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Matthew 23:30

    Matthew 23:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in the blood of the prophets.

    Webster's Revision

    and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    World English Bible

    and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 23:30

    We would not have been partakers - They imagined themselves much better than their ancestors; but our Lord, who knew what they would do, uncovers their hearts, and shows them that they are about to be more abundantly vile than all who had ever preceded them.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 23:30

    And say ... - This they professed to say by rebuilding their tombs. They also, probably, publicly expressed their disapprobation of the conduct of their fathers. All this, in building and ornamenting tombs, was a profession of extraordinary piety. Our Lord showed them it was mere pretence.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 23:30

    23:30 We would not have been partakers - So ye make fair professions, as did your fathers.