Luke 6



Plucking Grain On The Sabbath

1 Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain.

1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

1 On a Sabbath, He passed through the grainfields. His disciples were picking heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.

1 One time Jesus was walking through some grain fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.

1 One Sabbath while Jesus was passing through the fields of standing grain, it occurred that His disciples picked some of the spikes and ate [of the grain], rubbing it out in their hands.

2 But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

2 But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

2 Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what isn't lawful on Sabbath days?"

2 But some of the Pharisees asked them, Why are you doing what is not permitted to be done on the Sabbath days?

3 And Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him,

3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

3 Jesus answered them, "Haven't you read what David and those who were with him did when he was hungry-

3 Jesus answered them, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions became hungry?

3 And Jesus replied to them, saying, Have you never so much as read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him? -- "

4 how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?"

4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?

4 how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the sacred bread, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat? He even gave some to those who were with him."

4 How was it that he went into the house of God, took the Bread of the Presence and ate it, which was not lawful for anyone but the priests to eat, and then gave some of it to his companions?"

4 How he went into the house of God and took and ate the [sacred] loaves of the showbread, which it is not permitted for any except only the priests to eat, and also gave to those [who were] with him?

5 And He was saying to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

5 Then He told them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

5 Then he told them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

5 And He said to them, The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.

A Man With A Withered Hand Healed

6 On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.

6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

6 On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching. A man was there whose right hand was paralyzed.

6 Once, on another Sabbath, Jesus went into a synagogue and began teaching. A man whose right hand was paralyzed was there.

6 And it occurred on another Sabbath that when He went into the synagogue and taught, a man was present whose right hand was withered.

7 The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.

7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

7 The scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely, to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against Him.

7 The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, in order to find a way of accusing him of doing something wrong.

7 And the scribes and the Pharisees kept watching Jesus to see whether He would [actually] heal on the Sabbath, in order that they might get [some ground for] accusation against Him.

8 But He knew what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!" And he got up and came forward.

8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

8 But He knew their thoughts and told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Get up and stand here." So he got up and stood there.

8 But Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Get up, and stand in the middle of the synagogue." So he got up and stood there.

8 But He was aware all along of their thoughts, and He said to the man with the withered hand, Come and stand here in the midst. And he arose and stood there.

9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?"

9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

9 Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you: is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"

9 Then Jesus asked them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do evil on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?"

9 Then Jesus said to them, I ask you, is it lawful and right on the Sabbath to do good [ so that someone derives advantage from it] or to do evil, to save a life [and make a soul safe] or to destroy it?

10 After looking around at them all, He said to him, "Stretch out your hand!" And he did so; and his hand was restored.

10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

10 After looking around at them all, He told him, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was restored.

10 He looked around at all of them and then told the man, "Hold out your hand." The man did so, and his hand was restored to health.

10 Then He glanced around at them all and said to the man, Stretch out your hand! And he did so, and his hand was fully restored like the other one.

11 But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

11 They, however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.

11 The others were furious and began to discuss with each other what they could do to Jesus.

11 But they were filled with lack of understanding and senseless rage and discussed (consulted) with one another what they might do to Jesus.

The Selection Of The Twelve Apostles

12 It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

12 During those days He went out to the mountain to pray and spent all night in prayer to God.

12 Now it was in those days that Jesus went to a mountain to pray, and he spent the whole night in prayer to God.

12 Now in those days it occurred that He went up into a mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God.

13 And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles:

13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

13 When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them-He also named them apostles:

13 When daylight came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also called apostles:

13 And when it was day, He summoned His disciples and selected from them twelve, whom He named apostles (special messengers):

14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;

14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,

14 They were Simon, whom He named Peter, and his brother Andrew; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;

15 and Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot;

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,

15 Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;

15 Matthew, Thomas, James (the son of Alphaeus), Simon (who was called the Zealot),

15 And Matthew and Thomas; and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,

16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

16 Judas (the son of James), and Judas Iscariot (who became a traitor).

16 And Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor (a treacherous, basely faithless person).

The Sermon On The Plain: The Beatitudes

17 Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

17 After coming down with them, He stood on a level place with a large crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon.

17 Then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place, along with many of his disciples and a large gathering of people from all over Judea, Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon.

17 And Jesus came down with them and took His stand on a level spot, with a great crowd of His disciples and a vast throng of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to listen to Him and to be cured of their diseases -- "

18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured.

18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.

18 They came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those tormented by unclean spirits were made well.

18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Even those who were being tormented by unclean spirits were being healed.

18 Even those who were disturbed and troubled with unclean spirits, and they were being healed [also].

19 And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.

19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

19 The whole crowd was trying to touch Him, because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.

19 The entire crowd was trying to touch him, because power was coming out from him and healing all of them.

19 And all the multitude were seeking to touch Him, for healing power was all the while going forth from Him and curing them all [ saving them from severe illnesses or calamities].

Happiness And Sorrow

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

20 Then looking up at His disciples, He said: Blessed are you who are poor, because the kingdom of God is yours.

20 Then Jesus looked at his disciples and said, "How blessed are you who are destitute, because the kingdom of God is yours!

20 And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!

21 "Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, because you will laugh.

21 How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!

21 Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who hunger and seek with eager desire now, for you shall be filled and completely satisfied! Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you who weep and sob now, for you shall laugh!

22 "Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you, insult you, and slander your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

22 "How blessed are you whenever people hate you, avoid you, insult you, and slander you because of the Son of Man!

