Matthew 12:21 (AMPC)
"And in and on His name will the Gentiles (the [a]peoples outside of Israel) set their hopes.”
Matthew 12:23 (AMPC)
"And all the [crowds of] people were stunned with bewildered wonder and said, This cannot be the Son of David, can it?."
Matthew 12:21 (NLT)
"And his name will be the hope of all the world.”
Matthew 12:23 (NLT)
"The crowd was amazed and asked, “Could it be that Jesus is the Son of David, the Messiah?”
Matthew 12:21 (MSG)
"his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers."
Matthew 12:23 (MSG)
"Next a poor demon-afflicted wretch, both blind and deaf, was set down before him. Jesus healed him, gave him his sight and hearing. The people who saw it were impressed—“This has to be the Son of David!”
Matthew 12:28 (AMPC)
"But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you [before you expected it]."
1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (AMPC)
"Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]."