Luke 12:56
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New International Version
Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?

New Living Translation
You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don't know how to interpret the present times.

English Standard Version
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

Berean Study Bible
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don't you know how to interpret the present time?

Berean Literal Bible
Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the earth and of the sky, but how do you not know to discern this time?

New American Standard Bible
"You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?

King James Bible
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don't you know how to interpret this time?

International Standard Version
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, yet you don't know how to interpret the present time?"

NET Bible
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how can you not know how to interpret the present time?

New Heart English Bible
Hypocrites. You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not know how to interpret this time?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Accepters of faces, you know to discern the face of the earth and sky, how do you not discern this time?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You hypocrites! You can forecast the weather by judging the appearance of earth and sky. But for some reason you don't know how to judge the time in which you're living.

New American Standard 1977
“You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

King James 2000 Bible
You hypocrites, you can discern the appearance of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

American King James Version
You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

American Standard Version
Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye know not how to interpret this time?

Douay-Rheims Bible
You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth: but how is it that you do not discern this time?

Darby Bible Translation
Hypocrites, ye know how to judge of the appearance of the earth and of the heaven; how [is it then that] ye do not discern this time?

English Revised Version
Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye know not how to interpret this time?

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of the earth; but how is it, that ye do not discern this time?

Weymouth New Testament
Vain pretenders! You know how to read the aspect of earth and sky. How is it you cannot read this present time?

World English Bible
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don't interpret this time?

Young's Literal Translation
hypocrites! the face of the earth and of the heaven ye have known to make proof of, but this time -- how do ye not make proof of it?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:54-59 Christ would have the people to be as wise in the concerns of their souls as they are in outward affairs. Let them hasten to obtain peace with God before it is too late. If any man has found that God has set himself against him concerning his sins, let him apply to him as God in Christ reconciling the world to himself. While we are alive, we are in the way, and now is our time.
Study Bible
Interpreting the Present Time
55And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don’t you know how to interpret the present time? 57And why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?…
Cross References
Matthew 6:2
So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 16:3
and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but not the signs of the times!
Treasury of Scripture

You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

ye can.

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is …

Matthew 24:32,33 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, …

that.

Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day…

Daniel 9:24-26 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

Haggai 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise …

Acts 3:24-26 Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, …

Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, …

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