Luke 13:3

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I tell you, Nay: but except yee repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.
- Basic English Bible

No, I say to you, but if ye repent not, ye shall all perish in the same manner.
- Darby Bible

I tell you, No; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
- Webster's Bible

I tell you, certainly not. On the contrary, if you are not penitent you will all perish as they did.
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.
- World English Bible

Y seie to you, nay; alle ye schulen perische in lijk manere, but ye han penaunce.
- Wycliffe Bible

No -- I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye even so shall perish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 13:3

13:3 Ye shall all likewise perish - All ye of Galilee and of Jerusalem shall perish in the very same manner. So the Greek word implies. And so they did. There was a remarkable resemblance between the fate of these Galileans and of the main body of the Jewish nation; the flower of which was slain at Jerusalem by the Roman sword, while they were assembled at one of their great festivals. And many thousands of them perished in the temple itself, and were literally buried under its ruins.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 13:3

Lu 13:3 I tell you, Nay. He does not deny that they were sinners, but that they were greater sinners than others. Except ye repent. All were so great sinners that only repentance could save them. It was only a generation until the words of the Lord were strikingly fulfilled. The impenitent Jewish nation was destroyed by the Roman sword, as were those Galileans.

Discussion for Luke 13

  • Arley3
    Romans 7:23 tells us about the law of sin. Romans 10:9-13 tells us how to be delivered (saved) from this law of sin. When you heart desires sin but your mind tells you sin is wrong, call on the name of Jesus. Ask for the experience of Acts 2. This is the deliverance. Acts 2:16
  • Sylvia
    Roman 10:9, That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised HIM from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED.

    God reads our hearts and he knows whether or not if we are sincere.
  • Arley3
    Just knowing who Jesus is (Luke 13:26) doesn't save any one. Just believing that he will save you doesn't save anyone (Luke 13:26). If you are working iniquity (Luke 13:27), except to be weeping and gnashing teeth (Luke 13:28). That is unless you repent (Luke 13:3
  • Anna
    Irene: No contradiction. Reading the bible will not save us. We can read it with a prayer that God will feed us with what we need. There are people who repent just before death who have never read the bible. (the thief on the cross) Someone with the holy spirit can preach to them. First the law and then to a broken and contrite heart- the forgiveness of sins.
  • Irene123
    Anna - first you agreed with Steph, then you disagreed with him; you've got me confused. Do we need to read the Bible or not?
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, please read Luke 13:27-30 and Matthew 20:16 "Many will be called, few will be chosen"
    Don't let this be you. Furthermore, in your attempt to sway me from the truth you may just be causing a weaker one to fall. I believe God said "Woe to you" in this case. You have not made an impression on me. I will leave you to your unbelief and hope the Lord will deliver you from your deception.

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