New American Standard Bible
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
King James Bible
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Darby Bible Translation
(And all the people who heard it, and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptised with the baptism of John;
World English Bible
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John's baptism.
Young's Literal Translation
And all the people having heard, and the tax-gatherers, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The people - The common people.
That heard him - That heard "John."
The publicans - The tax-gatherers, the worst kind of people, who had, however, been converted.
Justified God - Considered God as "just" or "right" in the counsel which he gave by John - to wit, in calling people to repentance, and in denouncing future wrath on the impenitent. Compare Matthew 11:19.
Being baptized ... - They "showed" that they approved of the message of God by submitting to the ordinance which he commanded - the ordinance of baptism. This verse and the following are not to be considered as the words of "Luke," but the continuation of the discourse of our Lord. He is saying what took place in regard to John. Among the common people he was approved and obeyed among the rich and learned he was despised.
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'The Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of Him.' --LUKE vii. 30. Our Lord has just been pouring unstinted praise on the head of John the Baptist. The eulogium was tenderly timed, for it followed, and was occasioned by the expression, through messengers, of John's doubts of Christ's Messiahship. Lest these should shake the people's confidence in the Forerunner, and make them think of him as weak and shifting, Christ speaks of him in the glowing …
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Liii. The Contemplation of Death.
"For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
"Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.
"For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
"I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
"Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
"But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
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