In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children.
Out of the mouth of children and sucklings thou hast founded strength on account of thine enemies, to cause the enemy and the avenger to cease.
Then took they away the stone where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes above, and said, Father, I return thee thanks that thou didst hear me.
And Jesus, having answered, said to him, Happy art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed to thee, but my Father, he in the heavens.
And they said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yes; have ye never read, That out of the mouths of young children and sucklings thou hast adjusted praise?
And when he was alone, they about him with the twelve asked him of the parable.
God having made the world and all things in it, he being Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made by hands;
But their minds were hardened: for until this day the same veil upon the reading of the old covenant. remains not uncovered;for in Christ it is left unemployed.
And he will bless him, and will say, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessing the heavens and the earth.
And Abram will say to the king of Sodom, I lifted up my hand to Jehovah God the most high, possessing the heavens and the earth.
Behold, to Jehovah thy God the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens, the earth and all which is in it
And Jehovah will call to Samuel, and he will say, Behold me.
And Hezekiah will pray before Jehovah, and say, O Jehovah God of Israel, dwelling upon the cherubim; thou God himself alone to all the kingdoms of the earth; thou madest the heavens and the earth.
And now, our God, we confess to thee, and praise to the name of thy glory.
For Jehovah poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and he will close your eyes: the prophets and your heads, the seeing he covered.
In that day the deaf heard the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of thick darkness, and darkness.
Thus said Jehovah, The heavens my throne, and the earth the footstool of my feet: where this house which ye will build to me? and where this place of my rest?
Before I shall form thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou shalt go forth from the womb I consecrated thee; I gave thee a prophet to the nations.
For thee, O God of my fathers, I praise and laud that thou gavest me wisdom and strength, and now didst make known to me what we sought from thee: for thou didst make known to us the king's word.
And all the generations of the earth being reckoned as nothing: and doing according to his station in the army of the heavens, and the generations of the earth: and there is none that shall strike upon his hand, and say to him, What didst thou?
And having answered, he said to them, For to you it was given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it was not given.
And said, Truly I say to you, Except ye be turned, and become as young children, ye should not come into the kingdom of the heavens.
And Jesus, having seen, felt pain, and said to them, Permit children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I will acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and hast revealed them to babes: yes Father, for so was it benevolence before thee.
Saying, Father, If thou art willing, turn aside this cup from me: but not my will, but thine, be done.
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they not seeing might see; and they seeing might be blind.
That the word of Esaias the prophet might be completed, which he spake, Lord, who believed our report? and to whom was the arm of the Lord revealed?
(As has been written, God gave them the spirit of mortal pain, eyes not to see, and earn not to hear;) even to this day.
For truly the word of the cross to them perishing is foolishness; but to us saved it is the power of God.
But we speak wisdom among the perfected: and the wisdom not of this life, nor of the rulers of this life, they being left unemployed:
Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.
And if also our good news is hid, in the lost is it hid:
And we ought to return thanks to God always for you, brethren dearly beloved by the Lord, that God chose you from the beginning to salvation in consecration of the Spirit and belief of the truth: