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Luke 20:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And they answered, that they knew not whence [it was].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And they answered, that they could not tell whence [it was].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So they answered that they did not know where [it came] from.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And they answered, that they could not tell whence [it was].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And they answered, they did not know whence.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And they answered, that they knew not whence.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And they answered, that they knew not whence [it was],
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they answered that they knew not whence it was.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And they answered, that they could not tell whence [it was].
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And they said to him, We know not from whence it is.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And they said to him: We do not know, whence it was.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
they answered, 611
{0611} Prime
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
that they could y1492
[1492] Standard
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
<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.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
tell 1492
{1492} Prime
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
<5760> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 30
whence 4159
{4159} Prime
From the base of G4213 with enclitic adverb of origin; from which (as interrogitive) or what (as relative) place, state, source or cause.
[it was].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 20:7

_ _ could not tell — crooked, cringing hypocrites! No wonder Jesus gave you no answer (Matthew 7:6). But what dignity and composure does our Lord display as He turns their question upon themselves!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 20:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 6:9-10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. ... Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Isaiah 26:11 LORD, [when] thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: [but] they shall see, and be ashamed for [their] envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
Isaiah 29:9-12 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. ... And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, [even] a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise [men] shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent [men] shall be hid.
Isaiah 41:28 For I beheld, and [there was] no man; even among them, and [there was] no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
Isaiah 42:19-20 Who [is] blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger [that] I sent? who [is] blind as [he that is] perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant? ... Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; [and] their hearts, that they cannot understand.
Jeremiah 8:7-9 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD. ... The wise [men] are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom [is] in them?
Zechariah 11:15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword [shall be] upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
Malachi 2:7-9 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he [is] the messenger of the LORD of hosts. ... Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
John 3:19-20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. ... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Timothy 3:8-9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. ... But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men], as theirs also was.
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
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Is 6:9; 26:11; 29:9, 14; 41:28; 42:19; 44:18. Jr 8:7. Zc 11:15, 17. Mal 2:7. Jn 3:19; 9:39. 2Th 2:10. 2Ti 3:8. 2P 3:3.

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