The Father Revealed in the Son(A)

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father,(B) Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.(C) 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me(D) by my Father.(E) No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.(F)

28 “Come to me,(G) all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.(H) 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,(I) for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.(J) 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(K)

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Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,(A) they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”(B)

11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?(C) 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep!(D) Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.(E)

God’s Chosen Servant

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.(F) 16 He warned them not to tell others about him.(G) 17 This was to fulfill(H) what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
    the one I love, in whom I delight;(I)
I will put my Spirit on him,(J)
    and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
    no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21     In his name the nations will put their hope.”[a](K)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 12:21 Isaiah 42:1-4