But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Look! Those who wear soft clothing are in king’s houses. Bible see other translations

“soft clothing.” In the ancient world in general there were three classes of people: the wealthy; the working middle class, and the destitute, who barely survived. The wealthy were separated from the rest of society by where they lived, walls, bodyguards, and social norms, so the genuinely poor rarely interacted with them. If they were out in public some people might go to view them.

“Look!” The Greek word is idou (#2400 ἰδού), and it is used to get our attention. See commentary on Matthew 1:20.

Commentary for: Matthew 11:8