10:21 On that same occasion 1 Jesus 2 rejoiced 3 in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise 4 you, Father, Lord 5 of heaven and earth, because 6 you have hidden these things from the wise 7 and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 8 10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father. 9 No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides 10 to reveal him.”
10:23 Then 11 Jesus 12 turned 13 to his 14 disciples and said privately, “Blessed 15 are the eyes that see what you see! 10:24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see 16 what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
[10:21] 5 sn The title Lord is an important name for God, showing his sovereignty, but it is interesting that it comes next to a reference to the Father, a term indicative of God’s care. The two concepts are often related in the NT; see Eph 1:3-6.
[10:21] 8 tn Grk “for (to do) thus was well pleasing before you,” BDAG 325 s.v. ἔμπροσθεν 1.δ; speaking of something taking place “before” God is a reverential way of avoiding direct connection of the action to him.