Luke 14:34

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Salt is good: but if the salt haue lost his sauour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
- American Standard Version (1901)

For salt is good, but if the taste goes from it, of what use is it?
- Basic English Bible

Salt [then] [is] good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
- Darby Bible

Salt is good: but if the salt hath lost its savor, with what shall it be seasoned?
- Webster's Bible

Salt is good: but if even the salt has become tasteless, what will you use to season it?
- Weymouth Bible

Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?
- World English Bible

Salt is good; but if salt vanysche, in what thing schal it be sauerid?
- Wycliffe Bible

`The salt [is] good, but if the salt doth become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:34


14:34 Salt - Every Christian, but more eminently every minister. #Mt 5:13|; Mr 9:50.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:34


Lu 14:34,35 Salt [is] good. See notes on Mt 5:13 Mr 9:50. The Christian is the salt of the earth; the savour is the spirit of self-sacrifice; if it is wanting, his life is worthless.

Discussion for Luke 14

  • Dwayne
    Mathew 10;37 If you love your father or mother more than me, you are not worthy of me. If you love son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of me. Meaning if you let anything take your mind off of God, you are not worthy of him. If you follow after the ways of the world, you have chosen the world. you cannot serve two masters. if something is a distraction from him, he will remove it.
  • Erma. losser
    I do not believe Jesus said Luke 14: 16 it is a error of some kind . Church teaches it means something else ,which is brain washing. If Jesus did not mean what he said then why say it ? The verse got mixed up through thousands of translations and hinders of years. We are not a wittness to anything in the bible.
  • Insight 777
    In response to Motdaugrnds's statement perhaps I was being esoteric when I said one must hate the hate. It's not easily understood. God does not want hate in the world and God does not want one to love evil. Evil is hate. One must hate evil to love what is good. There must be division at some point recognizing what is wrong for the good of mankind and what is not. God is love but at some point he will send Jesus to kill those that do not love but instead they hate others for personal gain and control. Armageddon is the result of God hating the hate. The kind of thoughts we have and the kind of attitudes we hold reflect our spiritual being. God will renew and restore love for all eliminating hate from the world but until then we must hate, meaning strongly disapprove of because it is opposite of the divine direction Jesus has given us, the hatefulness of others and replace it with compassion in our hearts. Faith encourages one to understand that to hate hate which is to be in opposition to evil, is to love.
  • Motdaugrnds
    Sunday you can separate yourself from those who would influence you away from our Savior without hating them. You can, also, identify wrong "behaviors" in self and others without hating those behaviors. Seems to me that spending any time at all "hating" will not bring one closer to a character Jesus would approve of.
  • SUNDAY CHUKWUEMEKA for verse 26
    The meaning of this verse is that Jesus is the ultimate gift ever released by God and you have to hate any body mother, father,sister, brother, wife,children personal habits etc capable of making you to loose Jesus in your life. This is because any body that can make you to loose Jesus has lost Him already and is heading to hell. So instead of all of you heading to hell, it is better that you separate yourself after frantic effort to align them to Jesus fails.
  • Motdaugrnds
    Insight 777, You sound as though you have a good grip on the spiritual side of man however, I caution you about what you've said about "hating the hate". Please do not practice what you are saying you know is wrong.

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