MATTHEW 11:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

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Matthew 11:25 Translation & Meaning

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At Ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc At
that ἐκείνῳ That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
time καιρῷ An occasion, i.e., set or proper time time
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
answered ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
and said, εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
I thank Ἐξομολογοῦμαί To acknowledge or (by implication, of assent) agree fully thank
thee, σοι To thee thee
O Father, πάτερ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) O Father
Lord κύριε Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
of heaven οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
earth, γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
thou hast hid απέκρυψας To conceal away (i.e., fully); figuratively, to keep secret hid
these things ταῦτα These things these things
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
the wise σοφῶν Wise (in a most general application) wise
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
prudent, συνετῶν Mentally put (or putting) together, i.e., sagacious prudent
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
hast revealed ἀπεκάλυψας To take off the cover, i.e., disclose revealed
them αὐτὰ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
unto babes. νηπίοις· Not speaking, i.e., an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian babes

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  • 23  And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

  • 24  But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

  • 25  At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

  • 26  Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

  • 27  All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.




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