Luke 6:26

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe vnto you when all men shall speake well of you: for so did their fathers to the false Prophets.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Woe {to you} when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe `unto you', when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
- Basic English Bible

Woe, when all men speak well of you, for after this manner did their fathers to the false prophets.
- Darby Bible

Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
- Webster's Bible

Alas for you when men shall all have spoken well of you; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the false Prophets!
- Weymouth Bible

Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.
- World English Bible

Wo to you, whanne alle men schulen blesse you; aftir these thingis the fadris of hem diden to profetis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Wo to you when all men shall speak well of you -- for according to these things were their fathers doing to false prophets.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 6:26

6:26 Wo to you when all men shall speak well of you - But who will believe this?

People's Bible Notes for Luke 6:26

Lu 6:26 When all men shall speak well of you! Those who seek to be universally popular. Whoever does his duty will meet those who oppose him. Christ was reviled and slandered. These four woes are addressed to four classes: (1) Those who worship wealth; (2) those satisfied with their present life; (3) those who live for present enjoyment; (4) those whose aim is human praise and adulation.

Discussion for Luke 6

  • 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. . . . . . . .
  • 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.

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