Thematic Bible

Luke 6:1 (show verse)

One sabbath it happened that as he was crossing the cornfields his disciples pulled some ears of corn and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.

Luke 6:2 (show verse)

Some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not allowed on the sabbath?"

Luke 6:3 (show verse)

But Jesus answered them, "And have you never read what David did when he and his men were hungry?

Luke 6:4 (show verse)

He went into the house of God, took the loaves of the Presence and ate them, giving them to his men as well ??bread that no one is allowed to eat except the priests."

Luke 6:5 (show verse)

And he said to them, "The Son of man is Lord even over the sabbath."

Luke 6:6 (show verse)

Another sabbath he happened to go into the synagogue and teach. Now a man was there who had his right hand withered,

Luke 6:7 (show verse)

and the scribes and Pharisees watched to see if he would heal on the sabbath, so as to discover some charge against him.

Luke 6:8 (show verse)

He knew what was in their minds; so he told the man with the withered hand, "Rise and stand forward." He rose and stood before them.

Luke 6:9 (show verse)

Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it right on the sabbath to help or to hurt, to save life or to kill?"

Luke 6:10 (show verse)

And glancing round at them all in anger he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was quite restored.

Luke 6:11 (show verse)

This filled them with fury, and they discussed what they could do to Jesus.

Luke 6:12 (show verse)

It was in these days that he went off to the hillside to pray. He spent the whole night in prayer to God,

Luke 6:13 (show verse)

and when day broke he summoned his disciples, choosing twelve of them, to whom he gave the name of 'apostles':

Luke 6:14 (show verse)

Simon (to whom he gave the name of Peter), Andrew his brother, 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 turned traitor).

Luke 6:17 (show verse)

With them he came down the hill and stood on a level spot. There was a great company of his disciples with him, and a large multitude of people from all Judaea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to get cured of their diseases.

Luke 6:18 (show verse)

Those who were annoyed with unclean spirits also were healed.

Luke 6:19 (show verse)

Indeed the whole of the crowd made efforts to touch him, for power issued from him and cured everybody.

Luke 6:20 (show verse)

Then, raising his eyes he looked at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you poor! the Realm of God is yours.

Luke 6:21 (show verse)

Blessed are you who hunger to-day! you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep to-day! you shall laugh.

Luke 6:22 (show verse)

Blessed are you when men will hate you, when they will excommunicate you and denounce you and defame you as wicked on account of the Son of man;

Luke 6:23 (show verse)

rejoice on that day and leap for joy! rich is your reward in heaven for their fathers did the very same to the prophets.

Luke 6:24 (show verse)

But woe to you rich folk! you get all the comforts you will ever get.

Luke 6:25 (show verse)

Woe to you who have your fill to-day! you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh to-day! you will wail and weep.

Luke 6:26 (show verse)

Woe to you when all men speak well of you! that is just what their fathers did to the false prophets.

Luke 6:27 (show verse)

I tell you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you:

Luke 6:28 (show verse)

bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Luke 6:29 (show verse)

If a man strikes you on the one cheek, offer him the other as well: if anyone takes your coat, do not deny him your shirt as well;

Luke 6:30 (show verse)

give to anyone who asks you, and do not ask your goods back from anyone who has taken them.

Luke 6:31 (show verse)

As you would like men to do to you, so do to them.

Luke 6:32 (show verse)

If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you? Why, even sinful men love those who love them.

Luke 6:33 (show verse)

If you help only those who help you, what merit is that to you? Why, even sinful men do that.

Luke 6:34 (show verse)

If you only lend to those from whom you hope to get something, what credit is that to you? Even sinful men lend to one another, so as to get a fair return.

Luke 6:35 (show verse)

No, you must love your enemies and help them, you must lend to them without expecting any return; then you will have a rich reward, you will be sons of the Most High for he is kind even to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 6:36 (show verse)

Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.

Luke 6:37 (show verse)

Also, judge not, and you will not be judged yourselves: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: pardon, and you will be pardoned yourselves:

Luke 6:38 (show verse)

give, and you will have ample measure given you ??they will pour into your lap measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over; for the measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to yourselves."

Luke 6:39 (show verse)

He also told them a parabolic word: "Can one blind man lead another? will they not both fall into a pit?

Luke 6:40 (show verse)

A scholar is not above his teacher: but if he is perfectly trained he will be like his teacher.

Luke 6:41 (show verse)

Why do you note the splinter in your brother's eye and fail to see the plank in your own eye?

Luke 6:42 (show verse)

How dare you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the splinter that is in your eye,' and you never notice the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite! take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see properly to take out the splinter in your brother's eye.

Luke 6:43 (show verse)

No sound tree bears rotten fruit, nor again does a rotten tree bear sound fruit:

Luke 6:44 (show verse)

each tree is known by its fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, and grapes are not plucked from a bramble-bush.

Luke 6:45 (show verse)

The good man produces good from the good stored in his heart, and the evil man evil from his evil: for a man's mouth utters what his heart is full of.

Luke 6:46 (show verse)

Why call me, 'Lord, Lord!' and obey me not?

Luke 6:47 (show verse)

Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like.

Luke 6:48 (show verse)

He is like a man engaged in building a house, who dug deep down and laid his foundation on the rock; when a flood came, the river dashed against that house but could not shake it, for it had been well built.

Luke 6:49 (show verse)

He who has listened and has not obeyed is like a man who built a house on the earth with no foundation; the river dashed against it and it collapsed at once, and the ruin of that house was great."