Luke 23:29
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New International Version
For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

New Living Translation
For the days are coming when they will say, 'Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.'

English Standard Version
For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’

Berean Study Bible
Look, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore, and breasts that never nursed.'

Berean Literal Bible
For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never did bear, and breasts that never nursed.'

New American Standard Bible
"For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'

King James Bible
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, the days are coming when they will say, The women without children, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed, are fortunate!'

International Standard Version
because the time is surely coming when people will say, 'How blessed are the women who couldn't bear children and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

NET Bible
For this is certain: The days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the days are coming in which they shall say, 'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that that have not borne, and the breasts that did not nurse.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The time is coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the women who couldn't get pregnant, who couldn't give birth, and who couldn't nurse a child.'

New American Standard 1977
“For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bare and the breasts which never gave suck.

King James 2000 Bible
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nursed.

American King James Version
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never gave suck.

American Standard Version
For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck.

Darby Bible Translation
for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed [are] the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.

English Revised Version
For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck.

Webster's Bible Translation
For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nourished infants.

Weymouth New Testament
For a time is coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the women who never bore children, and the breasts which have never given nourishment.'

World English Bible
For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'

Young's Literal Translation
for, lo, days do come, in which they shall say, Happy the barren, and wombs that did not bare, and paps that did not give suck;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:26-31 We have here the blessed Jesus, the Lamb of God, led as a lamb to the slaughter, to the sacrifice. Though many reproached and reviled him, yet some pitied him. But the death of Christ was his victory and triumph over his enemies: it was our deliverance, the purchase of eternal life for us. Therefore weep not for him, but let us weep for our own sins, and the sins of our children, which caused his death; and weep for fear of the miseries we shall bring upon ourselves, if we slight his love, and reject his grace. If God delivered him up to such sufferings as these, because he was made a sacrifice for sin, what will he do with sinners themselves, who make themselves a dry tree, a corrupt and wicked generation, and good for nothing! The bitter sufferings of our Lord Jesus should make us stand in awe of the justice of God. The best saints, compared with Christ, are dry trees; if he suffer, why may not they expect to suffer? And what then shall the damnation of sinners be! Even the sufferings of Christ preach terror to obstinate transgressors.
Study Bible
The Crucifixion
28But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29Look, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore, and breasts that never nursed.’ 30At that time, ‘They will say to the mountains, “Fall on us,” and to the hills, “Cover us.”’…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 4:3
But better off than both of them is the one who has never existed, who has never seen the evil activity that is done under the sun.

Matthew 24:19
How miserable those days will be for pregnant and nursing mothers!

Luke 11:27
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said, "Blessed is the womb that bore You, and blessed are the breasts that nursed You."

Luke 21:23
How miserable those days will be for pregnant and nursing mothers. For there will be great distress upon the land and wrath against this people.

Luke 23:28
But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
Treasury of Scripture

For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never gave suck.

the days. Our Lord here refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the final desolation of the Jewish state; an evil associated with so many miseries, that sterility, which had otherwise been considered an opprobrium, was accounted a circumstance most felicitous. No history can furnish us with a parallel to the calamities and miseries of the Jews; rapine and murder, famine and pestilence, within; fire and sword, and all the terrors of war, without. Our Saviour himself wept at the foresight of these calamities; and it is almost impossible for persons of any humanity to read the relation of them in Josephus without weeping also. He might justly affirm, 'if the misfortunes of all, from the beginning of the world, were compared with those of the Jews, they would appear much inferior in the comparison.'

Luke 21:23,24 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, …

Matthew 24:19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Mark 13:17-19 But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in …

Blessed.

Deuteronomy 28:53-57 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons …

Hosea 9:12-16 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that …

Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she has rebelled against her God: …

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