New Living Translation
Then you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would never have joined them in killing the prophets.'
King James Bible
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Darby Bible Translation
and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
World English Bible
and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
Young's Literal Translation
and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:30 We would not have been partakers - So ye make fair professions, as did your fathers.
LibraryAmong the People, and with the Pharisees
It would have been difficult to proceed far either in Galilee or in Judaea without coming into contact with an altogether peculiar and striking individuality, differing from all around, and which would at once arrest attention. This was the Pharisee. Courted or feared, shunned or flattered, reverently looked up to or laughed at, he was equally a power everywhere, both ecclesiastically and politically, as belonging to the most influential, the most zealous, and the most closely-connected religions …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
The General Service to a Prophet.
Liberty of Conscience Threatened
Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
"What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you build tombs for the prophets your ancestors killed, and you decorate the monuments of the godly people your ancestors destroyed.
"But in saying that, you testify against yourselves that you are indeed the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.
1 Corinthians 10:18
Think about the people of Israel. Weren't they united by eating the sacrifices at the altar?
2 Corinthians 1:7
We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.
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