Luke 11:45

45 One of the experts in the law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.”

Luke 11:45 in Other Translations

KJV
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
ESV
45 One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also."
NLT
45 “Teacher,” said an expert in religious law, “you have insulted us, too, in what you just said.”
MSG
45 One of the religion scholars spoke up: "Teacher, do you realize that in saying these things you're insulting us?"
CSB
45 One of the experts in the law answered Him, "Teacher, when You say these things You insult us too."

Luke 11:45 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:45

Then answered one of the lawyers
Or Scribes, as the Syriac and Persic versions read: and so the Ethiopic version calls him, "a Scribe of the city": the Scribes and lawyers were the same sort of persons who were interpreters of the law, and equally tenacious of the traditions of the elders Christ had referred to, as the Pharisees, and in general were Pharisees; though some of them might be of the sect of the Sadducees. This man observing that Christ, in his last words, joined the Scribes and Pharisees together, and charged them both with hypocrisy, and pronounced a woe upon them, was very uneasy at it:

and saith unto him, master, thus saying, thou reproachest us
also;
us lawyers, or Scribes also; both by mentioning their names, and accusing the Pharisees of the same things, which they must be conscious to themselves they were equally guilty of; so that if the one were criminal, the others were also. The Ethiopic version reads by way of interrogation, "what thou sayest, does it not injure us?"

Luke 11:45 In-Context

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.”
46 Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
47 “Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 22:35