Luke 23:30
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New International Version
Then "'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"'

New Living Translation
People will beg the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and plead with the hills, 'Bury us.'

English Standard Version
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’

Berean Study Bible
At that time, 'They will say to the mountains, "Fall on us," and to the hills, "Cover us."'

Berean Literal Bible
Then 'they will begin to say to the mountains, "Fall upon us," and to the hills, "Cover us."'

New American Standard Bible
"Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.'

King James Bible
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us!' and to the hills, Cover us!'

International Standard Version
Then people will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!', and to the hills, 'Cover us up!'

NET Bible
Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us', and to the hills, 'Cover us.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then people will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'

New American Standard 1977
“Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, ‘FALL ON US,’ AND TO THE HILLS, ‘COVER US.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

American King James Version
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

American Standard Version
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; and to the hills: Cover us.

Darby Bible Translation
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us:

English Revised Version
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Weymouth New Testament
Then will they begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us;' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'

World English Bible
Then they will begin to tell the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and tell the hills, 'Cover us.'

Young's Literal Translation
then they shall begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us, and to the hills, Cover us; --
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
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.”’ 31For if men do these things while the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”…
Cross References
Isaiah 2:19
Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.

Isaiah 2:20
In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,

Hosea 10:8
Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"

Luke 23:31
For if men do these things while the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Revelation 6:16
And they said to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.
Treasury of Scripture

Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves …

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: …

Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and …

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