Luke 12:57
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New International Version
"Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

New Living Translation
"Why can't you decide for yourselves what is right?

English Standard Version
“And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

Berean Study Bible
And why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

Berean Literal Bible
And why do you not even judge for yourselves what is right?

New American Standard Bible
"And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?

King James Bible
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

International Standard Version
"Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

NET Bible
"And why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

New Heart English Bible
Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Why do you not judge the truth from yourselves?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

New American Standard 1977
“And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?

American King James Version
Yes, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?

American Standard Version
And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And why even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is just?

Darby Bible Translation
And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

English Revised Version
And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

Webster's Bible Translation
And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

Weymouth New Testament
"Why, too, do you not of yourselves arrive at just conclusions?

World English Bible
Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

Young's Literal Translation
'And why, also, of yourselves, judge ye not what is righteous?
Study Bible
Reconcile with an Adversary
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? 58Make every effort to reconcile with your adversary while you are on your way to the magistrate. Otherwise, he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and the officer may throw you into prison.…
Cross References
Luke 21:30
When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near.

1 Corinthians 11:13
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Treasury of Scripture

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(57) Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?--Better, judge that which is just. The meaning of the words is not that they did not know what was right, but that they did not act upon their knowledge. They were passing an unrighteous judgment on the preachers of repentance, on the Baptist and on the Christ, because they came to tell them of the time of their visitation, when their action ought to have been as true and spontaneous as their daily judgment about the weather. It is possible, though not, I think, probable, that the question "Why even of yourselves . . ." may have some reference to the request of the disciple, in Luke 12:13, that our Lord would act as judge.

Yea, and why even of yourselves,.... From their own observation, as in discerning the signs of the weather; in a rational way, by the light of reason, and according to the dictates of their own consciences; by what they themselves saw and heard; by the signs and wonders which were done, they might have concluded, that now was the time of the Messiah's coming; and that he was come, and that Jesus of Nazareth was he: this was as easy, by observation, to be discerned, as the face of the sky was; even of themselves, without any hints or directions from others:

judge ye not what is right? or "truth", as the Syriac and Persic versions render it; concerning the present time, the coming of the Messiah, and the accomplishment of the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament in him: or why do ye not of yourselves judge, what is fit and right to be done between man and man, without going to law? and that, in cases which are plain and clear, the consequences of which may be as easily discerned, as what weather it will be by the signs in the heavens; to which sense the following words incline. 57. why even of yourselves, etc.—They might say, To do this requires more knowledge of Scripture and providence than we possess; but He sends them to their own conscience, as enough to show them who He was, and win them to immediate discipleship.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.
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