Yeshua’s saying preserved in Matthew 13:16-17 and Luke 10:23-24 does not sound to an English reader like anything of supreme importance—just something about eyes and ears and prophets and righteous men. Without a knowledge of the saying’s context, and its Jewish and Hebraic background, the saying is quite prosaic. However, if this saying deals with Yeshua’s central theme, the Kingdom of Heaven, then it would be one of the most exciting and important verses in the Bible.
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