Luke 6:38

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • 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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