New American Standard Bible
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?"
King James Bible
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
Darby Bible Translation
And all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this man 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?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is not this the Son of David? - That is, Is not this the promised "descendant" of David, the Messiah? They were acquainted with the prophecy in Isaiah 35:5, "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped," and they inferred that he must be the promised Messiah who was able to do this. This inference was drawn by the common people, and not by the proud and haughty Pharisees. It is not uncommon that people of plain common sense, though unlearned, see the true meaning of the Bible, while those who are filled with pride and science, falsely so called, are blinded.
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.
When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching;
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
"Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?"
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