New American Standard Bible
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?
King James Bible
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do ye think evil things in your hearts?
World English Bible
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, 'Why think ye evil in your hearts?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Jesus, knowing their thoughts - Mark says, "Jesus perceived "in his spirit" that they so reasoned." The power of searching the heart, and of knowing the thoughts of people, belongs only to God, 1 Chronicles 28:9; Romans 8:27; Revelation 2:23; Jeremiah 17:10. In claiming this, as Jesus did here, and often elsewhere, he gave clear proofs of his omniscience, John 2:24-25.
LibraryA Christlike Judgment of Men
'But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.' --MATT. ix. 36. In the course of our Lord's wandering life of teaching and healing, there had naturally gathered around Him a large number of persons who followed Him from place to place, and we have here cast into a symbol the impression produced upon Him by their outward condition. That is to say, He sees them lying there weary, and footsore, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Call of Matthew
The Call of Matthew.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.
But He knew what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!" And he got up and came forward.
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side,
and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
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