11:25 At that time Jesus said, 1 “I praise 2 you, Father, Lord 3 of heaven and earth, because 4 you have hidden these things from the wise 5 and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. 11:26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 6 11:27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father. 7 No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides 8 to reveal him.
1 tn Grk “At that time, answering, Jesus said.” This construction is somewhat redundant in English and has been simplified in the translation.
2 tn Or “thank.”
3 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.
4 tn Or “that.”
5 sn See 1 Cor 1:26-31.
6 tn Grk “for (to do) thus was well-pleasing before you,” BDAG 325 s.v. ἔμπροσθεν 1.b.δ; speaking of something taking place “before” God is a reverential way of avoiding direct connection of the action to him.
7 sn This verse has been noted for its conceptual similarity to teaching in John’s Gospel (10:15; 17:2). The authority of the Son and the Father are totally intertwined.
8 tn Or “wishes”; or “intends”; or “plans” (cf. BDAG 182 s.v. βούλομαι 2.b). Here it is the Son who has sovereignty.