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Bible in Basic English

But when he saw a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?

New American Standard Bible

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

King James Version

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Holman Bible

When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

International Standard Version

But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

A Conservative Version

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, Ye offspring of vipers, who showed you to flee from the coming wrath?

American Standard Version

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Amplified

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the [divine] wrath and judgment to come?

An Understandable Version

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to be immersed, John said to them, "You children of snakes, who warned you to run away from the coming wrath [of God]?

Anderson New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them: Generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the coining wrath?

Common New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Daniel Mace New Testament

but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadduces come to his baptism, he said to them, "Ye brood of vipers, who has warned you to fly from the wrath to come?

Darby Translation

But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Godbey New Testament

And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them; O generations of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Goodspeed New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the wrath that is coming?

John Wesley New Testament

But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Ye serpents, ye brood of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Julia Smith Translation

And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has indicated to you to flee from the wrath about to come?

King James 2000

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [when he] saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Modern King James verseion

But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When he saw many of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, "O generation of vipers, who hath taught you to flee from the vengeance to come?

Moffatt New Testament

But when he noticed a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who told you to flee from the coming Wrath?

Montgomery New Testament

But when John saw that many of the Pharisees and Sadducees were coming for baptism, he said: "O brood of vipers! Who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

NET Bible

But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

New Heart English Bible

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Noyes New Testament

But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to be baptized, he said to them, Brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Sawyer New Testament

And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come for the baptism, he said to them; Offspring of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

The Emphasized Bible

But, seeing, many of the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming unto his immersion, he said to them, - Broods of vipers! who suggested to you, to be fleeing from the coming wrath?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, O ye broods of vipers! who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Twentieth Century New Testament

When, however, John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to receive his baptism, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who has prompted you to seek refuge from the coming judgment?

Webster

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Weymouth New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he exclaimed, "O vipers' brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Williams New Testament

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to escape from the wrath that is coming?

World English Bible

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Worrell New Testament

But, seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his immersion, he said to them, "Broods of vipers! who warned you to flee from the coming wrath!

Worsley New Testament

But when he saw many of the pharisees and sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Youngs Literal Translation

And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, 'Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

when he saw
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

of the Pharisees
Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

and

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

Σαδδουκαῖος 
Saddoukaios 
Usage: 12

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

his

Usage: 0

βάπτισμα 
Baptisma 
Usage: 14

he said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824


Usage: 0

γέννημα 
Gennema 
Usage: 3

of vipers
ἔχιδνα 
Echidna 
Usage: 3

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ὑποδείκνυμι 
Hupodeiknumi 
Usage: 3

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

to flee
φεύγω 
Pheugo 
Usage: 23

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the wrath
ὀργή 
Orge 
Usage: 35

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

6 And they were given baptism by him in the river Jordan, saying openly that they had done wrong. 7 But when he saw a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come? 8 Let your change of heart be seen in your works:


Cross References

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.

Matthew 23:33

You snakes, offspring of snakes, how will you be kept from the punishment of hell?

1 Thessalonians 1:10

Waiting for his Son from heaven, who came back from the dead, even Jesus, our Saviour from the wrath to come.

Matthew 22:23

On the same day there came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no coming back from the dead: and they put a question to him, saying,

Matthew 16:6

And Jesus said to them, Take care to have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 16:11-12

How is it that you do not see that I was not talking to you about bread, but about keeping away from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

Acts 5:17

But the high priest and those who were with him (the Sadducees) were full of envy,

Acts 23:6-9

But when Paul saw that half of them were Sadducees and the rest Pharisees, he said in the Sanhedrin, Brothers, I am a Pharisee, and the son of Pharisees: I am here to be judged on the question of the hope of the coming back from the dead.

Romans 1:18

For there is a revelation of the wrath of God from heaven against all the wrongdoing and evil thoughts of men who keep down what is true by wrongdoing;

Romans 5:9

Much more, if we now have righteousness by his blood, will salvation from the wrath of God come to us through him.

