentiles shall be brought in, and all Israel shall be saved, the Jews shall be converted, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; when they shall readily and cheerfully say these words to Christ, who will then appear in his glory; which they were now displeased at in the multitude that followed him, and the children in the temple. Though some think this is said by way of threatening, since the rest that is spoken to them by Christ is of that sort, and regards the men of that generation; and is given as a reason of their house being left desolate: and the sense is, that they should never see him with joy and pleasure; since, though they would be obliged to confess that he was Lord and Christ, they would never say the above words to him in faith, and holy reverence of him. The Cambridge exemplar of Beza's, and the Persic versions, read, "in the name of God."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

39. For I say unto you—and these were His last words to the impenitent nation, see on [1354]Mr 13:1, opening remarks.

Ye shall not see me henceforth—What? Does Jesus mean that He was Himself the Lord of the temple, and that it became "deserted" when He finally left it? It is even so. Now is thy fate sealed, O Jerusalem, for the glory is departed from thee! That glory, once visible in the holy of holies, over the mercy seat, when on the day of atonement the blood of typical expiation was sprinkled on it and in front of it—called by the Jews the Shekinah, or the Dwelling, as being the visible pavilion of Jehovah—that glory, which Isaiah (Isa 6:1-13) saw in vision, the beloved disciple says was the glory of Christ (Joh 12:41). Though it was never visible in the second temple, Haggai foretold that "the glory of that latter house should be greater than of the former" (Hag 2:9) because "the Lord whom they sought was suddenly to come to His temple" (Mal 3:1), not in a mere bright cloud, but enshrined in living humanity! Yet brief as well as "sudden" was the manifestation to be: for the words He was now uttering were to be His very last within its precincts.

till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord—that is, till those "Hosannas to the Son of David" with which the multitude had welcomed Him into the city—instead of "sore displeasing the chief priests and scribes" (Mt 21:15)—should break forth from the whole nation, as their glad acclaim to their once pierced, but now acknowledged, Messiah. That such a time will come is clear from Zec 12:10; Ro 11:26; 2Co 3:15, 16, &c. In what sense they shall then "see Him" may be gathered from Zec 2:10-13; Eze 37:23-28; 39:28, 29, &c.

Matthew 23:39 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lament over Jerusalem
38"Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! 39"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"
Cross References
Psalm 118:26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.

Matthew 21:9
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
Treasury of Scripture

For I say to you, You shall not see me from now on, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Ye shall not.

Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, …

Luke 2:26-30 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not …

Luke 10:22,23 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who …

Luke 17:22 And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall …

John 8:21,24,56 Then said Jesus again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, …

John 14:9,19 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have …

Blessed.

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

Psalm 118:26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed …

Isaiah 40:9-11 O Zion, that bring good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; …

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of …

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same …

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