Modern Literal Version
[Luke 6]

     {Mar 2:23-28 & Mat 12:1-8 & Luk 6:1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee.}

     6:1 Now it happened on a second Sabbath after the first, that he was traveling through the grain-fields, and his disciples were plucking the tops, rubbing them in their hands and were eating them. 6:2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, Why are youĎ doing what is not legal to practice on the Sabbath?

     6:3 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have youĎ not read even this, what David did, when he was hungry, he and those who were with him?6:4How he entered into the house of God and took and ate the showbread, and also gave it to those who were with him; which it is not legal to eat, except for the priests only?{1Sam 21:6}6:5 And he said to them, The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.

     {Mar 3:1-6 & Mat 12:9-14 & Luk 6:6-11 Probably Galilee.}

     6:6 Now it happened on a different Sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught, and a man was there, and his right hand was dried up. 6:7 Now the scribes and the Pharisees were observing him, if he will heal him on the Sabbath; in order that they might find an accusationagainst him. 6:8 But he knew their reasonings, and he said to the man having a dried up hand,Arise and stand; you in the middle. Now having risen* up, he stood there. 6:9 And Jesus said to them, I ask youĎ something, Is it legal on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil? To save a life or to destroy it?6:10 And having looked around on them all, he said to him, Stretch out your hand.Now he did, and his hand was restored like the other. 6:11 But they were filled with madness, and were speaking with one another as to what they might do to Jesus.

     {Mar 3:13-19a &Luk 6:12-16 Near Capernaum.}

     6:12 Now it happened in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he was persisting through the night in prayer to God. 6:13 And when it became day, he summons his disciples, and he chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: 6:14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew, 6:15and Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus and Simon who was called the Zealot,6:16 and Judas the son{Or: brother of; See Jude.} of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer.

     {Mat 5:1 & Luk 6:17-20. Sermon on the mountain.}

     6:17 And he came down with them and stood upon the plain, and with a crowd of his disciples and a large multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 6:18 and those who were troubled by unclean spirits were being healed. 6:19 And all the crowd was seeking to touch him, because power was coming out from him and was healing them all.

     {Mat 5:2-12 & Luk 6:20-26.}

     6:20 And he lifted up his eyes toward his disciples and said: YouĎthe poor are fortunate, because the kingdom of God is yoursĎ.6:21YouĎ who hunger now are fortunate, because youĎ will be fed. YouĎ who are weeping now are fortunate, because youĎ will be laughing.6:22YouĎ are fortunate, whenever men hate youĎ and whenever they separate* youĎfrom themselves, and may reproach youĎ and may cast out yourĎ name like evil, because of the Son of Man. 6:23RejoiceĎ in that day and jumpĎfor joy, for* behold yourĎ reward is much in heaven; for* their fathers were doing to the prophets according to the same things.

     6:24However, woe to youĎ who are rich, because youĎ are having yourĎ consolation!6:25Woe to youĎ who have been filled, because youĎ will hunger! Woe to youĎ who laugh now, because youĎwill be mourning and will be weeping!6:26Woe to youĎ whenever men speak well of youĎ, for*their fathers were doing to the false prophets according to the same things!

     {Mat 5:17-48 & Luk 6:27-36.}

     6:27But I am saying to youĎ who hear, Love yourĎ enemies, doĎ good to those who hate youĎ,6:28speakĎ well of those who are cursing youĎ, prayĎ on behalf of those who are railing at youĎ. 6:29Hold near to the one who beats you upon the one jaw, the other also, and from the one who takes away your garment, do not forbid him your tunic also.6:30Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one who takes away what is yours, do not ask for it back.

     {Mat 7:12 & Luk 6:31.}

     6:31And just-as youĎ wish that* men may do to youĎ, youĎ also, doĎ likewise to them.6:32And if youĎ love* those who love* youĎ, what gratitude do youĎ have? For* even sinners love* those who love* them.6:33And if youĎ do good to those who are doing good to youĎ, what gratitude do youĎhave? For* even sinners are doing the same.6:34And if youĎ lend to those from whom youĎ are hoping to receive, what gratitude do youĎ have? For* even sinners are lending to sinners, in order that they might receive equally.6:35However, love yourĎ enemies and doĎ good things for themand lendĎ, hoping for nothing again. And yourĎ reward will be much, and youĎ will be sons of the Highest, because he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 6:36Therefore, becomeĎcompassionate, just-as yourĎ Father is also compassionate.

     {Mat 7:1-6 & Luk 6:37-42. See also Joh 5:30, 7:24.}

     6:37And doĎ not judge and youĎ may never* be judged; doĎ not sentence others and youĎ may never* be sentenced; releaseĎ and youĎ will be released.6:38GiveĎ and it will be given to youĎ; they will be giving good measure into yourĎ bosom, what has been packed-down and shaken togetherand pouring over. For* with the same measure youĎ measure, it will be measured to youĎ again.

     6:39 Now he also spoke a parable to them: Is a blind person able to guide the blind? Will they not both be falling into a ditch?6:40The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone having been matured {i.e. completed the training}, will be like his teacher.6:41But why are you looking at the speck which is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam which is in your own eye?6:42Or how are you able to say to your brother, Brother, Allow me, that I may cast out the speck which is in your eye, when* you yourself do not see the beam which is in your own eye? You hypocrite, cast out the beam first out of your own eye, and then you will see precisely to cast out the speck which is in your brother's eye.

     {Mat 7:13-23 & Luk 6:43-45.}

     6:43For* there is not a good tree producing rotten fruit; nor is there a rotten tree producing good fruit.6:44For* each tree is known from its own fruit. For* men do not collect figs from thorns, nor do they pick a grape-cluster from a bush.6:45The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good, and the evilman out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth what is evil; for* his mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart.

     {Mat 7:24-29 & Luk 6:46-49.}

     6:46Now why are youĎ calling me, Lord, Lord and yet do not practice the things which I say?6:47Everyone who comes to me and hears my words, and is practicing them, I will show youĎ to whom he is similar.6:48He is similar to a man building a house, who dug and then deepened and placed its foundation upon the rock, and when* a deluge happened, the river bursts against that house and was not strong-enough to shake it; for* it had been founded upon the rock.6:49 But he who heard and did not, is similar to a man who built a house upon the soil without a foundation; which the river bursts against, and immediately it fell, and the breakup of that house became great.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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