Luke 23:31

For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 23:31

For if they doe these things in a green tree, what shalbe done in the drie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will they do when it is dry?
- Basic English Bible

for if these things are done in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry?
- Darby Bible

For if they do these things in a green tree, what will be done in the dry?
- Webster's Bible

For if they are doing these things in the case of the green tree, what will be done in that of the dry?"
- Weymouth Bible

For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?"
- World English Bible

For if in a greene tre thei don these thingis, what schal be don in a drie?
- Wycliffe Bible

for, if in the green tree they do these things -- in the dry what may happen?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 23:31

Wesley's Notes for Luke 23:31


23:31 If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? - Our Lord makes use of a proverbial expression, frequent among the Jews, who compare a good man to a green tree, and a bad man to a dead one: as if he had said, If an innocent person suffer thus, what will become of the wicked? Of those who are as ready for destruction as dry wood for the fire?


People's Bible Notes for Luke 23:31


Lu 23:31 If they do these things, etc. A proverb, meaning here, "If the rulers and the Romans crucify the Messiah of the nation, the Hope of Israel, what shall they do to the nation itself"? What they would do was seen in less than forty years.

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