Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Do ye therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to, say in yourselves, We have a father A braham : for I say to you, That God is able to raise children to Abraham of these stones.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

King James Version

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Holman Bible

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. And don’t start saying to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

International Standard Version

Produce fruit that is consistent with repentance! Don't begin to say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

A Conservative Version

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have a father, Abraham. For I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

American Standard Version

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Amplified

Therefore produce fruit that is worthy of [and consistent with your] repentance [that is, live changed lives, turn from sin and seek God and His righteousness]. And do not even begin to say to yourselves [as a defense], ‘We have Abraham for our father [and so our heritage assures us of salvation]’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children (descendants) for Abraham [for God can replace the unrepentant, regardless of their heritage, with those who are obedient].

An Understandable Version

Demonstrate by your lives that you have [really] repented, and quit saying to yourselves, 'We claim Abraham as our forefather,' because I tell you, God is able to make Abraham's children out of these stones.

Anderson New Testament

Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance. And begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.

Bible in Basic English

Make clear by your acts that your hearts have been changed; and do not say to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children of Abraham.

Common New Testament

Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let your actions therefore show your repentance, and don't pretend to say within yourselves, "we have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Darby Translation

Produce therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for our father, for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Godbey New Testament

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say among yourselves; We have Abraham our father.

Goodspeed New Testament

Then produce fruit that will be consistent with your professed repentance! And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you, God can produce descendants for Abraham right out of these stones!

John Wesley New Testament

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and say not within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father; for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

King James 2000

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance! And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham [as] father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

Modern King James verseion

Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Bring forth due fruits of repentance; And begin not to say in yourselves, we have Abraham to our father. For I say unto you: God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Moffatt New Testament

Now, produce fruits that answer to your repentance, instead of beginning to say to yourselves, 'We have a father in Abraham.' I tell you, God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

Montgomery New Testament

Then bring forth fruit befitting your penitence, and do not begin to say to yourselves, "We have Abraham as our father." I tell you that God is able to raise up sons to Abraham out of these stones.

NET Bible

Therefore produce fruit that proves your repentance, and don't begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones!

New Heart English Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Noyes New Testament

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Sawyer New Testament

Bear fruits, therefore, worthy of a change of mind. And say not within yourselves, We have Abraham for a father; for I tell you that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

The Emphasized Bible

Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to be saying within yourselves, As our father, we have, Abraham; for, I say unto you - God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Produce then fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say in yourselves, We have a father, even Abraham; for I say unto you, That God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your lives, then, prove your repentance; and do not begin to say among yourselves 'Abraham is our ancestor,' for I tell you that out of these very stones God is able to raise descendants for Abraham!

Webster

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament

Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.

Williams New Testament

Produce, then, fruit that is consistent with the repentance that you profess, and do not even begin to say within yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you, God can raise up descendants for Abraham even out of these stones.

World English Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!

Worrell New Testament

Produce, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance; and begin not to say within yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Worsley New Testament

Bring forth therefore fruits becoming penitents, and do not say within yourselves, "We have Abraham for our father," for I tell you that God can of these stones raise up children to Abraham.

Youngs Literal Translation

make, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have a father -- Abraham; for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

ἄξιος 
Axios 
Usage: 28

μετάνοια 
metanoia 
Usage: 19

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἄρχομαι 
Archomai 
Usage: 69

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

to say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

We have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

G11
Ἀβραάμ 
Abraam 
Usage: 54

to
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

is able
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

λίθος 
Lithos 
Usage: 41

to raise up
ἐγείρω 
Egeiro 
Usage: 101

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

7 Then said he to the crowds coming out to he immersed by him, Generation of vipers, who indicated to you to flee from the anger about to come 8 Do ye therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to, say in yourselves, We have a father A braham : for I say to you, That God is able to raise children to Abraham of these stones. 9 And also the axe is already laid at the root of the trees: therefore every tree not making good fruit is cut down, and cast into fire.


Cross References

John 8:33

They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never served any; how sayest thou, That ye shall be free?

Acts 26:20

But to them in Damascus first, and Jerusalem, and all the country of Judea, and to the nations, announcing to change the mind, and to turn back to God, doing works worthy of change of mind.

Romans 4:16

Therefore of faith, that according to grace; the promise to be firm to all the seed; not to that of the law only, but also to that of the faith of Abraham; who is father of us all,

Joshua 4:3-8

And command ye them, saying, Take up to you from hence out of the midst of Jordan from the firm standing of the feet of the priests, twelve stones, and pass them over with you, and deposit them in the lodging place where ye shall remain in it the night.

Isaiah 1:16-18

Wash ye, cleanse yourselves: turn away evil from your doings from before mine eyes; leave off the evil;

Isaiah 48:1-2

Hear this, ye house of Jacob, being called by the name of Israel, and from the water of Judah they came forth swearing by the name of Jehovah, and by the God of Israel they shall bring to remembrance, not in truth and not in justice.

Jeremiah 7:4-10

Ye shall not trust to yourselves to words of falsehood, saving, The temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah are they.

Ezekiel 18:27-31

And in the unjust one turning back from his injustice which he did; and he will do judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive.

Matthew 8:11-12

And I say to you, That many shall come from the sunrising and the descents, and shall recline with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 21:43

For this I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation doing its fruits.

Luke 13:28-29

Weeping shall be there and gnashing of teeth, when ye see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you cast without.

Luke 16:23-31

And in hades, having lifted up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham from far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Luke 19:40

And having answered, he said to them, I say to you that if these should be silent, the stones shall cry out.

John 8:39

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our Father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye had done Abraham's works.

Romans 9:7

Neither that the seed of Abraham, are all children: but, In Isaac shall the seed be called to thee.

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

For grief according to God works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but grief of the world works death.

Galatians 3:28-29

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor free, there is neither male and female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 5:22-24

And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

Philippians 1:11

Filled with the fruits of justice, by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Hebrews 6:7-8

For the earth drinking the rain coming often upon it, and bringing forth the vegetable fitting well to them by whom it is cultivated, receives commendation from God:

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