New Living Translation
Go ahead and finish what your ancestors started.
King James Bible
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Darby Bible Translation
and ye, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.
World English Bible
Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye -- ye fill up the measure of your fathers.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:32 Fill ye up - A word of permission, not of command: as if he had said, I contend with you no longer: I leave you to yourselves: you have conquered: now ye may follow the devices of your own hearts. The measure of your fathers - Wickedness: ye may now be as wicked as they.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
But my people have not listened to me or even tried to hear. They have been stubborn and sinful--even worse than their ancestors.
You show unfailing love to thousands, but you also bring the consequences of one generation's sin upon the next. You are the great and powerful God, the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
"Son of man, bring charges against them and condemn them. Make them realize how detestable the sins of their ancestors really were.
"But in saying that, you testify against yourselves that you are indeed the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell?
1 Thessalonians 2:16
as they try to keep us from preaching the Good News of salvation to the Gentiles. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last.
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