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Luke 11:44

    Luke 11:44 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Woe unto you! for ye are as the tombs which appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A curse is on you! for you are like the resting-places of dead men, which are not seen, and men go walking over them without knowledge of it.

    Webster's Revision

    Woe unto you! for ye are as the tombs which appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.

    World English Bible

    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like hidden graves, and the men who walk over them don't know it."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Woe unto you! for ye are as the tombs which appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.

    Definitions for Luke 11:44

    Woe - An expression of grief or indignation.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 11:44

    Ye are as graves which appear not - In Matthew 23:27, our Lord tells them that they exactly resembled white-washed tombs: they had no fairness but on the outside: (see the note there) but here he says they are like hidden tombs, graves which were not distinguished by any outward decorations, and were not elevated above the ground, so that those who walked over them did not consider what corruption was within; so they, under the veil of hypocrisy, covered their iniquities, so that those who had any intercourse or connection with them did not perceive what accomplished knaves they had to do with.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 11:44

    11:44 For ye are as graves which appear not - Probably in speaking this our Lord fixed his eyes on the scribes. As graves which appear not, being overgrown with grass, so that men are not aware, till they stumble upon them, and either hurt themselves, or at least are defiled by touching them. On another occasion Christ compared them to whited sepulchres, fair without, but foul within; Mt 23:27.