Thematic Bible

Luke 6:1 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:2 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:3 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:4 (show verse)

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?"

Luke 6:5 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:6 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:7 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:8 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:9 (show verse)

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?"

Luke 6:10 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:11 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:12 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:13 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:14 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:15 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:16 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:17 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:18 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:19 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:20 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:21 (show verse)

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!

Luke 6:22 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:23 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:24 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:25 (show verse)

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!

Luke 6:26 (show verse)

"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!"

Luke 6:27 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:28 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:29 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:30 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:31 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:32 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:33 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:34 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:35 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:36 (show verse)

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

Luke 6:37 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:38 (show verse)

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."

Luke 6:39 (show verse)

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?

Luke 6:40 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:41 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:42 (show verse)

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."

Luke 6:43 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:44 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:45 (show verse)

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."

Luke 6:46 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:47 (show verse)

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

Luke 6:48 (show verse)

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.

Luke 6:49 (show verse)

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."