New American Standard Bible
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
King James Bible
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Darby Bible Translation
But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear;
World English Bible
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
Young's Literal Translation
'And happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Blessed are your eyes ... - That is, you are happy that you are permitted to see truth which they will not see.
You are permitted to understand the spiritual meaning of the parables, and in some degree the plan of salvation.
'The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and bid to three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'--MATT. xiii. 33. How lovingly and meditatively Jesus looked upon homely life, knowing nothing of the differences, the vulgar differences, between the small and great! A poor woman, with her morsel of barm, kneading it up among three measures of meal, in some coarse earthenware pan, stands to Him as representing the whole process of His work in the world. Matthew brings …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Four Sowings and one Ripening
Jesus visits Nazareth and is Rejected.
New Teaching in Parables' - the Parables to the People by the Lake of Galilee, and those to the Disciples in Capernaum
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."
Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."
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