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Matthew 22:18

    Matthew 22:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt you me, you hypocrites?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of me, ye hypocrites?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But Jesus saw their trick and said, Oh false ones, why are you attempting to put me in the wrong?

    Webster's Revision

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of me, ye hypocrites?

    World English Bible

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:18

    Jesus perceived their wickedness - This must have been done by his power of searching the heart, and proves that he was omniscient.

    No more man has the power of discerning the motives of others.

    Tempt ye me - Try me, or endeavor to lead me into difficulty by an insidious question.

    Hypocrites - Dissemblers. Professing to be candid inquirers, when their only object was to lead into difficulty. See the notes at Matthew 6:2.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:18

    22:18 Ye hypocrites - Pretending a scruple of conscience.