Matthew 21:16
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English Standard Version
and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

King James Bible
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

American Standard Version
and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to him: Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, have you never read: Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

English Revised Version
and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Webster's Bible Translation
And said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith to them, Yes: have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Weymouth New Testament
"Do you hear," they asked Him, "what these children are saying?" "Yes," He replied; "have you never read, 'Out of the mouths of infants and of babes at the breast Thou hast brought forth the praise which is due'?"

Matthew 21:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Say (λέγουσιν)

The Rev. is more graphic, are saying. While the songs and shouts are rising, the priests turn angrily to Christ with the question, "Hearest thou what these are saying?"

Thou hast perfected (θκατηρτίσω)

The same word as at Matthew 4:21, where it is used of adjusting or mending nets. Its secondary meaning is to furnish completely, equip; hence to perfect. Thou hast provided the perfection of praise. The quotation from Psalm 8:2, follows the Septuagint, and not the Hebrew, which is, "Thou hast founded strength."

Matthew 21:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Hearest.

Luke 19:39,40 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke your disciples...

John 11:47,48 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...

Acts 4:16-18 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

have.

Matthew 12:3 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him;

Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

Mark 2:25 And he said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?

Out.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies...

Cross References
Psalm 8:2
Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;

Mark 13:17
And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days!

Luke 21:23
Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people.

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