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Luke 11:45

    Luke 11:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master, thus saying you reproach us also.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And one of the lawyers answering saith unto him, Teacher, in saying this thou reproachest us also.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And one of the teachers of the law, answering, said to him, Master, in saying this, you give a bad name to us as to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And one of the lawyers answering saith unto him, Teacher, in saying this thou reproachest us also.

    World English Bible

    One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you insult us also."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And one of the lawyers answering saith unto him, Master, in saying this thou reproachest us also.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 11:45

    Thou reproachest us - He alone who searches the heart could unmask these hypocrites; and he did it so effectually that their own consciences acknowledged the guilt, and re-echoed their own reproach.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 11:45

    Lawyers - Men learned in the law; but it is not known in what way the lawyers differed from the "scribes," or whether they were Pharisees or Sadducees.

    Thus saying, thou ... - He felt that the remarks of Jesus about loving the chief seats, etc., applied to them as well as to the Pharisees. His conscience told him that if "they" were to blame, "he" was also, and he therefore applied the discourse to himself.

    Reproachest - Accusest. Dost calumniate or blame us, for we do the same things. Sinners often consider "faithfulness" as "reproach" - they know not how to separate them. Jesus did "not" reproach or abuse them. He dealt faithfully with them; reproved them; told them the unvarnished truth. Such faithfulness is rare; but when it "is" used, we must expect that people will flinch, perhaps be enraged. Though their consciences tell them they are "guilty," still they will consider it as abuse.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 11:45

    11:45 One of the lawyers - That is scribes; expounders of the law.