Matthew 23:36

36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

Matthew 23:36 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.#rl
English Standard Version (ESV)
36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.#rl
New Living Translation (NLT)
36 I tell you the truth, this judgment will fall on this very generation.
The Message Bible (MSG)
36 All this, I'm telling you, is coming down on you, on your generation
American Standard Version (ASV)
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.#rl
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
36 I can guarantee this truth: The people living now will be held accountable for all these things.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
36 I assure you: All these things will come on this generation!
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
36 What I'm about to tell you is true. All this will happen to those who are now living

Matthew 23:36 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 23:36

Verily I say unto you
An usual form of introducing something of moment to raise attention to it, and to ascertain the truth of it: all these things shall come upon this generation;
all the things which Christ had foretold should come to pass in the present age; as that the apostles and ministers of the word he should send to them, some of them they would kill and crucify, and others they would scourge in their synagogues, or persecute from place to place; and all the horrible murders and bloodshed in any age, committed by that people, would be placed to the account of the men of that generation; and the guilt of them imputed to them, and the punishment due unto them be inflicted on them. And which came to pass, and had its full accomplishment about forty years after this, in the utter destruction of Jerusalem, and the whole nation; so that many now living were personally involved in that temporal ruin, as well as escaped not the damnation of hell, ( Matthew 23:33 ) .

Matthew 23:36 In-Context

34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.
37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
38 Look, your house is left to you desolate.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 10:23; Matthew 24:34; Luke 11:50,51
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