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

  • Timothyschnell
    my children do not forsake the bible nor the writters of it.It is and always will stand against any other translation.Do not contest the other translations for they who write any other have to answer to God.God is not the author of confusion.It is Holy.Now be Holy.Read it.It is God talking to you.Amen
  • A disciple
    "But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst..." Most of us are passive and try everything to avoid confrontation. This is praise worthy when we are assaulted without cause, as it gives us a chance to die to self and grow like Jesus. But the Lord Himself is often assertive and proactive to confront evil thoughts and hypocrisy.
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this,.." He that searches the hearts and the innermost thoughts and intents knows how He made us; and He debates with those who have His Word but don't understand it. God sent His Prophets, and Messengers to bring men His Word, with the expectation of understanding and obedience. How then does someone read or hear and not understand?
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH I SAY --- 1 TIMOTHY 6:15 which in HIS times HE shall show who is the blessed and only potentate the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS --- PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Servant of God
    Jesus lays down the law, doing no miracles but telling the Truth (which is quite miraculous these days). This to me is the way, not just faith but the law implied in his sermon, which on it's face is obvious but the enactment being the rarest event since Moses and the nine plagues. Sinners will love sinners, but workers in the field will love those who despitefully use them. Jesus earned bliss
  • Breeze
    The Lord used verse 26 to convince me to pray for someone who "despitefully use[d]" me. Praying for enemies is tough especially those you once considered friends but I hope to see the Lord turn that soul around.

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