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Luke 11:40

    Luke 11:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O you foolish ones! did not he who made the outside in the same way make the inside?

    Webster's Revision

    Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?

    World English Bible

    You foolish ones, didn't he who made the outside make the inside also?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?

    Definitions for Luke 11:40

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 11:40

    Did not he that made that which is without - Did not the maker of the dish form it so, both outwardly and inwardly, as to answer the purpose for which it was made? And can it answer this purpose without being clean in the inside as well as on the outside? God has made you such, both as to your bodies and souls, as he intended should show forth his praise; but can you think that the purpose of God can be accomplished by you while you only attend to external legal purifications, your hearts being full of rapine and wickedness? How unthinking are you to imagine that God can be pleased with this outward purification, when all within is unholy!

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 11:40

    Ye fools - How unwise and wicked is your conduct! The word denotes not only "want of wisdom," but also wickedness. Compare Psalm 14:1; Proverbs 13:19; Proverbs 14:9. Your conduct is not merely "foolish," but it is a cloak for sin - designed to countenance wickedness.

    Did not he ... - Did not God, who made the "body," make also the "soul?" You Pharisees take great pains to cleanse the "body," under a pretence of pleasing "God." Did "he"" not also make the "mind?" and is it not of as much importance that "that" should be pure, as that the body should?