Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

(A)Now it happened that [a]Jesus was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath, and His disciples (B)were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what (C)is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And Jesus, answering them, said, “Have you not even read (D)what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the [b]consecrated bread, which (E)is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

(F)On another Sabbath He entered (G)the synagogue and taught; and a man was there [c]whose right hand was withered. Now the scribes and the Pharisees (H)were watching Him [d]closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse Him. But He (I)knew [e]what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and [f]come forward!” And he got up and [g]came forward. And Jesus said to them, “I ask you whether it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do harm, to save a life or to destroy it?” 10 And after (J)looking around at them all, He said to him, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did so; and his hand was restored. 11 But they themselves were filled with senseless rage, and began discussing together what they might do to Jesus.

Choosing the Twelve

12 Now it was [h]at this time that He went off to (K)the mountain to (L)pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer with God. 13 And when day came, (M)He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as (N)apostles: 14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and his brother Andrew; and [i]James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; 15 and (O)Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot; 16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

17 And then Jesus (P)came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was (Q)a large crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the coastal region of (R)Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled by unclean spirits were being cured. 19 And all the [j]people were trying to (S)touch Him, because (T)power was coming from Him and healing them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And He raised His eyes toward His disciples and began saying, (U)Blessed are [k]you who are poor, for (V)yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are [l]you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are [m]you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 (W)Blessed are you when the people hate you, and when they [n](X)exclude you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice on that day and (Y)jump for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For their fathers used to [o]treat the prophets (Z)the same way. 24 But woe to (AA)you who are rich, for (AB)you are receiving your comfort in full. 25 Woe to you who [p]are well-fed now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all the people speak well of you; for their fathers used to [q]treat the (AC)false prophets the same way.

27 “But I say to you who hear, (AD)love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, (AE)pray for those who are abusive to you. 29 (AF)Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your [r]cloak, do not withhold your [s]tunic from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 [t](AG)Treat people the same way you want them to [u]treat you. 32 (AH)If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 (AI)And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But (AJ)love your enemies and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be (AK)sons of (AL)the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil people. 36 [v]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 (AM)Do not [w]judge, and you will not be judged; and do not [x]condemn, and you will not be condemned; [y](AN)pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [z]pour (AO)into your lap a (AP)good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

39 Now He also spoke a parable to them: (AQ)A person who is blind cannot guide another who is blind, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 (AR)A [aa]student is not above the teacher; but everyone, when he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you look at the [ab]speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the [ac]speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the [ad]speck that is in your brother’s eye. 43 (AS)For there is no good tree that bears bad fruit, nor, [ae]on the other hand, a bad tree that bears good fruit. 44 (AT)For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 (AU)The good person out of the good [af]treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil person out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; (AV)for his mouth speaks from [ag]that which fills his heart.

The Parable of the Builders

46 “Now (AW)why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 (AX)Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and [ah]acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who [ai]dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when there was a flood, the river burst against that house and yet it could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; and the river burst against it and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Slave

(AY)When He had completed all His [aj]teaching in the hearing of the people, (AZ)He went to Capernaum.

Now a centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. When he heard about Jesus, (BA)he sent some [ak]Jewish elders to Him, asking Him to come and save the life of his slave. When they came to Jesus, they strongly urged Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; for he loves our nation, and it was he who built us our synagogue.” Now Jesus started on His way with them; but already, when He was not yet far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “[al]Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to enter under my roof; for that reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You; but just [am]say the word, and my servant [an]shall be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under myself; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, (BB)not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

11 Soon afterward Jesus went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, [ao]accompanied by a large crowd. 12 Now as He approached the gate of the city, [ap]a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. 13 When (BC)the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her and said to her, “Do not go on weeping.” 14 And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 (BD)Fear gripped them all, and they began (BE)glorifying God, saying, “A great (BF)prophet has appeared among us!” and, “God has [aq]visited His people!” 17 (BG)And this report about Him spread throughout Judea and in all the surrounding region.

The Messengers from John

18 (BH)The disciples of John also reported to him about all these things. 19 And after summoning [ar]two of his disciples, John sent them to (BI)the Lord, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or are we to [as]look for another?” 20 When the men came to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, [at]to ask, ‘Are You the Coming One, or are we to [au]look for another?’” 21 At that very [av]time He (BJ)cured many people of diseases and (BK)afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many who were blind. 22 And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: people who were (BL)blind receive sight, people who limped walk, people with leprosy are cleansed and people who were deaf hear, dead people are raised up, and (BM)people who are poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is [aw]anyone who does not take offense at Me.”

