New American Standard Bible
There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, Yet is not washed from his filthiness.
King James Bible
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
Darby Bible Translation
there is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness;
World English Bible
There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.
Young's Literal Translation
A generation -- pure in their own eyes, But from their own filth not washed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Pharisee temper (compare the marginal reference).
LibraryParable of the Pharisee and Publican.
^C Luke XVIII. 9-14. ^c 9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought [It is commonly said that this parable teaches humility in prayer, but the preface and conclusion (see verse 14) show that it is indeed to set forth generally the difference between self-righteousness and humility, and that an occasion of prayer is chosen because it best illustrates the point which the Lord desired to teach. The parable shows that …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
Vehicles of Revelation; Scripture, the Church, Tradition.
Concerning the Scriptures.
"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.
"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.
"How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals '? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways,
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