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

  • 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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