Luke 11:46

“And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Woe vnto you also ye lawyers: for ye lade men with burdens grieuous to be borne, and ye your selues touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He said, "Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for while other men are crushed under the weight of the rules you make for them, you yourselves do not put so much as one finger to them.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, To you also woe, doctors of the law, for ye lay upon men burdens heavy to bear, and yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Woe to you also, ye lawyers, for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
- Webster's Bible

Alas too for you expounders of the Law! replied Jesus, "for you load men with cumbrous burdens which you yourselves will not touch with one of your fingers.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "Woe to you lawyers also! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.
- World English Bible

And he seide, Also wo to you, wise men of lawe, for ye chargen men with birthuns which thei moun not bere, and ye you silf with youre o fyngur touchen not the heuynessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said, `And to you, the lawyers, wo! because ye burden men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves with one of your fingers do not touch the burdens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 11:46

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 46
    Dear Elaine, these lwayers were Scribes, the scribblers of Law and they added tradition and human doctrine to it which made life more miserable for the followers of Law but they themselves did not practised what they preached.So such are those that in any position of authority, it might be a parent, a pastor, a husband etcetera looking out for the benefit of their own interests yet they would never accept the conditions if tables were turned.Jesus was teaching us all through these teachings how to have inner purity, To love others as we love ourselves, for that reason alone He died for us all, without a lack of mercy for the haters, the sceptics, the antiChrist, the selfish etc.
  • Elaine Thompson for verse 46
    I tryna figure out the meaning

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