Luke 11:28
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New International Version
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice."

English Standard Version
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

New American Standard Bible
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

King James Bible
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said, "Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!"

International Standard Version
But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!"

NET Bible
But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to her, “Blessings to those who have heard the word of God and keep it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "Rather, how blessed are those who hear and obey God's word."

Jubilee Bible 2000
But he said, Rather, blessed are those that hear the word of God and keep it.

King James 2000 Bible
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

American King James Version
But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

American Standard Version
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.

Darby Bible Translation
But *he* said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep [it].

English Revised Version
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he said, Yes, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Weymouth New Testament
"Nay rather," He replied, "they are blessed who hear God's Message and carefully keep it."

World English Bible
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Yea, rather, happy those hearing the word of God, and keeping it!'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:27,28 While the scribes and Pharisees despised and blasphemed the discourses of our Lord Jesus, this good woman admired them, and the wisdom and power with which he spake. Christ led the woman to a higher consideration. Though it is a great privilege to hear the word of God, yet those only are truly blessed, that is, blessed of the Lord, that hear it, keep it in memory, and keep to it as their way and rule.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it. As was invariably his practice, he declines to enter into any discussion respecting the peculiar blessedness which earthly relationship to him might bring. It was not for public discussion. The Lord, in his reply, tells her? however, that there was something even more blessed than that earthly relationship to which she was alluding, and to that something all, if they pleased, might attain.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But he said,.... Christ said "to the woman", Persic version reads, as correcting her, though not denying it, nor reproving her for it, but improving upon it:

yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it; intimating, that though his mother was happy in bearing and suckling such a son, yet it was a far greater happiness to hear the word of God; meaning either himself, the eternal "Logos", so as to embrace him, believe on him, and have him formed in the heart; or the Gospel preached by him, so as to understand it, receive it as the ingrafted word, and bring forth fruit, and act in obedience to it, observe it, and abide by it, and never relinquish it. This is a greater happiness than to be related to Christ in the flesh, though ever so nearly. The Ethiopic version reads, "that hear the word of God, and believe, and keep it": for faith comes by hearing, and shows itself in doing. Barely to hear the word, and even give an assent to it, will be of little avail, unless what is heard and believed is put in practice.



Luke 11:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
True Blessedness
27While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed." 28But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
Cross References
Proverbs 8:32
"Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 19:16
Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

Luke 8:21
He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."

John 13:17
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Treasury of Scripture

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