Luke 22:67
New International Version
“If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me,

New Living Translation
and they said, “Tell us, are you the Messiah?” But he replied, “If I tell you, you won’t believe me.

English Standard Version
“If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe,

Berean Study Bible
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe.

Berean Literal Bible
"If You are the Christ, tell us." And He said to them, "If I should tell you, you would not believe,

King James Bible
Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:

New King James Version
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe.

New American Standard Bible
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe;

NASB 1995
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe;

NASB 1977
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe;

Amplified Bible
“If You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe [what I say],

Christian Standard Bible
They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I do tell you, you will not believe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, “If You are the Messiah, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I do tell you, you will not believe.

American Standard Version
If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying to him, “If you are The Messiah, tell us.” He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe me.

Contemporary English Version
They said, "Tell us! Are you the Messiah?" Jesus replied, "If I said so, you wouldn't believe me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will not believe me.

English Revised Version
If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:

Good News Translation
"Tell us," they said, "are you the Messiah?" He answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Tell us, are you the Messiah?" Jesus said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe me.

International Standard Version
They said, "If you are the Messiah, tell us." But he told them, "If I tell you, you won't believe me,

Literal Standard Version
saying, “If You are the Christ, tell us.” And He said to them, “If I may tell you, you will not believe;

NET Bible
and said, "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe,

New Heart English Bible
"If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,

Weymouth New Testament
"Are you the Christ? Tell us." "If I tell you," He replied, "you will certainly not believe;

World English Bible
"If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,

Young's Literal Translation
saying, 'If thou be the Christ, tell us.' And he said to them, 'If I may tell you, ye will not believe;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Faces the Council
66At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and scribes, met together. They led Jesus into their Sanhedrin and said, 67“If You are the Christ, tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe. 68And if I ask you a question, you will not answer.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 38:15
"If I tell you," Jeremiah replied, "you will surely put me to death. And even if I give you advice, you will not listen to me."

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to Him, "I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 14:61
But Jesus remained silent and made no reply. Again the high priest questioned Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"

Luke 22:68
And if I ask you a question, you will not answer.

John 10:24
So the Jews gathered around Him and demanded, "How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."

John 18:19
Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.


Treasury of Scripture

Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe:

Art.

Matthew 11:3-5
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? …

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 14:61
But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

If.

Luke 16:31
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

John 5:39-47
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me…

John 8:43-45
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word…









(67) Art thou the Christ?--St. Luke passes over the earlier stages of the trial, the false-witnesses that did not agree, the charge of threatening to destroy the Temple, and the silence of Jesus until solemnly adjured.

If I tell you, ye will not believe.--The answer is reported only by St. Luke. It is interpreted by what we find in St. John. Our Lord had told them (John 8:58; John 10:30), and they had not believed.

Verse 67. - Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe. In his answer Jesus evidently refers to something which had preceded this interrogation on the part of the Sanhedrim He referred, no doubt, to that night examination before Caiaphas and certain chosen members of the council - the meeting passed over by St. Luke, but recounted by SS. Matthew and Mark. In this earlier trial, which we (see above) term the second, a similar question had been put to Jesus, but, as Lange and Stier point out, now the political significance of the charge, the claim to Messianic royalty, is brought into prominence. They were desirous to formulate an accusation which they could bring before the Roman tribunal of Pilate. The words, "Son of God," which the fury of jealous anger had wrung from Caiaphas (Matthew 26:63), is here left out of sight, and is only brought forward again by the fierce Jewish wrath excited by the Lord's quiet words telling of his "session at the right hand" (vers. 69, 70). If I tell you, ye will not be-liege. If you, who have seen my life, have heard my words, and seen my works, believe not, to what end is it to say it again now?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“If
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

You
σὺ (sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

are
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Christ,
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

tell
εἰπὸν (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

us.”
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[Jesus] answered,
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“If
Ἐὰν (Ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

I tell
εἴπω (eipō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

you will not believe.
πιστεύσητε (pisteusēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.


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