New International Version
He warned them not to tell others about him.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Charged them that they should not make him known - See Matthew 8:4. Jesus Christ, as God, could have easily concealed himself, but he chooses to do it as man, and to use no other than human means, as these were quite sufficient for the purpose, to teach us not to neglect them in our necessity. Indeed, he always used his power less on his own account, than on that of men.
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Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, "Don't tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.
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