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Luke 23:40

    Luke 23:40 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the other, protesting, said, Have you no fear of God? for you have a part in the same punishment,

    Webster's Revision

    But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

    World English Bible

    But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

    Definitions for Luke 23:40

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 23:40

    Dost not thou fear God - The sufferings of this person had been sanctified to him, so that his heart was open to receive help from the hand of the Lord: he is a genuine penitent, and gives the fullest proof he can give of it, viz. the acknowledgment of the justice of his sentence. He had sinned, and he acknowledges his sin; his heart believes unto righteousness, and with his tongue he makes confession unto salvation. While he condemns himself he bears testimony that Jesus was innocent. Bishop Pearce supposes that these were not robbers in the common sense of the word, but Jews who took up arms on the principle that the Romans were not to be submitted to, and that their levies of tribute money were oppressive; and therefore they made no scruple to rob all the Romans they met with. These Jews Josephus calls λῃσται, robbers, the same term used by the evangelists. This opinion gains some strength from the penitent thief's confession: We receive the reward of our deeds - we rose up against the government, and committed depredations in the country; but this man hath done nothing amiss - ατοπον, out of place, disorderly, - nothing calculated to raise sedition or insurrection; nor inconsistent with his declarations of peace and good will towards all men, nor with the nature of that spiritual kingdom which he came to establish among men; though he is now crucified under the pretense of disaffection to the Roman government.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 23:40

    Dost not thou fear God ... - You are condemned to die as well as he. It is improper for you to rail on him as the rulers and Romans do. God is just, and you are hastening to his bar, and you should, therefore, fear him, and fear that he will punish you for railing on this innocent man.

    Same condemnation - Condemnation to death; not death for the same thing, but the same "kind" of death.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 23:40

    23:40 The other rebuked him - What a surprising degree was here of repentance, faith, and other graces! And what abundance of good works, in his public confession of his sin, reproof of his fellow criminal, his honourable testimony to Christ, and profession of faith in him, while he was in so disgraceful circumstances as were stumbling even to his disciples! This shows the power of Divine grace. But it encourages none to put off their repentance to the last hour; since, as far as appears, this was the first time this criminal had an opportunity of knowing any thing of Christ, and his conversion was designed to put a peculiar glory on our Saviour in his lowest state, while his enemies derided him, and his own disciples either denied or forsook him.