Luke 3:13
New International Version
"Don't collect any more than you are required to," he told them.

New Living Translation
He replied, “Collect no more taxes than the government requires.”

English Standard Version
And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.”

Berean Study Bible
“Collect no more than you are authorized,” he answered.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said to them, "Collect nothing more beyond that having been appointed to you."

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

New King James Version
And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.”

NASB 1995
And he said to them, "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to."

NASB 1977
And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.”

Amplified Bible
And he told them, “Collect no more than the fixed amount you have been ordered to [collect].”

Christian Standard Bible
He told them, “Don’t collect any more than what you have been authorized.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He told them, "Don't collect any more than what you have been authorized."

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Extort no more than that which is appointed you.

Contemporary English Version
John told them, "Don't make people pay more than they owe."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed you.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Extort no more than that which is appointed you.

Good News Translation
"Don't collect more than is legal," he told them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He told them, "Don't collect more money than you are ordered to collect."

International Standard Version
He told them, "Stop collecting more money than the amount you are told to collect."

Literal Standard Version
And he said to them, “Exact no more than that directed you.”

NET Bible
He told them, "Collect no more than you are required to."

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."

Weymouth New Testament
"Do not exact more than the legal amount," he replied.

World English Bible
He said to them, "Collect no more than that which is appointed to you."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said unto them, 'Exact no more than that directed you.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
12Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” 13“Collect no more than you are authorized,” he answered. 14Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” “Do not take money by force or false accusation,” he said. “Be content with your wages.”…

Cross References
Luke 3:12
Even tax collectors came to be baptized. "Teacher," they asked, "what should we do?"

Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?" "Do not take money by force or false accusation," he said. "Be content with your wages."


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Exact.

Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

Psalm 18:23
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.









(13) Exact no more.--Under the "farming" system of taxation adopted by the Roman empire, this was the besetting temptation of all collectors employed in it, and it led naturally to the evil repute which attached, not in Judaea only, to the name of publican. (See Note on Luke 19:2.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
“Collect
πράσσετε (prassete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4238: To do, perform, accomplish; be in any condition, i.e. I fare; I exact, require.

no
Μηδὲν (Mēden)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3367: No one, none, nothing.

more than
πλέον (pleon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

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

are authorized,”
διατεταγμένον (diatetagmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1299: To give orders to, prescribe, arrange. From dia and tasso; to arrange thoroughly, i.e. institute, prescribe, etc.

he answered.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.


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