New Living Translation
But the Pharisees and experts in religious law rejected God's plan for them, for they had refused John's baptism.
King James Bible
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of 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.)
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:30 But the Pharisees and scribes - The good, learned, honourable men: made void the counsel, the gracious design, of God toward them - They disappointed all these methods of his love, and would receive no benefit from them.
LibraryJesus at the Bier
'And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14. And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.'--LUKE vii. 13-15. We owe our knowledge of this incident to Luke only. He is the Evangelist who specially delights in recording the gracious relations of our Lord with women, and he is also the Evangelist who …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
John's Doubts and Christ's Praise
The Two Debtors
Forgiveness and Love.
You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.
One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question:
"To what can I compare the people of this generation?" Jesus asked. "How can I describe them?
But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet."
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