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Luke 23:26-31 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

26 And when they led him, they took a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the town, and they laid on him the cross to bear after Jesus.

27 And there followed him much people [Soothly there followed him much company of people], and [of] women that bewailed, and bemourned him.

28 And Jesus turned to them, and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not ye weep on me, but weep ye on yourselves and on your sons.

29 For lo! days shall come, in which it shall be said, Blessed be barren women, and [the] wombs that have not born children, and the teats that have not given suck.[a]

30 Then they shall begin to say to mountains, Fall ye down on us, and to small hills, Cover ye us.

31 For if in a green tree they do these things [For if they do these things in a green tree], what shall be done in a dry?

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 23:29 For lo! days shall come, in which it shall be said, Blessed barren, and the wombs that have not gendered, and the teats which have not given suck.

Luke 23:26-31 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

26 And as they led him away, they caught one Simon of Cyrene coming out of the field, and on him they laid the cross, to bear it after Jesus.

27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which women bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turned back to them and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days will come when men will say, Happy are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the paps that never gave suck. 30 Then will they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover us! 31 For if they do this to a green tree, what shall be done to the dry?

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 23:26-31 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

26 [a]And as they led him away, they caught one Simon of Cyrene, coming out of the field, and on him they laid the cross, to bear it after Jesus.

27 [b]And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women, which women bewailed and lamented him.

28 But Jesus turned back unto them, and said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

29 For behold, the days will come, when men shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us: and to the hills, Cover us.

31 For if they do these things to a [c]green tree, what shall be done to the dry?

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 23:26 An example of the outrageousness and disorder of the soldiers.
  2. Luke 23:27 The triumph of the wicked hath a most horrible end.
  3. Luke 23:31 As if he said, If they do thus to me that am fruitful, and always flourishing, and who lives forever by reason of my Godhead, what will they do to you, that are unfruitful and void of all lively righteousness?
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 23:26-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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