Luke 7:30
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New Living Translation
But the Pharisees and experts in religious law rejected God's plan for them, for they had refused John's baptism.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:30 But the Pharisees and scribes - The good, learned, honourable men: made void the counsel, the gracious design, of God toward them - They disappointed all these methods of his love, and would receive no benefit from them.

Luke 7:30 Parallel Commentaries

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Jesus at the Bier
'And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14. And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.'--LUKE vii. 13-15. We owe our knowledge of this incident to Luke only. He is the Evangelist who specially delights in recording the gracious relations of our Lord with women, and he is also the Evangelist who
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

John's Doubts and Christ's Praise
'And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. 19. And John calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou He that should come? or look we for another? 20. When the men were come unto Him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto Thee, saying, Art Thou He that should come? or look we for another? 21. And in the same hour He cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind He gave sight. 22. Then Jesus, answering,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Two Debtors
'There was a certain creditor which had two debtors; the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell Me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43. Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.'--LUKE vii.41-43. We all know the lovely story in which this parable is embedded. A woman of notoriously bad character had somehow come in contact with Jesus Christ, and had by Him been aroused from her
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Forgiveness and Love.
TEXT: LUKE vii. 36-50. HOWEVER much admiration and honour was given to our Saviour by many of His contemporaries during His life on earth; however powerfully a yet greater number were struck, at least for the moment, by His exalted character; still just His greatest words and His noblest deeds often remained dark even to the noblest and best around Him, and seemed to the rest a piece of insolent pretension. When He spoke of His eternal relation to the Eternal Father, even His more intimate disciples
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Cross References
Proverbs 1:25
You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.

Matthew 22:35
One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question:

Luke 7:31
"To what can I compare the people of this generation?" Jesus asked. "How can I describe them?

Luke 20:6
But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet."

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