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

  • Stephende
    Chap.13 tells us that what you assume is not necessarily so. We shall all perish if we don't repent, which is to say that we depend no longer on our assumptions but on the Word of God. It is the most difficult thing, the strait gate and is not for everyone but this is the calling! This is why Jesus came, not to the religious but to the people. He came to criticise, not to cajole. So be it
  • A disciple
    "Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down." Continuing on the subject of why people are "cut down" by accidents, or by crimes; the Lord teaches us very hard things: for He describes those things, as God cutting down fruitless and therefore worthless lives, that only cumber the ground.
  • A disciple
    "...but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." This is may seem hard to accept, since so much of the way we were raised to think; how that our character and behaviors have consequences; thereby many think because they are not as bad as others, that they don't deserve it. But they leave out the whole truth about whether at all they are reconciled to God by repentance, and so truly safe.
  • Irene123
    correction - Search the scriptures - Jn. 5:39
  • Irene123
    Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life - Matt 5:39; they searched the scriptures daily .....; Acts 17:11
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 13:3 "Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin." MY MY MY! WE MUST ASK OURSELVES HOW MANY TIMES DID WE SPEAK RASHLY AND IT HELP OUR SITUATIONS??? WE ALL ARE GUILTY OF USING OUR DEADLY TONGUE IN A HARSH WAY CAUSE OF FEELINGS GETTING HURT OR HAVING DEEP ROOTED BITTERNESS! James 3:8 "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless

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