Matthew 12:23
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?

Christian Standard Bible
All the crowds were astounded and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"

Contemporary English Version
The crowds were so amazed they asked, "Could Jesus be the Son of David?"

Good News Translation
The crowds were all amazed at what Jesus had done. "Could he be the Son of David?" they asked.

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 spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

Matthew 15:30,31
And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: …

Is not.

Matthew 9:27
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

Matthew 15:22
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

Matthew 21:9
And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.







Lexicon
The
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowds
ὄχλοι (ochloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

were all amazed
ἐξίσταντο (existanto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1839: From ek and histemi; to put out of wits, i.e. Astound, or become astounded, insane.

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

asked,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Could this be
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
υἱὸς (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of David?”
Δαυίδ (Dauid)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.
(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). 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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