Luke 10:24
New International Version
For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

New Living Translation
I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.”

English Standard Version
For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

Berean Study Bible
For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

Berean Literal Bible
For I say to you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear."

King James Bible
For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

New King James Version
for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.

New American Standard Bible
for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things that you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things that you hear, and did not hear them.

NASB 1995
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”

NASB 1977
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.

Amplified Bible
for I say to you that many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, and they did not see it; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

Christian Standard Bible
For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see but didn’t see them; to hear the things you hear but didn’t hear them.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn’t see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn’t hear them.”

American Standard Version
for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For I say to you that many Prophets and Kings have desired to see the things that you are seeing, and they have not seen, and to hear the things that you are hearing and they have not heard.”

Contemporary English Version
Many prophets and kings were eager to see what you see and to hear what you hear. But I tell you they did not see or hear."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I say to you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things that you see, and have not seen them; and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them.

English Revised Version
for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.

Good News Translation
I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, but they could not, and to hear what you hear, but they did not."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that many prophets and kings wanted to see and hear what you've seen and heard, but they didn't."

International Standard Version
Because I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see but didn't see them, and to hear the things you hear but didn't hear them."

Literal Standard Version
for I say to you that many prophets and kings wished to see what you perceive, and did not see, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear.”

NET Bible
For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."

New Heart English Bible
for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."

Weymouth New Testament
For I tell you that many Prophets and kings have desired to see the things you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things you hear, and have not heard them."

World English Bible
for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."

Young's Literal Translation
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus' Prayer of Thanksgiving
23Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” 25One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”…

Cross References
Matthew 13:16
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Luke 10:23
Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

Luke 10:25
One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

1 Peter 1:10
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who foretold the grace to come to you searched and investigated carefully,


Treasury of Scripture

For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.

many.

John 8:56
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

Hebrews 11:13,39
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…

1 Peter 1:10,11
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: …









(24) Many prophets and kings. . . .--There is a slight verbal difference here as compared with St. Matthew's report, which gives "prophets and righteous men."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

many
πολλοὶ (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

prophets
προφῆται (prophētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

kings
βασιλεῖς (basileis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

desired
ἠθέλησαν (ēthelēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

to see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

what
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

see
βλέπετε (blepete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

did not see [it],
εἶδαν (eidan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to hear
ἀκοῦσαι (akousai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

what
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you hear
ἀκούετε (akouete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

did not hear [it].”
ἤκουσαν (ēkousan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.


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