New International Version
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.
King James Bible
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall put you out of the synagogues; but the hour is coming that every one who kills you will think to render service to God;
World English Bible
They will put you out of the synagogues. Yes, the time comes that whoever kills you will think that he offers service to God.
Young's Literal Translation
out of the synagogues they will put you; but an hour doth come, that every one who hath killed you, may think to offer service unto God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They shall put you out of the synagogues - They will excommunicate you, and consider you as execrable, and utterly unworthy to hold any commerce with God by religion; or with man by civil fellowship. See on John 9:22 (note). In these excommunications they were spoiled of all their substance, see Ezra 10:8, and see also Hebrews 10:34, and deprived of their character, their influence, and every necessary of life. Though the Jewish people had the most humane laws, yet they were a most vindictive and cruel people.
That whosoever killeth you, etc. - This Paul found; for more than forty Jews bound themselves under a curse that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed him, Acts 23:12, Acts 23:13; and agreeably to this, it is said, in that Tract of the Talmud which is entitled Bammidbar, R. xxi. ad. Numbers 25:13 : "He who sheds the blood of the ungodly, is equal to him who brings an offering to God." What the Zealots did is notorious in history. They butchered any person, in cold blood, who, they pretended to believe, was an enemy to God, to the law, or to Moses; and thought they were fulfilling the will of God by these human sacrifices. We had the same kind of sacrifices here in the time of our Popish Queen Mary. May God ever save our state from the Stuarts!
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Eversley, third Sunday after Easter. 1862. St John xvi. 16. "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." Divines differ, and, perhaps, have always differed, about the meaning of these words. Some think that our Lord speaks in them of His death and resurrection. Others that He speaks of His ascension and coming again in glory. I cannot decide which is right. I dare not decide. It is a very solemn thing--too solemn …
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Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at his word: "Your own people who hate you, and exclude you because of my name, have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy!' Yet they will be put to shame.
"Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered.
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
"Woman," Jesus replied, "believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue.
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