23:30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, 1 we would not have participated with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 23:31 By saying this you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 23:32 Fill up then the measure of your ancestors! 23:33 You snakes, you offspring of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 2
23:34 “For this reason I 3 am sending you prophets and wise men and experts in the law, 4 some of whom you will kill and crucify, 5 and some you will flog 6 in your synagogues 7 and pursue from town to town,
2 tn Grk “the judgment of Gehenna.”
sn See the note on the word hell in 5:22.
6 tn BDAG 620 s.v. μαστιγόω 1.a states, “of flogging as a punishment decreed by the synagogue (Dt 25:2f; s. the Mishna Tractate Sanhedrin-Makkoth, edited w. notes by SKrauss ’33) w. acc. of pers. Mt 10:17; 23:34.”