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Luke 13:5

    Luke 13:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to an end in the same way.

    Webster's Revision

    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    World English Bible

    I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    Definitions for Luke 13:5

    Nay - No.
    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 13:5

    Ye shall all likewise perish - Ὡσαυτως, ὁμοιως, In a like way, in the same manner. This prediction of our Lord was literally fulfilled. When the city was taken by the Romans, multitudes of the priests, etc., who were going on with their sacrifices, were slain, and their blood mingled with the blood of their victims; and multitudes were buried under the ruins of the walls, houses, and temple. See Josephus, War, b. vi. ch. iv., v., vi.; and see the notes on Matthew 24 (note).

    It is very wrong to suppose that those who suffer by the sword, or by natural accidents, are the most culpable before God. An adequate punishment for sin cannot be inflicted in this world: what God does here, in this way, is in general:

    1st, through mercy, to alarm others;

    2, to show his hatred to sin;

    3, to preserve in men's minds a proper sense of his providence and justice; and

    4, to give sinners, in one or two particular instances, a general specimen of the punishment that awaits all the perseveringly impenitent.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 13:5

    I tell you, Nay - It is improper to suppose that those on whom heavy judgments fall in this world are the worst of people. This is not a world of retribution. Often the most wicked are suffered to prosper here, and their punishment is reserved for another world; while the righteous are called to suffer much, and "appear" to be under the sore displeasure of God, Psalm 73. This only we know, that the wicked will not always escape; that God is just; and that none who do suffer here or hereafter, suffer more than they deserve. In the future world, all that seems to be unequal here will be made equal and plain.