24 When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the [ax]wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 [ay]But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces! 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written:

(BN)Behold, I am sending My messenger [az]ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is [ba]least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged (BO)God’s justice, (BP)having been baptized with (BQ)the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the [bb](BR)lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by [bc]John.

31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a song of mourning, and you did not weep.’ 33 For John the Baptist has come neither (BS)eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a [bd]heavy drinker, a friend of tax collectors and [be]sinners!’ 35 And yet wisdom (BT)is vindicated by all her children.”

The Anointing in Galilee

36 Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to eat with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 (BU)And there was a woman in the city who was a [bf]sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38 and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and began kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were (BV)a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a [bg]sinner!”

Parable of Two Debtors

40 And Jesus responded and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he [bh]replied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A moneylender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred [bi](BW)denarii, and the other, fifty. 42 When they (BX)were unable to repay, he canceled the debts of both. So which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I assume the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” 44 And turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you (BY)gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You [bj](BZ)gave Me no kiss; but she has not stopped kissing My feet since the time I came in. 46 (CA)You did not [bk]anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47 For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And He said to her, (CB)Your sins have been forgiven.” 49 And then those who were reclining at the table with Him began saying [bl]to themselves, “(CC)Who is this man who even forgives sins?” 50 And He said to the woman, (CD)Your faith has saved you; (CE)go in peace.”


  1. Luke 6:1 Lit He
  2. Luke 6:4 Lit loaves of presentation
  3. Luke 6:6 Lit and his
  4. Luke 6:7 Or maliciously
  5. Luke 6:8 Lit their thoughts
  6. Luke 6:8 Lit stand into the middle
  7. Luke 6:8 Lit stood
  8. Luke 6:12 Lit in these days
  9. Luke 6:14 Or Jacob, also vv 15 and 16
  10. Luke 6:19 Lit crowd
  11. Luke 6:20 Lit the poor
  12. Luke 6:21 Lit the ones who
  13. Luke 6:21 Lit the ones who
  14. Luke 6:22 Or excommunicate
  15. Luke 6:23 Lit do to
  16. Luke 6:25 Or have plenty to eat
  17. Luke 6:26 Lit do to
  18. Luke 6:29 Or outer garment
  19. Luke 6:29 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  20. Luke 6:31 Lit Do to
  21. Luke 6:31 Lit do to
  22. Luke 6:36 Or Prove yourselves merciful
  23. Luke 6:37 Or continually judge
  24. Luke 6:37 Or continually condemn
  25. Luke 6:37 Or continually pardon
  26. Luke 6:38 Lit give
  27. Luke 6:40 Or disciple
  28. Luke 6:41 Or splinter
  29. Luke 6:42 Or splinter
  30. Luke 6:42 Or splinter
  31. Luke 6:43 Lit again
  32. Luke 6:45 Or treasury, storehouse
  33. Luke 6:45 Lit the abundance of
  34. Luke 6:47 Lit does
  35. Luke 6:48 Lit dug and went deep
  36. Luke 7:1 Lit words
  37. Luke 7:3 Lit elders of the Jews
  38. Luke 7:6 Or Sir
  39. Luke 7:7 Lit say with a word
  40. Luke 7:7 A command in Greek
  41. Luke 7:11 Lit and a
  42. Luke 7:12 Lit one who had died
  43. Luke 7:16 Or cared for
  44. Luke 7:19 Lit a certain two
  45. Luke 7:19 Or wait for
  46. Luke 7:20 Lit saying
  47. Luke 7:20 Or wait for
  48. Luke 7:21 Lit hour
  49. Luke 7:23 Lit whoever
  50. Luke 7:24 I.e., desert
  51. Luke 7:25 Or Well then, what
  52. Luke 7:27 Lit before Your face
  53. Luke 7:28 Or less
  54. Luke 7:30 I.e., experts in the Mosaic Law
  55. Luke 7:30 Lit him
  56. Luke 7:34 Or wine drinker
  57. Luke 7:34 I.e., irreligious Jews
  58. Luke 7:37 I.e., an immoral woman
  59. Luke 7:39 I.e., an immoral woman
  60. Luke 7:40 Lit says
  61. Luke 7:41 The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
  62. Luke 7:45 A customary form of greeting between rabbis
  63. Luke 7:46 A customary act of hospitality
  64. Luke 7:49 Or among

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