39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'
39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
39 What is there left to say? Only this: I'm out of here soon. The next time you see me you'll say, 'Oh, God has blessed him! He's come, bringing God's rule!'"
39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' "
39 For I tell you this, you will never see me again until you say, 'Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the !' "
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 23:39
Commentary on Matthew 23:34-39
(Read Matthew 23:34-39)
Our Lord declares the miseries the inhabitants of Jerusalem were about to bring upon themselves, but he does not notice the sufferings he was to undergo. A hen gathering her chickens under her wings, is an apt emblem of the Saviour's tender love to those who trust in him, and his faithful care of them. He calls sinners to take refuge under his tender protection, keeps them safe, and nourishes them to eternal life. The present dispersion and unbelief of the Jews, and their future conversion to Christ, were here foretold. Jerusalem and her children had a large share of guilt, and their punishment has been signal. But ere long, deserved vengeance will fall on every church which is Christian in name only. In the mean time the Saviour stands ready to receive all who come to him. There is nothing between sinners and eternal happiness, but their proud and unbelieving unwillingness.