Matthew 23:30
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'

King James Bible
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

Darby Bible Translation
and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

World English Bible
and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'

Young's Literal Translation
and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

Matthew 23:30 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And say ... - This they professed to say by rebuilding their tombs. They also, probably, publicly expressed their disapprobation of the conduct of their fathers. All this, in building and ornamenting tombs, was a profession of extraordinary piety. Our Lord showed them it was mere pretence.

Matthew 23:30 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Christianity Misunderstood by Believers.
Meaning of Christian Doctrine, Understood by a Minority, has Become Completely Incomprehensible for the Majority of Men-- Reason of this to be Found in Misinterpretation of Christianity and Mistaken Conviction of Believers and Unbelievers Alike that they Understand it--The Meaning of Christianity Obscured for Believers by the Church--The First Appearance of Christ's Teaching--Its Essence and Difference from Heathen Religions-- Christianity not Fully Comprehended at the Beginning, Became More and
Leo Tolstoy—The Kingdom of God is within you

Relation of the Pharisees to the Sadducees and Essenes, and to the Gospel of Christ
On taking a retrospective view of Pharisaism, as we have described it, there is a saying of our Lord which at first sight seems almost unaccountable. Yet it is clear and emphatic. "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do" (Matt 23:3). But if the early disciples were not to break at once and for ever with the Jewish community, such a direction was absolutely needful. For, though the Pharisees were only "an order," Pharisaism, like modern Ultramontanism, had not only become
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
If a faithful picture of society in ancient Greece or Rome were to be presented to view, it is not easy to believe that even they who now most oppose the Bible could wish their aims success. For this, at any rate, may be asserted, without fear of gainsaying, that no other religion than that of the Bible has proved competent to control an advanced, or even an advancing, state of civilisation. Every other bound has been successively passed and submerged by the rising tide; how deep only the student
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Letter Xliv Concerning the Maccabees but to whom Written is Unknown.
Concerning the Maccabees But to Whom Written is Unknown. [69] He relies to the question why the Church has decreed a festival to the Maccabees alone of all the righteous under the ancient law. 1. Fulk, Abbot of Epernay, had already written to ask me the same question as your charity has addressed to your humble servant by Brother Hescelin. I have put off replying to him, being desirous to find, if possible, some statement in the Fathers about this which was asked, which I might send to him, rather
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Matthew 23:29
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,

Matthew 23:31
"So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

1 Corinthians 10:18
Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat the sacrifices sharers in the altar?

2 Corinthians 1:7
and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

Jump to Previous
Blood Boast Fathers Forefathers Murder Partakers Partners Prophets Shedding Time Wouldn't
Jump to Next
Blood Boast Fathers Forefathers Murder Partakers Partners Prophets Shedding Time Wouldn't
Links
Matthew 23:30 NIV
Matthew 23:30 NLT
Matthew 23:30 ESV
Matthew 23:30 NASB
Matthew 23:30 KJV

Matthew 23:30 Bible Apps
Matthew 23:30 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 23:30 Chinese Bible
Matthew 23:30 French Bible
Matthew 23:30 German Bible

Matthew 23:30 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Matthew 23:29
Top of Page
Top of Page