Luke 6:27-49 World English Bible

Love for Enemies

27  “But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28  bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. 29  To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don’t withhold your coat also. 30  Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. 31  “As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them. 32  If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34  If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much. 35  But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.


36  Therefore be merciful,
even as your Father is also merciful.

Judging Others

37  Don’t judge,
and you won’t be judged.
Don’t condemn,
and you won’t be condemned.
Set free,
and you will be set free.
38  “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. [1] For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.” 39  He spoke a parable to them. “Can the blind guide the blind? Won’t they both fall into a pit? 40  A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. 41  Why do you see the speck of chaff that is in your brother’s eye, but don’t consider the beam that is in your own eye? 42  Or how can you tell your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck of chaff that is in your eye,’ when you yourself don’t see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck of chaff that is in your brother’s eye.

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit

43  For there is no good tree that brings forth rotten fruit; nor again a rotten tree that brings forth good fruit. 44  For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people don’t gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45  The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

The House Built on a Rock

46  “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do the things which I say? 47  Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like. 48  He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock. 49  But he who hears, and doesn’t do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”


Footnotes

[1] 6:38 literally, into your bosom.

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