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

  • He is a god fearing man .etheir you with him or against him he give us a choice
    I love the lord with all my heart and soul
  • Bruce
    Saintlymic: dealing with people can be hard,but we know that's how we will grow in Christ. iron sharpening iron. He may never come to Christ. You know what the world says leave it be. You have a good testimony because you are changing. In the end to hear well done thou good and faithful servant will be worth it all! That day will soon be upon us. Thank you for your testimony.
  • MAN OF GOD MOSES G.O.C[GENERATIO OF CHRIST ]

    If we do what He commands us to do,then we're His friends,we i' walk,worrk,fellowship,learn from Him
  • SaintlyMic
    This verse is very true. I have a friend that uses me all the time. I detest it, and I hate it. I bring this to his attention and he waves it off as unimportant. I leave it be for months at a time, waiting for him to change. He has changed, a little, over time, but he is still a user. Jesus moves me first to forgive him. Second, Jesus moves me to pray for him. Third, Jesus moves me to be loving, kind, and even more giving. As I watch myself I am amazed that I do all this. I am encouraged by the Lord Jesus because I know that I am not capable of doing all this by my own self. The world says I should leave my friend, and that I should have nothing to do with him. Jesus desires I work with this man. Last night we had an argument, and the subject of him using me came up. He commanded I leave his room. I became angry. A few minutes later, as I sat working on my website, Jesus again moved me to forgive him, and to pray for him. I'm still upset with him this morning, and last night Jesus removed the anger after a few hours. This is NOT weakness, and I know it appears to be weakness. It is weakness to not try to be patient hoping this man changes and stops being a user. It is strength to want to see a person delivered. Sure, this is costing me NOW, but I believe that in time the rewards of him changing will outweigh the cost. . . . . . . .
  • 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.

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