Matthew 21:30

And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee came to the second, and said likewise: and hee answered, and said, I goe sir, and went not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, 'I {will,} sir'; but he did not go.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I `go', sir: and went not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he came to the second and said the same. And he made answer and said, I go, sir: and went not.
- Basic English Bible

And coming to the second he said likewise; and he answering said, *I* [go], sir, and went not.
- Darby Bible

And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
- Webster's Bible

He came to the second and spoke in the same manner. His answer was, "`I will go, Sir.' "But he did not go.
- Weymouth Bible

He came to the second, and said the same thing. He answered, 'I go, sir,' but he didn't go.
- World English Bible

But he cam to `the tother, and seide on lijk maner. And he answeride, and seide, Lord, Y go; and he wente not.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And having come to the second, he said in the same manner, and he answering said, I [go], sir, and went not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:30


21:30 He answered, I go, sir: but went not - Just so did the scribes and Pharisees: they professed the greatest readiness and zeal in the service of God: but it was bare profession, contradicted by all their actions.


Discussion for Matthew 21:30

  • John madden for verse 30
    Talk.is cheap .walking is better than talking.he was pretending obedience and great zeal many are called but few are chosen.

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