Matthew 23:33

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee serpents, yee generation of vipers, How can yee escape the damnation of hell?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell?
- American Standard Version (1901)

You snakes, offspring of snakes, how will you be kept from the punishment of hell?
- Basic English Bible

Serpents, offspring of vipers, how should ye escape the judgment of hell?
- Darby Bible

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
- Webster's Bible

O serpents, O vipers' brood, how are you to escape condemnation to Gehenna?
- Weymouth Bible

You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna?
- World English Bible

Ye eddris, and eddris briddis, hou schulen ye fle fro the doom of helle?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Serpents! brood of vipers! how may ye escape from the judgment of the gehenna?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:33


23:33 Ye serpents - Our Lord having now lost all hope of reclaiming these, speaks so as to affright others from the like sins.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:33


Mt 23:33 [Ye] generations of vipers, how can ye escape? etc. Brood of vipers, full of venom, deadly as serpent, treacherous as the lurking serpent. So John had called them nearly four years before (Mt 3:7).

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.
  • Ben
    The Word of the Lord is the truth and the only truth. If we look around we can plainly see the actual Pharesees, the modern ones, doing the same things their ancestors did. I believe with all my heart and soul, there is one and only one father. Our Father and Lord, our creator...!
  • Beatrice Hutchinson
    commenting on v9 when God speak is words are truth if he say something we should listen we should do as he said because he is God. for example the pope people called him holy father only one holy father and is God almighty. People need to to worship God and not man.

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