Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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 and escape from the wrath and indignation [of God against disobedience] that is coming?

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?

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?

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 being baptized by him in the Jordan River while they confessed their sins. 7 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? 8 Produce fruit that is consistent with repentance!


Cross References

Matthew 12:34

You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart.

Matthew 23:33

You snakes, you children of serpents! How can you escape being condemned to hell?

1 Thessalonians 1:10

and to wait for his Son whom he raised from the dead to come back from heaven. This Jesus is the one who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Matthew 22:23

That same day some Sadducees, who claim there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him,

Matthew 16:6

Jesus told them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"

Matthew 16:11-12

How can you fail to understand that I wasn't talking to you about bread? Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"

Acts 5:17

Then the high priest and all those from the sect of the Sadducees who were with him were filled with jealousy. So they went out,

Acts 23:6-9

When Paul saw that some of them were Sadducees and others were Pharisees, he shouted in the Council, "Brothers, I'm a Pharisee and a descendant of Pharisees. I'm on trial concerning the hope that the dead will be resurrected."

Romans 1:18

For God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth.

Romans 5:9

Now that we have been justified by his blood, how much more will we be saved from wrath through him!

Genesis 3:15

"I'll place hostility between you and the woman, between your offspring and her offspring. He'll strike you on the head, and you'll strike him on the heel."

Psalm 58:3-6

The wicked go astray from the womb; they go astray, telling lies even from birth.

Isaiah 57:3-4

"But as for you, come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

Jeremiah 6:10

To whom will I speak and give a warning so they'll listen? Look, their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. Look, this message from the LORD is contemptible to them; they don't delight in it.

Jeremiah 51:6

Flee from Babylon, and each of you, escape with your life! Don't be destroyed because of her guilt, for it's time for the LORD's vengeance. He is paying back what is due to her.

Ezekiel 3:18-21

"So when I say to a wicked person, "You're about to die,' if you don't warn or instruct that wicked person that his behavior is wicked so he can live, that wicked person will die in his sin, but I'll hold you responsible for his death.

Ezekiel 33:3-7

and if he notices that violence is approaching and sounds an alarm to warn the people,

Matthew 5:20

because I tell you, unless your righteousness greatly exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom from heaven!"

Matthew 12:24

But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."

Matthew 15:12

Then the disciples came and asked him, "Do you realize that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and planned how to trap Jesus in conversation.

Matthew 22:34

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they met together in the same place.

Matthew 23:13-28

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door to the kingdom from heaven in people's faces. You don't go in yourselves, and you don't allow those who are trying to enter to go in.

Mark 7:3-5

(The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.

Mark 8:15

Jesus had been warning them, "Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"

Mark 12:13

Then they sent some Pharisees and some Herodians to him, intending to trap him in what he said.

Mark 12:18

Then some Sadducees, who claim there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him,

Luke 3:7-9

John would say to the crowds that were coming out to be baptized by him, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Luke 7:30

But the Pharisees and the experts in the Law rejected God's plan for themselves by refusing to be baptized by John.

Luke 11:39-44

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil.

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who love money, had been listening to all this and began to ridicule Jesus.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

John 1:24

Now those men had been sent from the Pharisees.

John 7:45-49

Then the officers returned to the high priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him?"

John 8:44

You belong to your father the Devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 9:40

Some of the Pharisees who were near him overheard this and asked him, "We aren't blind, too, are we?"

Acts 4:1-2

While they were speaking to the people, the priests, the commander of the Temple guards, and the Sadducees came to them.

Acts 15:5

But some believers from the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, "The gentiles must be circumcised and ordered to keep the Law of Moses."

Acts 20:31

So be alert! Remember that for three years, night and day, I never stopped tearfully warning each of you.

Acts 26:5

They have known for a long time, if they would but testify to it, that I lived as a Pharisee, adhering to the standards of our strictest religious party.

2 Thessalonians 1:9-10

Such people will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction by being separated from the Lord's presence and from his glorious power

Hebrews 6:18

so that by these two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to prove false, we who have taken refuge in him might be encouraged to seize the hope set before us.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, reverently prepared an ark to save his family, and by faith he condemned the world and inherited the righteousness that comes by faith.

1 John 3:10

This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.

Revelation 6:16-17

They told the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb.

Revelation 12:9-10

The huge dragon was hurled down. That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, along with its angels.

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