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Luke 11:49

    Luke 11:49 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and'some of them they shall kill and persecute;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains;

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and'some of them they shall kill and persecute;

    World English Bible

    Therefore also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute;

    Definitions for Luke 11:49

    Persecute - To pursue after in order to overtake.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 11:49

    The wisdom of God - These seem to be Luke's words, and to mean that Jesus, the wisdom of God, (as he is called, 1 Corinthians 1:24), added the words which follow here, on that occasion: and this interpretation of the words is agreeable to that of Matthew, who makes Jesus speak in his own person: Wherefore behold, I send you prophets, etc., Matthew 23:34. See the note there, and see Bishop Pearce.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 11:49

    The wisdom of God - By the "wisdom of God," here, is undoubtedly meant the Saviour himself. What he immediately says is not written in the Old Testament. Jesus is called "the word of God" John 1:1, because he is the medium by which God "speaks" or makes his will known. He is called "the wisdom of God," because by him God makes his wisdom known in creation (Colossians 1:13-18 and in redemption 1 Corinthians 1:30. Many have also thought that the Messiah was referred to in the Proverbs 8:1 of Proverbs, under the name of Wisdom.

    I will send ... - See Luke 10:3; Matthew 10:16.

    Shall slay ... - Compare John 16:2; Acts 7:52, Acts 7:59; James 5:10; Acts 12:2; Acts 22:19; 2 Corinthians 11:24-25; 2 Chronicles 36:15-16.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 11:49

    11:49 The wisdom of God, agreeably to this, hath said - In many places of Scripture, though not in these very words, I will send them prophets - Chiefly under the Old Testament: and apostles - Under the New. Mt 23:34.