Luke 11:46

46 But He said, "Woe to you 1lawyers as well! For 2you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

Luke 11:46 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 11:46

And he said, woe unto you also, ye lawyers
Christ was so far from calling back what he had said or suggested, that he repeats and confirms it, and more particularly names them, and enlarges on their evil practices:

for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye
yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers;
(See Gill on Matthew 23:4).

Luke 11:46 In-Context

44 "Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it."
45 One of the lawyers said to Him in reply, "Teacher, when You say this, You insult us too."
46 But He said, "Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 "Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.
48 "So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 22:35; Luke 11:45, 52
  • 2. Matthew 23:4

Footnotes 1