At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
So they removed the stone Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
and said to Him, "Do You hear what these children are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF'?"
As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.
"The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
He blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
"Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing a linen ephod.
that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, "Here I am."
Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
"Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight!
For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep, He has shut your eyes, the prophets; And He has covered your heads, the seers.
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
"To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king's matter."
"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'
Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?"
just as it is written, "GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR NOT, DOWN TO THIS VERY DAY."
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing,
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.