New American Standard Bible
and warned them not to tell who He was.
King James Bible
And charged them that they should not make him known:
Darby Bible Translation
and charged them strictly that they should not make him publicly known:
World English Bible
and commanded them that they should not make him known:
Young's Literal Translation
and did charge them that they might not make him manifest,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he charged them ... - He was "at this time" desirous of concealment.
He wished to avoid their plots and to save his life.
Library'A Greater than Jonas'
'A greater than Jonas is here.'--MATT. xii. 41. There never was any man in his right mind, still more of influence on his fellows, who made such claims as to himself in such unmistakable language as Jesus Christ does. To say such things of oneself as come from His lips is a sign of a weak, foolish nature. It is fatal to all influence, to all beauty of character. It is not only that He claims official attributes as a fanatical or dishonest pretender to inspiration may do. He does that, but He does …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 32, "Whosoever Shall Speak a Word against the Holy Spirit, it Shall not be Forgiven Him, Neither In
Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead."
Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea,
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