New International Version
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jesus knowing (ιδων seeing) their thoughts - In telling them what the thoughts of their hearts were, (for they had expressed nothing publicly), he gave them the fullest proof of his power to forgive sins; because God only can forgive sins, and God only can search and know the heart. Jesus pronounced the man's sins forgiven; and gave the scribes the fullest proof of his power to do so, by telling them what, in the secret of their souls, they thought on the subject.
God sounds the secrets of all hearts - no sin escapes his notice; how senseless then is the sinner to think he sins securely when unseen by men! Let us take heed to our hearts, as well as to our conduct, for God searches out and condemns all that does not spring from, and leads not to himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
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Of the Words Themselves in General.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Get up and stand in front of everyone." So he got up and stood there.
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him.
He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
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