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Luke 7:29

    Luke 7:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (And all the people, and the tax-farmers, to whom John had given baptism, when they had knowledge of these things, gave glory to God.

    Webster's Revision

    And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    World English Bible

    When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John's baptism.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 7:29

    Justified God - Or, declared God to be just - εδικαιωσαν τον Θεον. The sense is this: John preached that the Divine wrath was coming upon the Jews, from which they might flee by repentance, Luke 3:7. The Jews, therefore, who were baptized by him, with the baptism of repentance, did thereby acknowledge that it is but justice in God to punish them for their wickedness unless they repented, and were baptized in token of it. Bp. Pearce proves that this is the sense in which the word δικαιοω is used here and in Psalm 51:4, compared with Job 32:2, and by this evangelist again in Luke 10:29, and Luke 16:15.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 7:29

    The people - The common people.

    That heard him - That heard "John."

    The publicans - The tax-gatherers, the worst kind of people, who had, however, been converted.

    Justified God - Considered God as "just" or "right" in the counsel which he gave by John - to wit, in calling people to repentance, and in denouncing future wrath on the impenitent. Compare Matthew 11:19.

    Being baptized ... - They "showed" that they approved of the message of God by submitting to the ordinance which he commanded - the ordinance of baptism. This verse and the following are not to be considered as the words of "Luke," but the continuation of the discourse of our Lord. He is saying what took place in regard to John. Among the common people he was approved and obeyed among the rich and learned he was despised.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 7:29

    7:29 And all the people - Our Lord continues his discourse: justified God - Owned his wisdom and mercy in thus calling them to repentance, and preparing them for Him that was to come.