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And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night ° in prayer to God.
And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. °
And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
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.
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:3 Have ye not read. See I Samuel 21:1-6.

6:9 Is it lawful. Jesus here confirmed that the weekly Sabbath, while vitally important as a day of remembrance and rest and worship, was not to be regarded as a legalistic burden, but as a blessing and even as a special opportunity “to do good.”

6:13 twelve. On the calling and identification of the twelve apostles, see notes on Matthew 10:1-4.

6:19 virtue. The word in the Greek for “virtue” is the same as “power.” See note on Philippians 4:8.

6:20 on his disciples. This sermon, while similar to the Sermon on the Mount, was given at a different time and place. The Sermon on the Mount was given on a mountain, and only to His disciples, not to the “multitudes” (see note on Matthew 5:1). The sermon recorded here in Luke 6:20-49 was given to the whole multitude (Luke 6:19; 7:1), although it was especially addressed to His disciples (Luke 6:20), and it was delivered down on the plain (Luke 6:17), not on the mount.

6:22 separate you. This has often proved the experience of those who take a stand for Christ and His Word. See John 9:34 and Acts 13:50 for two New Testament examples.

6:24 woe unto you. The beatitudes, as given in Matthew 5:3-12, are here interspersed with corresponding judgments on the ungodly and self-satisfied. Jesus’ audience on this occasion evidently included many of the latter.

6:26 speak well of you. If all men speak well of us, that means we have accomplished nothing for the Lord. Paul had many enemies, and so did Christ Himself, as have all fruitful Christians through the ages.

6:38 given unto you. “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack” (Proverbs 28:27). “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). He that gives of himself or his possessions in the name of Christ is not giving, but sowing.

6:40 perfect. A disciple is to learn from his teacher, so that when his training is complete, he will be just like his master. Our standard of excellence is the perfection of Christ Himself, and we should study and practice diligently in striving to attain that standard, knowing that we are predestined “to be conformed to the image” of our Master (Romans 8:29) when we finally see Him as He is (I John 3:2).

6:44 his own fruit. Here is an incidental confirmation of the ten-times-repeated “after his kind” of Genesis 1. In each kind of plant and animal is a genetic system that assures “his own fruit,” and nothing else.

6:49 heareth, and doeth not. It is good to hear—or to read—the words of God, but this only increases one’s guilt if he then rejects or ignores them. Note James 1:22-25; 4:17.

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