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Verses of Matthew 8

20

Matthew 8:20 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 20

The Son of man. The Savior very generally spoke of himself in this way; but commentators have found great difficulty in determining the import of the expression. The phrase is used in four different modes in the Scriptures. 1. It is often employed in the Psalms and other similar writings, meaning man generally, as in the passage, "Put not your trust in the son of man,"--and in many others. 2. It occurs frequently in the book of Ezekiel, as the mode by which the Divine Spirit addressed the prophet, when directing him in regard to his prophetic communications; as, "Thou, also, son of man, take thee a tile," &c. It is remarkable that this use of the expression is confined to the prophet Ezekiel. 3. It is used three times in prophetic writings as a mode of designating the Messiah. (Daniel 7:13; Revelation 1:13,14:14.) 4. It was the common expression used by our Savior when speaking of himself; but it is noticeable that no instance in which he was addressed or personally designated in this way, by any other individual, is on record. It is, on the whole, most probable that Jesus adopted the expression from its use in Daniel 7:13, as a mode of distinctly designating himself as the Messiah, and yet as one less likely than others to excite suddenly the public attention.

Verses of Matthew 8

20

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Matthew 8:20 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 8:20 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 8:20 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 8:20 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 8:20 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 8:20 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 8:20 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 8:20 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 8:20 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 8:20 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 8:20 - Geneva Bible Notes

Matthew 8:20 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 8:20 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 8:20 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 8:20 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew 8:20 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 8:20 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 8:20 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 8:20 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 8:20 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Matthew 8:20 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 8:20 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 8:20 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Matthew 8:20 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 8:20 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament