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Luke 16:30

    Luke 16:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone went to them from the dead, their hearts would be changed.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.

    World English Bible

    "He said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.

    Definitions for Luke 16:30

    Nay - No.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 16:30

    If one went to them from the dead, etc. - Many are desirous to see an inhabitant of the other world, and converse with him, in order to know what passes there. Make way! Here is a damned soul, which Jesus Christ has evoked from the hell of fire! Hear him! Hear him tell of his torments! Hear him utter his regrets! "But we cannot see him." No: God has, in his mercy, spared you for the present this punishment. How could you bear the sight of this damned spirit? Your very nature would fail at the appearance. Jesus keeps him as it were behind the curtain, and holds a conversation with him in your hearing, which you have neither faith nor courage sufficient to hold with him yourselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 16:30

    Nay - No. They will not hear Moses and the prophets. They have heard them so long in vain, that there is no prospect now that they will attend to the message; but if one should go to them directly from the eternal world they would hear him. The novelty of the message would attract their attention, and they would listen to what he would say.