New International Version
But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
King James Bible
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
Darby Bible Translation
but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)
World English Bible
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.
Young's Literal Translation
but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Rejected the counsel of God - Or, frustrated the will of God - την βουλην του Θεου ηθετησαν. Kypke says the verb αθετειν has two meanings: - 1, to disbelieve; 2, despise, or disobey: and that both senses may be properly conjoined here. The will of God was that all the inhabitants of Judea should repent at the preaching of John, be baptized, and believe in Christ Jesus. Now as they did not repent, etc., at John's preaching, so they did not believe his testimony concerning Christ: thus the will, gracious counsel, or design of God, relative to their salvation, was annulled or frustrated. They disbelieved his promises, despised the Messiah, and disobeyed his precepts.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
rejected. or, frustrated.
against. or, within.
LibraryJune 10 Evening
As Christ forgave you, so also do ye.--COL. 3:13. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.--I forgave thee all that debt; shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
A Gluttonous Man and a Winebibber
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke vii. 37, "And Behold, a Woman who was in the City, a Sinner," Etc. On the Remission of Sins,
since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
Jesus went on to say, "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?
But if we say, 'Of human origin,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
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