Luke 6:38

“Giue, and it shall bee giuen vnto you, good measure, preassed downe, and shaken together, and running ouer, shall men giue into your bosome: for with the same measure that ye mete withall, it shall bee measured to you againe.”

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Other Translations

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
- King James Version

"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, {and} running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, crushed down, full and running over, they will give to you. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again.
- Basic English Bible

Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall be given into your bosom: for with the same measure with which ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
- Darby Bible

Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye give to others, it shall be measured to you again.
- Webster's Bible

give, and gifts shall be bestowed on you. Full measure, pressed, shaken down, and running over, shall they pour into your laps; for with the same measure that you use they shall measure to you in return."
- Weymouth Bible

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you.
- World English Bible

Yyue ye, and it schal be youun to you. Thei schulen yyue in to youre bosum a good mesure, and wel fillid, and schakun togidir, and ouerflowynge; for bi the same mesure, bi whiche ye meeten, it schal be metun `ayen to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which ye measure, it shall be measured to you again.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 6:38


6:38 Into your bosom - Alluding to the mantles the Jews wore, into which a large quantity of corn might be received. With the same measure that ye mete with, it shall be measured to you again - Amazing goodness! So we are permitted even to carve for ourselves! We ourselves are, as it were, to tell God how much mercy he shall show us! And can we be content with less than the very largest measure? Give then to man, what thou designest to receive of God.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 6:38


Lu 6:38 Give into your bosom. The loose garment of a Jew was belted at the waist, and in its capacious bosom grain, or other articles, were carried.

Discussion for Luke 6

  • Ruth
    If we speak about people who do not follow these words above, perhaps we need to dig further into our own eye. Even a simple cloud passing through will cast a shadow on the ground and if that cloud says to the waters below. Why do you temptest so? Why so dark, confused and angry?
    I believe that we are all clouds and water. Responsible for how much light we let shine through us.
    To I Am
    From ME
  • Bruce
    Ledsi : What you say is True, but Others Will See Us,They to Will be Strengthened: One or Two. Probably way more. Ten or Hundreds to Thousands. The lost will push further away. Satan will attack! Get Dressed for Battle: Ephesians 6:11
  • Librarygal143
    I, like everyone else, have known people like this in our lifetime, whether it be family or friends. It isn't an easy task, but if you work hard enough, a difference can be made. Maybe not with all, but even if it is a few, that's at least something.
  • Ledsi
    It's simply impossible in human understanding... But we can boldly take the step if we completely believe in God. If we do what GOd has commanded us to do then only we will reap the benefits in terms of blessings, good health, prosperity.. cos that's Gods word..
  • BSP
    In imitation of Jehovah God, we can hope for good and do good towards those who may treat us poorly. This may bring about a change in the person's behavior towards us.
  • Vic
    We are not capable of keeping the laws of God by our own human merits, but praise God that we have an advocate that gives us access to the Father subject to our repentance of sin in Jesus Name, we are presented blameless to the Father by the Righteousness of His Son Jesus, blood bought and forgiven, a gift of love from our heavenly father.

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