Matthew 23:39
New International Version
For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

New Living Translation
For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD !’ ”

English Standard Version
For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Berean Study Bible
For I tell you that you will not see Me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Berean Literal Bible
For I say to you, you shall not see Me from now until you say, 'Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord.'"

New American Standard Bible
"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"

King James Bible
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord '!"

Contemporary English Version
You won't see me again until you say, "Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord."

Good News Translation
From now on, I tell you, you will never see me again until you say, 'God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I tell you, you will never see Me again until you say, He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One'!"

International Standard Version
I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'How blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

NET Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me from now until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

New Heart English Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I say to you that you will not see me from now on, until you will say, 'Blessed is he who has come in the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH.'”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I can guarantee that you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

New American Standard 1977
“For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me until you say, ‘BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me from now on until ye shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
For I say unto you, you shall not see me again, till you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

American King James Version
For I say to you, You shall not see me from now on, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

American Standard Version
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I say to you, you shall not see me henceforth till you say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
for I say unto you, Ye shall in no wise see me henceforth until ye say, Blessed [be] he that comes in the name of [the] Lord.

English Revised Version
For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I say to you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
For I tell you that you will never see me again until you say, 'Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

World English Bible
For I tell you, you will not see me from now on, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"

Young's Literal Translation
for I say to you, ye may not see me henceforth, till ye may say, Blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord.'
Study Bible
Lament over Jerusalem
38Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you that you will not see Me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
Cross References
Psalm 118:26
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.

Matthew 21:9
The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed were shouting: "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"

Treasury of Scripture

For I say to you, You shall not see me from now on, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Ye shall not.

Hosea 3:4
For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

Luke 2:26-30
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ…

Luke 10:22,23
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him

Blessed.

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.

Psalm 118:26
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Isaiah 40:9-11
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! …







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

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

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

you will not see
ἴδητε (idēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

again
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

until
ἕως (heōs)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2193: A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

you say,
εἴπητε (eipēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘Blessed [is]
Εὐλογημένος (Eulogēmenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

He who
(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.

comes
ἐρχόμενος (erchomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] name
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of [the] Lord.’”
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(39) Till ye shall say.--There is obviously a reference to the fact that the words quoted from Psalm 118:26, had been uttered by the crowd but a few days before on His solemn entry into Jerusalem. Not till those words should be uttered once again--not in a momentary burst of excitement, not with feigned Hosannas, but in spirit and in truth--would they look on Him as they looked now. There can be little doubt that our Lord points to the second Advent, and to the welcome that will then be given Him by all the true Israel of God. For that generation, and for the outward Israel as such, the abandonment was final.

Verse 39. - Ye shall not see me henceforth. Christ explains the denunciation just given. In a few days he will be separated from them by death and burial; and, though he appeared to certain chosen witnesses after his resurrection, he was seen no more by the people (Acts 10:41); their house was deserted. Some take the word "see" in the sense of know, recognize; but it seems rather weak to say, "Ye shall not know me till ye acknowledge me as Messiah," as the knowing and acknowledging are practically identical or simultaneous. Till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! The words which had greeted his triumphal entry a few days before (Matthew 21:9). The clause, "till ye shall say," does not shut the door of hope forever; it looks forward to a happier prospect. The time intended is that when Israel shall repent of its rejection of the Messiah, and in bitter contrition look on him whom it pierced, owning and receiving Jesus with glad "Hosannahs!" Then shall they behold him coming in power and glory, and shall regain their old position as beloved of God (see Hosea 3:4, 5; Zechariah 12:10). Then "all Israel shall be saved" (Romans 11:26). Thus this terrible chapter, so dark and menacing, closes with a glow of hope and a promise, indefinite but certain, of final restoration.



23:34-39 Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. The present dispersion and unbelief of the Jews, and their future conversion to Christ, were here foretold. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. There is nothing between sinners and eternal happiness, but their proud and unbelieving unwillingness.
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