Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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.

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, We have Abraham for our forefather; for I tell you, God is able to raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones!

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.

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 let your lives prove your change of heart; 9 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. 10 And already the axe is lying at the root of the trees, so that every tree which does not produce good fruit will quickly be hewn down and thrown into the fire.


Cross References

Luke 3:8

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.

Luke 16:24

So he cried aloud, and said, "'Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'

John 8:33

"We are descendants of Abraham," they answered, "and have never at any time been in slavery to any one. What do those words of yours mean, 'You shall become free'?"

John 8:53

Are you really greater than our forefather Abraham? For he died. And the prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"

Acts 13:26

"Brethren, descendants of the family of Abraham, and all among you who fear God, to us has this Message of salvation been sent.

Romans 4:1

What then shall we say that Abraham, our earthly forefather, has gained?

Romans 9:7-8

nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."

Romans 9:7

nor because they are Abraham's true children. But the promise was "Through Isaac shall your posterity be reckoned."

Matthew 8:11-12

And I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west and will recline at table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of the Heavens,

Mark 7:21

For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,

Luke 5:22

Well aware of their reasonings, Jesus answered their questions by asking in turn, "What is this that you are debating in your hearts?

Luke 7:39

Noticing this, the Pharisee, His host, said to himself, "This man, if he were really a Prophet, would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching him--and would know that she is an immoral woman."

Luke 12:17

and he debated within himself, saying, "'What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'

Luke 19:40

"I tell you," He replied, "that if *they* became silent, the very stones would cry out."

John 8:39-40

"Our father is Abraham," they said. "If you were Abraham's children," replied Jesus, "it is Abraham's deeds that you would be doing.

Acts 15:14

Symeon has related how God first looked graciously on the Gentiles to take from among them a People to be called by His name.

Romans 4:11-17

Before, not after. And he received circumcision as a sign, a mark attesting the reality of the faith-righteousness which was his while still uncircumcised, that he might be the forefather of all those who believe even though they are uncircumcised--in order that this righteousness might be placed to their credit;

1 Corinthians 1:27-28

But God has chosen the things which the world regards as foolish, in order to put its wise men to shame; and God has chosen the things which the world regards as destitute of influence, in order to put its powerful things to shame;

Galatians 3:27-29

for all of you who have been baptized into Christ, have clothed yourselves with Christ.

Galatians 4:22-31

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave-girl and one by the free woman.

Ephesians 2:12-13

At that time you were living apart from Christ, estranged from the Commonwealth of Israel, with no share by birth in the Covenants which are based on the Promises, and you had no hope and no God, in all the world.

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