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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is vintage Jesus. This chapter is laden with steps to be a TRUE Christian straight from the mouth of The Master Himself. The central message is love for God and love for others.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 6:29 AND UNTO HIM THAT SMITETH THEE ON THE ONE CHEEK OFFER ALSO THE OTHER AND HIM THAT TAKETH AWAY THY CLOKE FORBID NOT TO TAKE THY COAT ALSO 2 THESSALONIANS 2:8 AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING
  • Zeingoff
    How beautiful are the words of God thru Jesus, who provides us with wisdom and truths which allow us to be in his mercy and blessings. Basically do unto others, even those you hate, which seems impossible. When the camel passes thru the eye of the needle, narrow is the way thru the gate. With God all things are possible. We are known by our fruits, or our acts. There is no variables with God
  • Navaah
    I LOVE the LORD....He is allways faithfull to all of us even non Christian...
  • Navaah Buehler
    I love the LORD.... He is allways faithfull....
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 6:30 GIVE TO EVERY MAN THAT ASKETH OF THEE AND OF HIM THAT TAKETH AWAY THY GOODS ASK THEM NOT AGAIN

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