Matthew 23:32

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Fil ye vp then the measure of your fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Fill up, then, the measure {of the guilt} of your fathers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make full, then, the measure of your fathers.
- Basic English Bible

and *ye*, fill ye up the measure of your fathers.
- Darby Bible

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
- Webster's Bible

Fill up the measure of your forefathers' guilt.
- Weymouth Bible

Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.
- World English Bible

And fulfille ye the mesure of youre fadris.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye -- ye fill up the measure of your fathers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:32


23:32 Fill ye up - A word of permission, not of command: as if he had said, I contend with you no longer: I leave you to yourselves: you have conquered: now ye may follow the devices of your own hearts. The measure of your fathers - Wickedness: ye may now be as wicked as they.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:32


Mt 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. The language of prophecy as well as irony and invective; as if he had said: Fill the measure of the guilt of your fathers to the brim. Crucify the Holy One and thus fill up the cup of iniquity.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • A disciple
    "..but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not...But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." In the Sermon on the Mount, all of our character and conduct both toward God and men is supposed to be a reflection of our Father, that men may see!
  • A disciple
    BSP; That is such a profound statement! Hypocrisy is "stage-playing," giving an outward appearance intended to conceal one's true motives, nature, or actions. That then is become a false and spurious "religion" based on deceit and fraud, driven by pride, envy and selfishness. Our religion is as David describes in the 5th Psalm; of setting in order before Him, and allowing no place for the devil.
  • BSP
    Verses 25 and 26- the Pharisees were only focused on their outward appearance. We want to make sure that we are clean inside and out.
  • Joseph Mosley
    When Jesus said for us" call no man father save your father witch is in heaven. He was talking about religious father like Catholics call there priests father. He also said that we should not refer to religious leaders as rabbi because it means teacher and we only have one teacher and that is God.
  • Ren
    @Pearl when I was young we called ours dad not father. That was not allowed at our house. We were told you have only one Father and he is the one above.
  • A disciple
    Pearl; Honoring our father and mother is one of the Ten Commandments. Jesus condemned the hypocrites for teaching that by one's keep of religious observance he would be exempt from honoring his parents. I believe that Jesus is here referring to Titles, as if any man could be our Supreme Leader, or Master over the other's life and faith; for only our Father in heaven and Christ have those roles.

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