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 astounded 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?"

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

New King James Version
And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”

New American Standard Bible
And all the crowds were amazed and were saying, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”

NASB 1995
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?"

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

Amplified Bible
All the people wondered in amazement, and said, “Could this be the Son of David (the Messiah)?”

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

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

American Standard Version
And all the multitudes 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?”

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

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

English Revised Version
And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Is this 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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Is this the Son of David?”

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?"

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?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 23 The crowds were astounded and asked, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “Only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, does this man drive out demons.”…

Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astonished 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.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 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 1839: From ek and histemi; to put out of wits, i.e. Astound, or become astounded, insane.

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

asked,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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 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 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 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 1138: David, King of Israel. Of Hebrew origin; Dabid, the Israelite king.


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