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Luke 14:5

    Luke 14:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on a sabbath day?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, Which of you, whose ox or ass has got into a water-hole, will not straight away get him out on the Sabbath?

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on a sabbath day?

    World English Bible

    He answered them, "Which of you, if your son or an ox fell into a well, wouldn't immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on a sabbath day?

    Definitions for Luke 14:5

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.
    Straightway - Immediately.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 14:5

    An ass or an ox - See on Luke 13:15 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:5

    See the notes at Matthew 12:11.

    Which of you ... - In this way Jesus refuted the notion of the Pharisees. If it was lawful to save an ox on the Sabbath, it was also to save the life of a man. To this the Jews had nothing to answer.