Matthew 23:32
Good News Translation
Go on, then, and finish up what your ancestors started!

Contemporary English Version
So keep on doing everything they did.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

New American Bible
now fill up what your ancestors measured out!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

the measure.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.

Numbers 32:14 And behold, said he, you are risen up instead of your fathers, the increase and offspring of sinful men, to augment the fury of the Lord against Israel.

Zechariah 5:6-11 And I said: What is it? And he said: This is a vessel going forth. And he said: This is their eye in all the earth. . . .

Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
31Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of them that killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?…
Cross References
Jeremiah 7:26
And they have not hearkened to me: nor inclined their ear: but have hardened their neck, and have done worse than their fathers.

Jeremiah 32:18
Thou shewest mercy unto thousands, and returnest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: O most mighty, great, and powerful, the Lord of hosts is thy name.

Ezekiel 20:4
If thou judgest them, if thou judgest, O son of man, declare to them the abominations of their fathers.

Matthew 23:31
Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of them that killed the prophets.

Matthew 23:33
You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?

1 Thessalonians 2:16
Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.

Additional Translations
Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your fathers.

You, then, fill up the measure of your fathers.

Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

and ye, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

Fill up the measure of your forefathers' guilt.

Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

and ye -- ye fill up the measure of your fathers.
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