Luke 11:46
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English Standard Version
And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

King James Bible
And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

American Standard Version
And he said, Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear, and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.

English Revised Version
And he said, Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Woe to you also, ye lawyers, for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

Weymouth New Testament
"Alas too for you expounders of the Law!" replied Jesus, "for you load men with cumbrous burdens which you yourselves will not touch with one of your fingers.

Luke 11:46 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Also (καὶ)

Emphatic. "Even or also unto you lawyers, woe." Note the article as in the address to the Pharisees (Luke 11:43): You, the lawyers.

Ye lade

Compare heavy laden, Matthew 11:28.

Grievous to be borne (δυσβάστακτα)

Only here and Matthew 23:4.

Touch (προσψαύετε)

Only here in New Testament. A technical term in medicine for feeling gently a sore part of the body, or the pulse. Matthew 23:4, has κινῆσαι, move.

Luke 11:46 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Woe.

Isaiah 10:1 Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;

Matthew 23:2-4 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat...

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

ye yourselves.

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free...

Cross References
Matthew 22:35
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.

Matthew 23:4
They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.

Luke 11:45
One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also."

Luke 11:52
Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."

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