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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 26 - Verse 64

Verse 64. Thou hast said. This is a form of assenting or affirming. Thou hast said the truth; or, as Lu 22:70 has it, "Ye say that I am." This was not, however, said immediately. Before Jesus acknowledged himself to be the Messiah, he said to them, Lu 22:67-69 "If I tell you, ye will not believe: and if I also ask you" —i.e., propose the proofs of my mission, and require you to give your opinion of them—" ye will not answer me, nor let me go."

Nevertheless. This word should have been translated moreover, or furthermore. What follows is designed to explain and give confirmation to what he had said.

Sitting on the right hand of power. That is, of God, called here the Power; equivalent to the Mighty, or the Almighty. It denotes dignity and majesty; for, to sit at the right hand of a prince was the chief place of honour. See Barnes "Mt 20:21".

 

Coming in the clouds of heaven. See Barnes Mt 24, Mt 25. The meaning of this is, You shall see the sign from heaven which you have so often demanded; even the Messiah returning himself as the sign, with great glory, to destroy your city, and to judge the world.

{f} "shall ye" Da 7:13; Joh 1:51; 1 Th 4:16; Re 1:7

{g} "hand of power" Ps 110:1; Ac 7:55

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