Matthew 20:31
New International Version
The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

New Living Translation
"Be quiet!" the crowd yelled at them. But they only shouted louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

English Standard Version
The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Berean Study Bible
The crowd admonished them to be silent, but they cried out all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Berean Literal Bible
And the crowd rebuked them that they should be silent. But they cried out all the more, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"

New American Standard Bible
The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

King James Bible
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

Christian Standard Bible
The crowd demanded that they keep quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Contemporary English Version
The crowd told them to be quiet, but they shouted even louder, "Lord and Son of David, have pity on us!"

Good News Translation
The crowd scolded them and told them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, "Son of David! Have mercy on us, sir!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The crowd told them to keep quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"

International Standard Version
When the crowd told them harshly to be silent, they shouted even louder, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"

NET Bible
The crowd scolded them to get them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"

New Heart English Bible
The crowd rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they shouted even more, "Lord, have mercy on us, son of David."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the crowds were rebuking them that they would be silent, and they raised their voices all the more and they were saying, “Our Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crowd told them to be quiet. But they shouted even louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

New American Standard 1977
And the multitude sternly told them to be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the multitude rebuked them, that they should be silent; but they cried the more, saying, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.

King James 2000 Bible
And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.

American King James Version
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.

American Standard Version
And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.

Darby Bible Translation
But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.

English Revised Version
And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

Weymouth New Testament
The people angrily tried to silence them, but they cried all the louder. "O Sir, Son of David, pity us," they said.

World English Bible
The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, "Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!"

Young's Literal Translation
And the multitude charged them that they might be silent, and they cried out the more, saying, 'Deal kindly with us sir -- Son of David.'
Study Bible
The Blind Men by the Road
30And there were two blind men sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 31The crowd chided them to be silent, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want Me to do for you?” He asked.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:27
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Matthew 20:30
And there were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

Matthew 20:32
Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want Me to do for you?" He asked.

Treasury of Scripture

And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.

rebuked.

Matthew 15:23
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

Matthew 19:13
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

but they cried.

Matthew 7:7,8
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: …

Genesis 32:25-29
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him…

Luke 11:8-10
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth…







Lexicon
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.

crowd
ὄχλος (ochlos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

chided
ἐπετίμησεν (epetimēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2008: From epi and timao; to tax upon, i.e. Censure or admonish; by implication, forbid.

them
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to be silent,
σιωπήσωσιν (siōpēsōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4623: To keep silence, be silent, either voluntarily or involuntarily. From siope; to be dumb; figuratively, to be calm.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

they shouted
ἔκραξαν (ekraxan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2896: To cry aloud, shriek. A primary verb; properly, to 'croak' or scream, i.e. to call aloud.

all the louder,
μεῖζον (meizon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

“Lord,
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

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.

have mercy on
ἐλέησον (eleēson)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1653: To pity, have mercy on. From eleos; to compassionate.

us!”
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(31) The multitude rebuked them.--The silence of our Lord, the hushed reverence of the multitude, led men to look on the eager, clamorous supplication as intrusive. The entry of the Prophet about to claim His kingdom was not to be thus disturbed. But they were not to be silenced, and the litanies of Christendom for centuries have been modelled on the Kyrie Ele�son ("Lord, have mercy upon us") which came from their lips.

Verse 31. - Rebuked them, because (ἵνα, in order that) they should hold their peace. The motive of the crowd, in thus silencing the blind men, has been explained in two ways - either they grudged that Christ should be addressed by the high title of "Son of David;" or they desired to spare him unseemly importunity and unreasonable interruption in his journey. As the multitude show no signs of hostility at this time, the latter suggestion seems most probable. They cried the more. The attempted check only made them more earnest in their entreaty. The opportunity now offered might never present itself again. The officious interference of unsympathizing bystanders was at once brushed aside. They could attract Christ's attention only by their passionate cry, and this they continued to utter with renewed energy. Faith resists opposition and triumphs over all impediments. 20:29-34 It is good for those under the same trial, or infirmity of body or mind, to join in prayer to God for relief, that they may quicken and encourage one another. There is mercy enough in Christ for all that ask. They were earnest in prayer. They cried out as men in earnest. Cold desires beg denials. They were humble in prayer, casting themselves upon, and referring themselves cheerfully to, the Mediator's mercy. They showed faith in prayer, by the title they gave to Christ. Surely it was by the Holy Ghost that they called Jesus, Lord. They persevered in prayer. When they were in pursuit of such mercy, it was no time for timidity or hesitation: they cried earnestly. Christ encouraged them. The wants and burdens of the body we are soon sensible of, and can readily relate. Oh that we did as feelingly complain of our spiritual maladies, especially our spiritual blindness! Many are spiritually blind, yet say they see. Jesus cured these blind men; and when they had received sight, they followed him. None follow Christ blindly. He first by his grace opens men's eyes, and so draws their hearts after him. These miracles are our call to Jesus; may we hear it, and make it our daily prayer to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
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