Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And think not 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.

New American Standard Bible

and do not suppose that you can 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

And think 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

And don’t presume to say 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

Don't think you can say to yourselves, "We have father Abraham!' because I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

American Standard Version

and think 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

and do not presume to say to yourselves [as a defense], ‘We have Abraham for our father [so our inheritance assures us of salvation]’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children (descendants) for Abraham.

An Understandable Version

and quit thinking 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

and think 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 to Abraham.

Bible in Basic English

And say not to yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; because I say to you that God is able from these stones to make children for Abraham.

Common New Testament

and do not think 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

and don't pretend to say within your selves, We have Abraham for our father: for I tell you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham:

Darby Translation

And do not think to say within 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

and think not to say among yourselves; We have Abraham, our father; for I say unto you that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not suppose that you can 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

And say not within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father; for I say to you, God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Julia Smith Translation

And think not to say in yourselves we have Abraham a father; for I say to you that God can of these stones raise up children to Abraham.

King James 2000

And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not think 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

and do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And see that you think not to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father': for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Moffatt New Testament

instead of presuming 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

And do not presume to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father'?? tell you that out of these very stones God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham.

NET Bible

and don't think you can 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

and do not think to 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

and think 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

and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for a father; for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham;

The Emphasized Bible

and think not to be saying within yourselves, - As our father, we have, Abraham; for, I say unto you, that God is able, out of these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and think not to say in yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say unto you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And do not think that you can 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

And think 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

and do not imagine that you can 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

and do not presume to say to 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

Don't think to 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

and think not to say within yourselves, 'As a father we have Abraham;' for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Worsley New Testament

"We have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Youngs Literal Translation

and do not think to say in yourselves, A father we have -- 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
And

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

δοκέω 
Dokeo 
Usage: 45

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

References

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

8 Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance. 9 And think not 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. 10 And even now the axe is laid at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.


Cross References

Luke 3:8

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.

Luke 16:24

And having cried out, he said, Father Abraham, be merciful to me, and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame.

John 8:33

They answered to him, We are Abraham's seed, and have been in bondage to no man, ever. How can thou say, Ye will become free?

John 8:53

Are thou greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets died. Who do thou make thyself?

Acts 13:26

Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation was sent.

Romans 4:1

What then will we say Abraham, our father according to flesh, to have found?

Romans 9:7-8

nor, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children, rather, In Isaac a seed will be called for thee.

Ezekiel 33:24

Son of man, those who inhabit those waste places in the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land, but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.

Matthew 8:11-12

And I say to you, that many will come from east and west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of the heavens,

Mark 7:21

For from inside the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts,

Luke 5:22

But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, having responded, he said to them, Why do ye deliberate in your hearts?

Luke 7:39

But when the Pharisee who invited him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would know who and what kind the woman is who touches him, that she is sinful.

Luke 12:17

And he pondered within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have nowhere I will store my crops?

Luke 19:40

And having answered, he said to them, I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out.

John 8:39-40

They answered and said to him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

Acts 15:14

Simeon described how God first came to help, to take from the Gentiles a people for his name.

Romans 4:11-17

And he received the sign of circumcision, as a seal of the righteousness of his faith during uncircumcision, for him to be father of all those who believe during uncircumcision (for righteousness to also be imputed to them),

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

But God chose the foolish things of the world, so that he might humiliate the wise, and God chose the weak things of the world, so that he might humiliate the powerful.

Galatians 3:27-29

For as many as were immersed into Christ have put on Christ.

Galatians 4:22-31

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one from the servant girl, and one from the freewoman.

Ephesians 2:12-13

that ye were at that time independent of Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and alien of the covenants of the promise, having no hope and godless in the world.

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