Luke 7:30

“But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the Pharisees and Lawyers reiected the counsell of God against themselues, being not baptized of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God, being not baptized of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were against the purpose of God for themselves, not having had his baptism.)
- Basic English Bible

but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)
- Darby Bible

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by him.
- Webster's Bible

But the Pharisees and expounders of the Law have frustrated God's purpose as to their own lives, by refusing to be baptized.
- Weymouth Bible

But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.
- World English Bible

but the Farisees and the wise men of the lawe, that weren not baptisid of hym, dispisiden the counsel of God ayens hem silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 7:30


7:30 But the Pharisees and scribes - The good, learned, honourable men: made void the counsel, the gracious design, of God toward them - They disappointed all these methods of his love, and would receive no benefit from them.


Discussion for Luke 7:30

  • JamesKeith, McElfresh for verse 30
    Strong 's Greek dictionary 1012 volition to make a choice, counsel advice, will, purpose, TO REJECT BAPTISM IS TELLING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT HE IS NOT NEEDED, AND THE ONE THAT IS REJECTING IS MAKING A DECLARATION THAT HE CAN MAKE IT ON HIS OWN! I TROW NOT.

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