Luke 3:8
Good News Translation
Do those things that will show that you have turned from your sins. And don't start saying among yourselves that Abraham is your ancestor. I tell you that God can take these rocks and make descendants for Abraham!

Contemporary English Version
Do something to show that you really have given up your sins. Don't start saying you belong to Abraham's family. God can turn these stones into children for Abraham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

fruits.

Isaiah 1:16-18 Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes, cease to do perversely, . . .

Ezekiel 18:27-31 And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive. . . .

Acts 26:20 But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. . . .

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, . . .

Philippians 1:11 Filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Hebrews 6:7,8 For the earth, that drinketh in the rain which cometh often upon it and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is tilled, receiveth blessing from God. . . .

worthy of.

Luke 13:28,29 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth; when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God: and you yourselves thrust out. . . .

Luke 16:23-31 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom: . . .

Isaiah 48:1,2 Hear ye these things, O house of Jacob, you that are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Juda, you who swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in justice. . . .

Jeremiah 7:4-10 Trust not in lying words, saying: The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, it is the temple of the Lord. . . .

John 8:33 They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

Romans 4:16 Therefore is it of faith, that according to grace the promise might be firm to all the seed: not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Romans 9:7 Neither are all they that are the seed of Abraham, children: but in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

of these.

Luke 19:40 To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

Joshua 4:3-8 And command them to take out of the midst of the Jordan, where the feet of the priests stood, twelve very hard stones, which you shall set in the place of the camp, where you shall pitch your tents this night. . . .

Matthew 8:11,12 And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: . . .

Matthew 21:43 Therefore I say to you that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof.

Galatians 3:28,29 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. . . .

Context
The Mission of John the Baptist
7He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham. 9For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 33:24
Son of man, they that dwell in these ruinous 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 in possession.

Matthew 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.

Matthew 3:9
And think not 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.

Luke 5:21
And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

Luke 13:25
But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are.

Luke 13:26
Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy presence: and thou hast taught in our streets.

Luke 14:9
And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this man place. And then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place.

Luke 16:24
And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

Luke 16:30
But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.

Luke 19:9
Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

John 8:33
They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham: and we have never been slaves to any man. How sayest thou: You shall be free?

Acts 26:20
But to them first that are at Damascus and at Jerusalem, and unto all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles did I preach, that they should do penance and turn to God, doing works worthy of penance.

Additional Translations
Therefore produce fruit worthy of repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

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

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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;
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