Luke 16:31

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said vnto him, If they heare not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be perswaded, though one rose from the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, If they will not give attention to Moses and the prophets, they will not be moved even if someone comes back from the dead.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, not even if one rise from among [the] dead will they be persuaded.
- Darby Bible

And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one shall rise from the dead.
- Webster's Bible

`If they are deaf to Moses and the Prophets,' replied Abraham, `they would not be led to believe even if some one should rise from the dead.'
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'
- World English Bible

And he seide to hym, If thei heren not Moises and prophetis, nethir if ony of deed men rise ayen, thei schulen bileue to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to him, If Moses and the prophets they do not hear, neither if one may rise out of the dead will they be persuaded.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:31


16:31 Neither will they be persuaded - Truly to repent: for this implies an entire change of heart: but a thousand apparitions cannot, effect this. God only can, applying his word.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:31


Lu 16:31 Neither will they be persuaded, etc. This was demonstrated in the case of Jesus himself. The Jews refused to accept Christ, though Moses and the prophets testified of him. They asked for a sign, and "the sign of the prophet Jonah" (Mt 12:39 16:4; Lu 11:29,30), his resurrection from the dead, was given. Still they refused to repent. Unbelief is due, not to a lack of evidence, but to a rebellious heart. The seat of skepticism is in the moral nature.

Discussion for Luke 16:31

  • Jennifer Perrin for verse 31
    I have found myself to be guilty of such a crime towards my sister-in-law and heer husband. They tend to do eveerything the biblle says not to' and I get so mad at them as tho I've not sin before. It would be the same if that woould have happen to me instead of the rich man. We must treat oone another as God treats all of us. I'm no better than them when I pass judgement. May God forgive me.

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