Luke 6:20

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee lifted vp his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be yee poore: for yours is the kingdome of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He {began} to say, "Blessed {are} you {who are} poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed `are' ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And turning his eyes to his disciples he said, Happy are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours.
- Basic English Bible

And *he*, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed [are] ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
- Darby Bible

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
- Webster's Bible

Then fixing His eyes upon His disciples, Jesus said to them, "Blessed are you poor, because the Kingdom of God is yours.
- Weymouth Bible

He lifted up his eyes to his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God.
- World English Bible

And whanne hise iyen weren cast vp in to hise disciplis, he seide, Blessid be ye, `pore men, for the kyngdom of God is youre.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he, having lifted up his eyes to his disciples, said: `Happy the poor -- because yours is the reign of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 6:20


6:20 In the following verses our Lord, in the audience of his newly - chosen disciples, and of the multitude, repeats, standing on the plain, many remarkable passages of the sermon he had before delivered, sitting on the mount. He here again pronounces the poor and the hungry, the mourners, and the persecuted, happy; and represents as miserable those who are rich, and full, and joyous, and applauded: because generally prosperity is a sweet poison, and affliction a healing, though bitter medicine. Let the thought reconcile us to adversity, and awaken our caution when the world smiles upon us; when a plentiful table is spread before us, and our cup is running over; when our spirits are gay; and we hear (what nature loves) our own praise from men. Happy are ye poor - The word seems here to be taken literally: ye who have left al] for me. #Mt 5:3|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 6:20


Lu 6:20-23 Blessed. These beatitudes are given more fully in Mt 5:3-12, which see notes. Luke says "kingdom of God"; Matthew, "of heaven", showing that the two are the same.

Discussion for Luke 6

  • Thomas
    it a good vers and challanging in our present world , we have became judges to ourselves. lets give God chance , for God is ony High prist we have .
  • Yes Sir pay tithe to me is like putting your money in a Spiritual savings
    cause when I'm in need of anything I go directly to God, and believe me it dont be long before i
    get what I need I am not working right now but I pay just as much as if i work, let me tell you my God has been better to me than I have been to myself Iwas in a car accident doctors gave up on me, but my God didnt give-up I have an amazeing testimony. God is not through with me yet. Be Blessed
  • Deangelo
    Give life and not death to your neighbor
  • Treasure
    Gloria you can only fulfill this covenant obligation Tithe by Divine Grace. I once had such challenge and I truly desired to pay my tithe so I can receive more blessings from God, indeed God empowered me. When my father died devil spoke to me, now that your father is late,will you pay your tithe? If you pay your tithe how will you get more money for my father's funeral? I shun the devils voice and paid all my tithe, even the cash gift that were given to me, I paid tithe of all. God surprised me and we had more than enough after the funeral. God will engrace you to become a faithful tither. Remember that 10 cannot go a long way in meeting your needs but God can supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus Philippians 4:19
  • Lilian
    Jesus never condemned and judge us how can we condemned and judge someone. Repentance is not completed without forgiving someone who have done wrong to us. It is very important to forgive the person before asking forgiveness. We must love our enemy and pray for them for we shall see the Glory of God thank you Lord for filling me with your spirit i am able to forgive and love
  • Isaac albert
    I am specially blessed by verse 38

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