Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

Luke 20:47 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who devour the houses of widows, and, for a show, are a long time at prayer. These, shall receive, a heavier sentence.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— who devour the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers, these shall receive more abundant judgment.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These shall receive greater damnation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which deuoure widowes houses and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receiue greater damnation.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— who devour the houses of widows, and for the occasion prolong their prayers: these shall receive the greater judgment.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— who eat up the houses of widows, under pretence that they prolong their prayers. They will receive a greater condemnation.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
devour 2719
{2719} Prime
κατεσθίω
katesthio
{kat-es-thee'-o}
From G2596 and G2068 (including its alternate); to eat down, that is, devour (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
widows' 5503
{5503} Prime
χήρα
chera
{khay'-rah}
Feminine of a presumed derivation apparently from the base of G5490 through the idea of deficiency; a widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively.
houses, 3614
{3614} Prime
οἰκία
oikia
{oy-kee'-ah}
From G3624; properly residence (abstractly), but usually (concretely) an abode (literally or figuratively); by implication a family (especially domestics).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
for a shew 4392
{4392} Prime
πρόφασις
prophasis
{prof'-as-is}
From a compound of G4253 and G5316; an outward showing, that is, pretext.
make y4336
[4336] Standard
προσεύχομαι
proseuchomai
{pros-yoo'-khom-ahee}
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
long y3117
[3117] Standard
μακρός
makros
{mak-ros'}
From G3372; long (in place [distant] or time [neuter plural]).
prayers: 4336
{4336} Prime
προσεύχομαι
proseuchomai
{pros-yoo'-khom-ahee}
From G4314 and G2172; to pray to God, that is, supplicate, worship.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
x3117
(3117) Complement
μακρός
makros
{mak-ros'}
From G3372; long (in place [distant] or time [neuter plural]).
the same 3778
{3778} Prime
οὗτος
houtos
{hoo'-tos}
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
shall receive 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5695
<5695> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
greater 4055
{4055} Prime
περισσότερος
perissoteros
{per-is-sot'-er-os}
Comparative of G4053; more superabundant (in number, degree or character).
damnation. 2917
{2917} Prime
κρίμα
krima
{kree'-mah}
From G2919; a decision (the function or the effect, for or against ['crime']).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 20:46-47.


Luke 20:47

_ _ devour, etc. — taking advantage of their helpless condition and confiding character, to obtain possession of their property, while by their “long prayers” they made them believe they were raised far above “filthy lucre.” So much “the greater damnation” awaits them. What a lifelike description of the Romish clergy, the true successors of “the scribes!”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 20:39-47.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 20:47

Matthew 23:14.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 20:47

Which devour widows' (k) houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

(k) By the figure of speech metonymy, "houses" is understood to mean the goods and substance.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
devour:

Isaiah 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless!
Jeremiah 7:6-10 [If] ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: ... And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
Ezekiel 22:7 In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow.
Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the [same] maid, to profane my holy name:
Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, ... That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; [yea], and sell the refuse of the wheat?
Micah 2:2 And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
Micah 2:8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.
Micah 3:2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mark 12:40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
2 Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

for:

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Ezekiel 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Matthew 23:26-28 [Thou] blind Pharisee, cleanse first that [which is] within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. ... Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:
2 Timothy 3:2-5 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, ... Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

the same:

Luke 10:12-14 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. ... But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
Luke 12:47-48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. ... But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Matthew 11:22-24 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. ... But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Is 10:2. Jr 7:6. Ezk 22:7; 33:31. Am 2:7; 8:4. Mi 2:2, 8; 3:2. Mt 11:22; 23:14, 26. Mk 12:40. Lk 10:12; 12:1, 47. 1Th 2:5. 2Ti 3:2, 6. Tit 1:16. Jm 3:1.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Luke 20:47.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Luke 20:47


Recent Chat Bible Comments