Luke 7:30
New International Version
But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)

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

English Standard Version
but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)

Berean Study Bible
But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.

Berean Literal Bible
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been baptized by him.

New American Standard Bible
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.

King James Bible
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

Christian Standard Bible
But since the Pharisees and experts in the law had not been baptized by him, they rejected the plan of God for themselves.)

Contemporary English Version
But the Pharisees and the experts in the Law of Moses refused to obey God and be baptized by John.

Good News Translation
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law rejected God's purpose for themselves and refused to be baptized by John.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But since the Pharisees and experts in the law had not been baptized by him, they rejected the plan of God for themselves.)

International Standard Version
But the Pharisees and the experts in the Law rejected God's plan for themselves by refusing to be baptized by John.

NET Bible
However, the Pharisees and the experts in religious law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)

New Heart English Bible
But the Pharisees and the Law scholars rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Pharisees and the Scribes rejected the will of God in their souls, because they were not baptized by him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the Pharisees and the experts in Moses' Teachings rejected God's plan for them. They refused to be baptized.

New American Standard 1977
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

King James 2000 Bible
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

American King James Version
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

American Standard Version
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God, being not baptized of him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by 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.)

English Revised Version
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God, being not baptized of him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by him.

Weymouth New Testament
But the Pharisees and expounders of the Law have frustrated God's purpose as to their own lives, by refusing to be baptized.

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.
Study Bible
Jesus Testifies about John
29All the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God’s justice. For they had received the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John. 31“To what, then, can I compare the men of this generation? What are they like?…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:25
because you neglected all my counsel, and wanted none of my correction,

Matthew 22:35
One of them, an expert in the law, tested Him with a question:

Luke 7:31
"To what, then, can I compare the men of this generation? What are they like?

Luke 20:6
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."

Treasury of Scripture

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

rejected.

Luke 13:34
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

Jeremiah 8:8
How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

Romans 10:21
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

the counsel.

Acts 20:27
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Ephesians 1:11
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

against.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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

Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

experts in the law
νομικοὶ (nomikoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3544: From nomos; according to law, i.e. Legal; as noun, an expert in the law.

rejected
ἠθέτησαν (ēthetēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 114: From a compound of a and a derivative of tithemi; to set aside, i.e. to disesteem, neutralize or violate.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

purpose
βουλὴν (boulēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1012: Counsel, deliberate wisdom, decree. From boulomai; volition, i.e. advice, or purpose.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

themselves,
ἑαυτούς (heautous)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

[because] {they had} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

been baptized
βαπτισθέντες (baptisthentes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 907: Lit: I dip, submerge, but specifically of ceremonial dipping; I baptize.

by
ὑπ’ (hyp’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

[John].
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(30) Rejected the counsel of God against themselves.--The English is unhappily ambiguous, admitting the construction that the counsel which the Pharisees rejected had been "against" them. Better, as in Galatians 2:21, frustrated for themselves the counsel of God.

Being not baptized . . .--We read in Matthew 3:7 that Pharisees and Sadducees came at first to the baptism of John, but they were repelled by the sternness of his reproof, and could not bring themselves either to confess their sins or to bring forth fruits meet for repentance.

Verse 30. - But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. The ruling classes and the highly cultured in Israel, turned a deaf ear to the fervent preaching of the gospel; as a class, they came not to his baptism. The result of the refusal of these powerful and learned men to hear the reformer's voice was that John's mission failed to bring about a national reformation. Rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. The English Version here is not happy, and might lead to a false conception of the words of the original. The Greek would be better and more accurately rendered, "rejected for themselves the counsel of God." 7:19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.
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