Luke 12:57

“Yea, and why euen of your selues iudge ye not what is right?”

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Other Translations

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- King James Version

"And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why are you, in your hearts, unable to be judges of what is right?
- Basic English Bible

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- Darby Bible

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- Webster's Bible

Why, too, do you not of yourselves arrive at just conclusions?
- Weymouth Bible

Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
- World English Bible

But what and of you silf ye demen not that that is iust?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And why, also, of yourselves, judge ye not what is righteous?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:57


12:57 Why even of yourselves, without any external sign, judge ye not what is right? - Why do ye not discern and acknowledge the intrinsic excellence of my doctrine?


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:57


Lu 12:57 Why even of yourselves? Why not judge what is right without any external signs?

Discussion for Luke 12

  • BSP
    Verse 4~ The worst thing another human can do to us is to put us to death. Our everlasting life lies in the hands of Jehovah God and it is to him that we should be faithful and loyal to in everything.
  • A disciple
    "..hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?" Our life in this present evil world is a probationary period until the Day of Reckoning and Eternal Judgment. Good discernment orders its life with a view toward that day in hope of finding mercy, acceptance and salvation.
  • A disciple
    "..Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." We repent of our sins and begin from that day forward to live with our back to the world and all our old ways, and start reading our Bibles every day, and change our behavior. Over time we experience all outward show being burned up.
  • Eutychus
    Vs. 47, servant beaten with many stripes...Vs. 48, servant beaten with few stripes. Differences of punishment, according to behavior. Hebrews 11:35, "and others were tortured, NOT ACCEPT ING DELIVERANCE; that they might OBTAIN A BETTER RESURRECTION:" Differences of reward...All this makes our casual attitude toward spiritual life, something of a concern. Will we be rewarded big, or rewarded small?
  • Servant of God
    There is division on earth, as Yeshusa has said he brings to earth, because his message is pure doctrine of the Father. The wedding from which he returns is a union unbreakable with the Father. Few on earth are prepared as represented by one who built greater barns to contain his stuff but was not rich toward God. This very day your Soul is required of you by the Father, blessed be He, always
  • A disciple
    Avigayil; You bring up a very important point; which, unfortunately, is too much neglected in the most elementary teaching of Christians. A parable is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point (Collins Dictionary). Jesus said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?"

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