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

  • Irene123
    Rev. Kerns; I like what you said; Ps. 68:11; "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Lord shall raise up a standard against him." Isa. 69:19
  • Reverend Robert L. Kerns
    There is only One Father and He is the Heavenly Father and the Creator of Heaven and earth and the fullness thereof. The Bible tells us in the book of Timothy to " Study to shew ourselves approved of God. Rightfully dividing the Word of Truth ". Reminder, The Word of God is to be discussed not argued over. It doesn't matter how we may think or feel, God's Word will always stand.
  • Rennagade
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. That means no man period!!!!!
  • Irene123
    v. 9 - Jesus here is speaking of pastors, preachers, ministers of Christ, of which some are referred to as - 'father'. He's NOT referring to our earthly fathers who sired us. Isa. 1:18, "Come now, let us REASON together, ..... "; The Lord Jesus isn't unreasonable; He's appealing to our common sense.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Pharisees had some tongue lashing from Jesus in this chapter. Much deserved. The generations of vipers Christ referred to abound till today and growing by the numbers. As Christ predicted, the love of many shall wax cold. We are in the end times indeed.
  • 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.

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