Luke 3:7

“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said hee to the multitude that came forth to bee baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So he {began} saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He said therefore to the multitudes that went out to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he said to the people who went out to him for baptism: You offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?
- Basic English Bible

He said therefore to the crowds which went out to be baptised by him, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?
- Darby Bible

Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized by him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- Webster's Bible

Accordingly John used to say to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, "O vipers' brood, who has warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
- Weymouth Bible

He said therefore to the multitudes who went out to be baptized by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- World English Bible

Therfor he seid to the puple, which wente out to be baptisid of hym, Kyndlyngis of eddris, who schewide to you to fle fro the wraththe to comynge?
- Wycliffe Bible

Then said he to the multitudes coming forth to be baptised by him, `Brood of vipers! who did prompt you to flee from the coming wrath?
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Luke 3:7


Lu 3:7 O generation of vipers. Spoken of the Pharisees (Mt 3:7).

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