38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [a]pour (A)into your lap a (B)good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

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  1. Luke 6:38 Lit give

38 Don’t hold back—give freely, and you’ll have plenty poured back into your lap—a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, brimming over. You’ll receive in the same measure you give.

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38 Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.”

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38 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.[a]

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  1. 6:38 Or The measure you give will be the measure you get back.