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

  • BSP
    Verse 42 warns us about judging others. We need to straighten ourselves out first and then we can clearly see how to help others.
  • Lilian
    When we choose Jesus the moment we acceot him in to our life we are never be the same again . That's how Jesus cleanses us by his blood. He has given everything to us already our job is to love him and obey his words. Without our obedience to his words it's easy for us to be drowned in sin but God is merciful and he loves us he sanctified us by his blood Lets give thanks to his blood and praise hm
  • BSP
    This can be very hard counsel to follow. We imitate God and Jesus when we follow this though and his helps us to have their favor.
  • MockingBird
    Yes. it is hard to Love my enemies. But in so doing It will heap coals of fire on their head. I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me : My heavenly Father didn't call me into His Grace to leave me on my own to do this all by myself : He sent Holy Spirit within me to help me to do what He says to do : When I make the choice to do what He says and ask for His help to do it : Then He is there to help me !!
  • Breeze
    I had a big fight with my best friend and the Lord used Matthew 5:44 to speak to me about praying for him. I felt used and it really showed me his need, and mine, to pray for him. I hope one day we will no longer be enemies, but that he can be restored to my life. It's been 3 and half years and I have gotten right with the Lord. Just hoping the Lord will save him.
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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