Luke 11:48
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New International Version
So you testify that you approve of what your ancestors did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.

New Living Translation
But in fact, you stand as witnesses who agree with what your ancestors did. They killed the prophets, and you join in their crime by building the monuments!

English Standard Version
So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs.

New American Standard Bible
"So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.

King James Bible
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, you are witnesses that you approve the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their monuments.

International Standard Version
So you are witnesses and approve of the deeds of your ancestors, because they killed those for whom you are building monuments.

NET Bible
So you testify that you approve of the deeds of your ancestors, because they killed the prophets and you build their tombs!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You testify therefore and you approve the deeds of your fathers, for they murdered them and you build their tombs.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So you are witnesses and approve of what your ancestors did. They murdered the prophets for whom you build monuments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

King James 2000 Bible
Truly you bear witness that you consent to the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.

American King James Version
Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.

American Standard Version
So ye are witnesses and consent unto the works of your fathers: for they killed them, and ye build their tombs .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchres.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye bear witness then, and consent to the works of your fathers; for *they* killed them, and *ye* build [their sepulchres].

English Revised Version
So ye are witnesses and consent unto the works of your fathers: for they killed them, and ye build their tombs.

Webster's Bible Translation
Truly ye bear testimony, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchers.

Weymouth New Testament
It follows that you bear testimony to the actions of your forefathers and that you fully approve thereof. They slew, you build.

World English Bible
So you testify and consent to the works of your fathers. For they killed them, and you build their tombs.

Young's Literal Translation
Then do ye testify, and are well pleased with the works of your fathers, because they indeed killed them, and ye do build their tombs;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:37-54 We should all look to our hearts, that they may be cleansed and new-created; and while we attend to the great things of the law and of the gospel, we must not neglect the smallest matter God has appointed. When any wait to catch something out of our mouths, that they may insnare us, O Lord, give us thy prudence and thy patience, and disappoint their evil purposes. Furnish us with such meekness and patience that we may glory in reproaches, for Christ's sake, and that thy Holy Spirit may rest upon us.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Truly ye bear witness, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers,.... Or "ye bear witness, and ye allow"; that is, they both witnessed that their fathers killed the prophets, and they consented to what they did, and approved of their actions:

for they indeed killed them; it must be owned, and not their sons:

and ye build their sepulchres; which was a bearing and keeping up a testimony against them, and a continuing a remembrance of their crimes; and which looked as though they approved of them, or otherwise they should have been content to have the prophets lie buried in silence, and not erected stately monuments over them, which seemed to be raised more for the honour of those that put them to death, than of the prophets themselves. Or, whereas they did this under specious pretences of disliking their fathers' sins, which yet secretly they loved, and were of the same wicked disposition against the ministers of the word, and which they would quickly show; this discovered their hypocrisy, and confirmed the character Christ had before given of them; for it follows,



Luke 11:48 Additional Commentaries
Context
Woes to Pharisees and Experts in Law
47"Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them. 48"So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs. 49"For this reason also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,…
Cross References
Matthew 23:27
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.

Luke 11:47
"Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them.

Luke 11:49
Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'

Romans 1:32
Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Treasury of Scripture

Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.

ye bear.

Joshua 24:22 And Joshua said to the people, You are witnesses against yourselves …

Job 15:6 Your own mouth comdemns you, and not I: yes, your own lips testify against you.

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that …

Ezekiel 18:19 Yet say you, Why? does not the son bear the iniquity of the father? …

for.

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and …

Matthew 21:35-38 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, …

Hebrews 11:35-38 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, …

James 5:10 Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the …

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