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 for 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.
- 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 for Luke 6:38

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 6:38

  • Terri on Luke 6:38
    When we sow seed towards the work of God(Kingdom work). When we sow it not only in faith but in obedience to God's word. Expecting God to get the glory out of our seed. We can expect for God to multiply our seed and give it back unto us in a greater measure.
  • Grace on Luke 6:38
    in the world we hoard to have,but in the Kingdom we give to have.
  • Peter on Luke 6:38
    Pressed down. The word of God is so real,true and practical. I thank you God for your word. Amen.
  • James on Luke 6:38
    Does it mean when I put God's word in side me and now it is God that is within me I get more of God's word back in my life to give away to others?
  • Larry Frederick on Luke 6:38
    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. We serve a God that is of an abundance, and when we give he gives back to us in overflow, more than what we ask, because his abundant return is for us to receive as a blessing to be a help for others. And when we do this, people are able to see the love of God in us, for greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.
  • Kimberly on Luke 6:38
    To give is a blessing. It 's our God given duty to be a blessing to others. As you are blessing your brothers and sisters blessing shall come back to you as well.
  • Busi on Luke 6:38
    This verse reminds me of what my mother used to say, BE NICE TO EVERYONE BECAUSE WHAT YOU GIVE, YOU GET BACK. LIFE IS A BOUNCING BALL, YOU THROW IT ON THE WALL, IT COMES STRAIGHT BACK TO YOU!. What a powerful verse indeed. The word of God is alive ......
  • Anthony on Luke 6:38
    this has so much meaning and so powerful....What comes to mind is when I was young my father made me go out and pick up leaves in the yard we put them in trash bags and in order to over fill them we would shake them down and press them to gather sit on the bag too push the air out to put more leaves in, when we were done it would be so many leaves in one bag, if it would pop leaves would go everywhere, it was so full,, press down shaken together and running over..................God is so good,, Amen??


 

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