Luke 3:10
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New International Version
"What should we do then?" the crowd asked.

New Living Translation
The crowds asked, "What should we do?"

English Standard Version
And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?”

Berean Study Bible
The crowds asked him, "What then should we do?"

Berean Literal Bible
And the crowds were asking him, saying, "What then shall we do?"

New American Standard Bible
And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"

King James Bible
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What then should we do?" the crowds were asking him.

International Standard Version
The crowds kept asking him, "What, then, should we do?"

NET Bible
So the crowds were asking him, "What then should we do?"

New Heart English Bible
The crowds asked him, "What then must we do?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the crowds were asking him and they were saying, “What, therefore, shall we do?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The crowds asked him, "What should we do?"

New American Standard 1977
And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

King James 2000 Bible
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

American King James Version
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

American Standard Version
And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must we do?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the people asked him, saying: What then shall we do?

Darby Bible Translation
And the crowds asked him saying, What should we do then?

English Revised Version
And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must we do?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

Weymouth New Testament
The crowds repeatedly asked him, "What then are we to do?"

World English Bible
The multitudes asked him, "What then must we do?"

Young's Literal Translation
And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, 'What, then, shall we do?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-14 The scope and design of John's ministry were, to bring the people from their sins, and to their Saviour. He came preaching, not a sect, or party, but a profession; the sign or ceremony was washing with water. By the words here used John preached the necessity of repentance, in order to the remission of sins, and that the baptism of water was an outward sign of that inward cleansing and renewal of heart, which attend, or are the effects of true repentance, as well as a profession of it. Here is the fulfilling of the Scriptures, Isa 40:3, in the ministry of John. When way is made for the gospel into the heart, by taking down high thoughts, and bringing them into obedience to Christ, by levelling the soul, and removing all that hinders us in the way of Christ and his grace, then preparation is made to welcome the salvation of God. Here are general warnings and exhortations which John gave. The guilty, corrupted race of mankind is become a generation of vipers; hateful to God, and hating one another. There is no way of fleeing from the wrath to come, but by repentance; and by the change of our way the change of our mind must be shown. If we are not really holy, both in heart and life, our profession of religion and relation to God and his church, will stand us in no stead at all; the sorer will our destruction be, if we do not bring forth fruits meet for repentance. John the Baptist gave instructions to several sorts of persons. Those that profess and promise repentance, must show it by reformation, according to their places and conditions. The gospel requires mercy, not sacrifice; and its design is, to engage us to do all the good we can, and to be just to all men. And the same principle which leads men to forego unjust gain, leads to restore that which is gained by wrong. John tells the soldiers their duty. Men should be cautioned against the temptations of their employments. These answers declared the present duty of the inquirers, and at once formed a test of their sincerity. As none can or will accept Christ's salvation without true repentance, so the evidence and effects of this repentance are here marked out.
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
9The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10The crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11John replied, “Whoever has two tunics should share with him who has none, and whoever has food should do the same.”…
Cross References
Luke 3:12
Even tax collectors came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"

Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" "Do not take money by force or false accusation," he said. "Be content with your wages."

Acts 2:37
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

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Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not …

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said …

Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me …

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

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