22 Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you when people despise (hate) you, and when they exclude and excommunicate you [as disreputable] and revile and denounce you and defame and cast out and spurn your name as evil (wicked) on account of the Son of Man.

23 "Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Take note-your reward is great in heaven, because this is the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.

23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because your reward in heaven is great! That's the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.

23 Rejoice and be glad at such a time and exult and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is rich and great and strong and intense and abundant in heaven; for even so their forefathers treated the prophets.

The Sermon On The Plain: Woes

24 "But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.

24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

24 But woe to you who are rich, because you have received your comfort.

24 "But how terrible it will be for you who are rich, because you have had your comfort!

24 But woe to (alas for) you who are rich ( abounding in material resources), for you already are receiving your consolation (the solace and sense of strengthening and cheer that come from prosperity) and have taken and enjoyed your comfort in full [having nothing left to be awarded you].

25 "Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

25 Woe to you who are full now, because you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and weep.

25 How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry! How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will mourn and cry!

25 Woe to (alas for) you who are full now (completely filled, luxuriously gorged and satiated), for you shall hunger and suffer want! Woe to (alas for) you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep and wail!

26 "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.

26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

26 Woe to you when all people speak well of you, because this is the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets.

26 "How terrible it will be for you when everyone says nice things about you, because that's the way their ancestors used to treat the false prophets!"

26 Woe to (alas for) you when everyone speaks fairly and handsomely of you and praises you, for even so their forefathers did to the false prophets.

The Sermon On The Plain: Love For Enemies

27 "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

27 "But I say to you who listen: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

27 "But I say to you who are listening: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

27 But I say to you who are listening now to Me: [ in order to heed, make it a practice to] love your enemies, treat well (do good to, act nobly toward) those who detest you and pursue you with hatred,

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

28 Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who insult you.

28 Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God's blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].

29 "Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

29 If anyone hits you on the cheek, offer the other also. And if anyone takes away your coat, don't hold back your shirt either.

29 If someone strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one as well, and if someone takes your coat, don't keep back your shirt, either.

29 To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your undergarment as well.

30 "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

30 Give to everyone who asks from you, and from one who takes away your things, don't ask for them back.

30 Keep on giving to everyone who asks you for something, and if anyone takes what is yours, do not insist on getting it back.

30 Give away to everyone who begs of you [who is in want of necessities], and of him who takes away from you your goods, do not demand or require them back again.

31 "Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

31 Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them.

31 Whatever you want people to do for you, do the same for them.

31 And as you would like and desire that men would 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.

32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

32 "If you love those who love you, what thanks do you deserve? Why, even sinners love those who love them.

32 If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the [very] sinners love their lovers (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.

33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

33 If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners do that.

33 And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same.

34 "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.

34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to get something back, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back what they lend.

34 And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.

35 "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

35 But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.

35 Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.

35 But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked.

36 "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

36 Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

36 So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].

The Sermon On The Plain: On Judging Others

37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.

37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

37 "Stop judging, and you'll never be judged. Stop condemning, and you'll never be condemned. Forgive, and you'll be forgiven.

37 Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.

38 "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

38 Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure-pressed down, shaken together, and running over-will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your lap, because you'll be evaluated by the same standard with which you evaluate others."

38 Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you.

39 And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?

39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

39 He also told them a parable: "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?

39 He also told them a parable: "One blind person can't lead another blind person, can he? Both will fall into a ditch, won't they?

39 He further told them a proverb: Can a blind [man] guide and direct a blind [man]? Will they not both stumble into a ditch or a hole in the ground?

40 "A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

40 A disciple is not better than his teacher. But everyone who is fully-trained will be like his teacher.

40 A pupil is not superior to his teacher, but everyone [when he is] completely trained (readjusted, restored, set to rights, and perfected) will be like his teacher.

41 "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

41 "Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but don't notice the log in your own eye?

41 "Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye but do not notice or consider the beam [of timber] that is in your own eye?

42 "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.

42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

42 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself don't see the log in your eye? Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck in your brother's eye.

42 How can you say to your brother, "Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you don't see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you'll see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You actor (pretender, hypocrite)! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.

The Sermon On The Plain: Trees And Their Fruit

43 "For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

43 "A good tree doesn't produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn't produce good fruit.

43 "A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit,

43 For there is no good (healthy) tree that bears decayed (worthless, stale) fruit, nor on the other hand does a decayed (worthless, sickly) tree bear good fruit.

44 "For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush.

44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren't gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush.

44 because every tree is known by its own fruit. People don't gather figs from thorny plants or pick grapes from a thorn bush.

44 For each tree is known and identified by its own fruit; for figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor is a cluster of grapes picked from a bramblebush.

45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

45 A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart. An evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

45 A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart, and an evil person produces evil from an evil treasure, because the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart."

45 The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.

46 "Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?

46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

46 "Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things I say?

46 "Why do you keep calling me "Lord, Lord,' but don't do what I tell you?

46 Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not [practice] what I tell you?

The Sermon On The Plain: Two Houses And Two Foundations

47 "Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:

47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

47 I will show you what everyone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them.

47 For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like:

48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn't shake it, because it was well built.

48 They are like a person building a house, who dug a deep hole to lay the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house but couldn't shake it, because it had been founded on the rock.

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock.

49 "But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."

49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!"

49 But the person who hears what I say but doesn't act on it is like someone who built a house on the ground without any foundation. When the floodwaters pushed against it, that house quickly collapsed, and the resulting destruction of that house was extensive."

49 But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.



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