Genesis 3:15

And there will be war between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed: by him will your head be crushed and by you his foot will be wounded.

Psalm 58:3-6

The evil-doers are strange from the first; from the hour of their birth they go out of the true way, saying false words.

Isaiah 57:3-4

But come near, you sons of her who is wise in secret arts, the seed of her who is false to her husband, and of the loose woman.

Isaiah 59:5

They give birth to snake's eggs, and make spider's threads: whoever takes their eggs for food comes to his death, and the egg which is crushed becomes a poison-snake.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom am I to give word, witnessing so that they may take note? see, their ears are stopped, and they are not able to give attention: see, the word of the Lord has been a cause of shame to them, they have no delight in it.

Jeremiah 51:6

Go in flight out of Babylon, so that every man may keep his life; do not be cut off in her evil-doing: for it is the time of the Lord's punishment; he will give her her reward.

Ezekiel 3:18-21

When I say to the evil-doer, Death will certainly be your fate; and you give him no word of it and say nothing to make clear to the evil-doer the danger of his evil way, so that he may be safe; that same evil man will come to death in his evil-doing; but I will make you responsible for his blood.

Ezekiel 33:3-7

If, when he sees the sword coming on the land, by sounding the horn he gives the people news of their danger;

Matthew 5:20

For I say to you, If your righteousness is not greater than the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never go into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 12:24

But the Pharisees, hearing of it, said, This man only sends evil spirits out of men by Beelzebub, the ruler of evil spirits.

Matthew 15:12

Then the disciples came and said to him, Did you see that the Pharisees were troubled when these words came to their ears?

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and had a meeting to see how they might make use of his words to take him.

Matthew 22:34

But the Pharisees, hearing how the mouths of the Sadducees had been stopped, came together;

Matthew 23:13-28

But a curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you are shutting the kingdom of heaven against men: for you do not go in yourselves, and those who are going in, you keep back.

Mark 7:3-5

Now the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not take food without washing their hands with care, keeping the old rule which has been handed down to them:

Mark 8:15

And he said to them, Take care to be on the watch against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

Mark 12:13

Then they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and the Herodians, so that they might make use of his words to take him by a trick.

Mark 12:18

And there came to him Sadducees, who say there is no coming back from the dead; and they put a question to him, saying,

Luke 3:7-9

So he said to the people who went out to him for baptism: You offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?

Luke 7:30

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were against the purpose of God for themselves, not having had his baptism.)

Luke 11:39-44

And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees, who had a great love of money, hearing these things, were making sport of him.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.

John 1:24

Those who had been sent came from the Pharisees.

John 7:45-49

Then the servants went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, Why have you not got him with you?

John 8:44

You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the true way because there is no true thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is false and the father of what is false.

John 9:40

These words came to the ears of the Pharisees who were with him and they said to him, Are we, then, blind?

Acts 4:1-2

And while they were talking to the people, the priests and the captain of the Temple and the Sadducees came up to them,

Acts 15:5

But some of the Pharisees, who were of the faith, got up and said, It is necessary for these to have circumcision and to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 20:31

So keep watch, having in mind that for three years without resting I was teaching every one of you, day and night, with weeping.

Acts 26:5

And they are able to say, if they would give witness, that I was living as a Pharisee, in that division of our religion which is most regular in the keeping of the law.

2 Thessalonians 1:9-10

Whose reward will be eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,

Hebrews 6:18

So that we, who have gone in flight from danger to the hope which has been put before us, may have a strong comfort in two unchanging things, in which it is not possible for God to be false;

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being moved by the fear of God, made ready an ark for the salvation of his family, because God had given him news of things which were not seen at the time; and through it the world was judged by him, and he got for his heritage the righteousness which is by faith.

1 John 3:10

In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God.

Revelation 6:16-17

And they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Come down on us, covering us from the face of him who is seated on the high seat, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Revelation 12:9-10

And the great dragon was forced down, the old snake, who is named the Evil One and Satan, by whom all the earth is turned from the right way; he was forced down to the earth, and his angels were forced down with him.

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