|New International Version (© 2011)|
So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
King James Bible
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
American Standard Version
Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets.
Young's Literal Translation
So that ye testify to yourselves, that ye are sons of them who did murder the prophets;
Matthew 23:31 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye be witnesses - Ye acknowledge that ye are the children of those murderers, and ye are about to give full proof that ye are not degenerated.
There are many who think that, had they lived in the time of our Lord, they would not have acted towards him as the Jews did. But we can scarcely believe that they who reject his Gospel, trample under foot his precepts, do despite to the Spirit of his grace, love sin, and hate his followers, would have acted otherwise to him than the murdering Jews, had they lived in the same times.
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Lamentations 4:13 But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed within her the blood of the righteous.
Matthew 23:30 And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
Matthew 23:32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!
Matthew 23:34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
Matthew 23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Acts 7:51 "You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
Acts 7:52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him--