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Luke 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
Jesus Chooses Twelve Disciples
(Matt. 12:1–8; Mark 2:23–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:1 - Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first[fn] that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:2 - And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:3 - But Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:4 - “how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:5 - And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
Healing on the Sabbath
(Matt. 12:9–14; Mark 3:1–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:6 - Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose right hand was withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:7 - So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:8 - But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Arise and stand here.” And he arose and stood.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:9 - Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:10 - And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man,[fn] “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:11 - But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
The Twelve Apostles
(Matt. 10:1–4; Mark 3:13–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:12 - Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:13 - And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:14 - Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:15 - Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:16 - Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.
Jesus Heals a Great Multitude
(cf. Matt. 4:24, 25; Mark 3:7–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:17 - And He came down with them and stood on a level place with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:18 - as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:19 - And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
The Beatitudes
(Matt. 5:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:20 - Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you poor,
For yours is the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:21 - Blessed are you who hunger now,
For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now,
For you shall laugh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:22 - Blessed are you when men hate you,
And when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil,
For the Son of Man’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:23 - Rejoice in that day and leap for joy!
For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
Jesus Pronounces Woes
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:24 - “But woe to you who are rich,
For you have received your consolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - Woe to you who are full,
For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now,
For you shall mourn and weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:26 - Woe to you[fn] when all[fn] men speak well of you,
For so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Love Your Enemies
(Matt. 5:38–48 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:27 - “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:28 - “bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:29 - “To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:30 - “Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:31 - “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:32 - “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:33 - “And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:34 - “And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:35 - “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:36 - “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
Do Not Judge
(Matt. 7:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:37 - “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:38 - “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:39 - And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:40 - “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:41 - “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:42 - “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit
(Matt. 7:15–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:43 - “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:44 - “For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:45 - “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[fn] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Build on the Rock
(Matt. 7:21–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:46 - “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:47 - “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:48 - “He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:49 - “But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell.[fn] And the ruin of that house was great.”
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads on a Sabbath.
M-Text reads to kill.
NU-Text and M-Text read to him.
NU-Text omits as whole as the other.
NU-Text and M-Text omit to you.
M-Text omits all.
NU-Text omits treasure of his heart.
NU-Text reads for it was well built.
NU-Text reads collapsed.

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