Luke 11:43

43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.

Luke 11:43 in Other Translations

KJV
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
ESV
43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
NLT
43 “What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces.
MSG
43 "You're hopeless, you Pharisees! Frauds! You love sitting at the head table at church dinners, love preening yourselves in the radiance of public flattery.
CSB
43 "Woe to you Pharisees! You love the front seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Luke 11:43 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:43

Woe unto you Pharisees, for ye love the uppermost seats
in the synagogues
And also the uppermost rooms at feasts, ( Matthew 23:6 )

and greetings in the market; (See Gill on Matthew 23:6) and (See Gill on Matthew 23:7).

Luke 11:43 In-Context

41 But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.
44 “Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.”
45 One of the experts in the law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 23:6,7; Mark 12:38-39; Luke 14:7; Luke 20:46