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
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.”
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.