Luke 3:8
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English Standard Version
Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

King James Bible
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

American Standard Version
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance; and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

English Revised Version
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament
Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.

Luke 3:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Fruits (καρποὺς)

Matthew has the singular number, καρπὸν, fruit.

Repentance (τῆς μετανοίας)

Note the article: the repentance which you profess in coming to my baptism. Rev., in margin, "your repentance." See on Matthew 3:2.

Begin

With the first accusing of your conscience. "He anticipates even attempt at excuse" (Bengel). Matthew has think not, indicating a delusive fancy.

Father

The word stands first in the sentence, "We have Abraham to our father," and is therefore emphatic, and with reason; for it was on their descent that the answer of these Jews to John's rebuke turned: "Our father is Abraham."

These stones

See on Matthew 3:9.

Luke 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fruits.

Isaiah 1:16-18 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil...

Ezekiel 18:27-31 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right...

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles...

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death...

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith...

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft on it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed...

worthy of. or, meet for. We.

Luke 13:28,29 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets...

Luke 16:23-31 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom...

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah...

Jeremiah 7:4-10 Trust you not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these...

John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed...

Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall your seed be called.

of these.

Luke 19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Joshua 4:3-8 And command you them, saying, Take you hence out of the middle of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm...

Matthew 8:11,12 And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob...

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Galatians 3:28,29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus...

Cross References
Ezekiel 33:24
"Son of man, the inhabitants of these waste places in the land of Israel keep saying, 'Abraham was only one man, yet he got possession of the land; but we are many; the land is surely given us to possess.'

Matthew 3:8
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Matthew 3:9
And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father,' for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Luke 5:21
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Luke 13:25
When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.'

Luke 13:26
Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'

Luke 14:9
and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this person,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.

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