Luke 14:34
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New International Version
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

New Living Translation
"Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again?

English Standard Version
“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

King James Bible
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?

International Standard Version
"Now, salt is good. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can its flavor be restored?

NET Bible
"Salt is good, but if salt loses its flavor, how can its flavor be restored?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Salt is excellent, but if even the salt becomes insipid, with what will it be seasoned?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how will you restore its flavor?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, with what shall it be seasoned?

King James 2000 Bible
Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its taste, how shall it be restored?

American King James Version
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned?

American Standard Version
Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Darby Bible Translation
Salt [then] [is] good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

English Revised Version
Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Webster's Bible Translation
Salt is good: but if the salt hath lost its savor, with what shall it be seasoned?

Weymouth New Testament
"Salt is good: but if even the salt has become tasteless, what will you use to season it?

World English Bible
Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?

Young's Literal Translation
The salt is good, but if the salt doth become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:25-35 Though the disciples of Christ are not all crucified, yet they all bear their cross, and must bear it in the way of duty. Jesus bids them count upon it, and then consider of it. Our Saviour explains this by two similitudes; the former showing that we must consider the expenses of our religion; the latter, that we must consider the perils of it. Sit down and count the cost; consider it will cost the mortifying of sin, even the most beloved lusts. The proudest and most daring sinner cannot stand against God, for who knows the power of his anger? It is our interest to seek peace with him, and we need not send to ask conditions of peace, they are offered to us, and are highly to our advantage. In some way a disciple of Christ will be put to the trial. May we seek to be disciples indeed, and be careful not to grow slack in our profession, or afraid of the cross; that we may be the good salt of the earth, to season those around us with the savour of Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 34, 35. - Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned! It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. Here "salt" stands for the spirit of self-sacrifice, self-renunciation. When in a man, or in a nation, or in a Church, that salt is savourless, then that spirit is dead; there is no hope remaining for the man, for the people, or the Church. The lesson was a general one - it was meant to sink into each listener's heart; but the Master's sad gaze was fixed, as he spoke the sombre truth, on the people of Israel whom he loved, and on the temple of Jerusalem where his glory-presence used to dwell. Men cast it out. Jesus could hear the armed tramp of the Roman legions of the year 70 as they east out his people from their holy land.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Salt is good,.... See Gill on Matthew 5:13, Mark 10:50.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

34, 35. Salt, &c.—(See on [1672]Mt 5:13-16; and Mr 9:50).

Luke 14:34 Additional Commentaries
Context
Good Salt
34"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 35"It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Cross References
Matthew 5:13
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

Mark 9:50
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
Treasury of Scripture

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned?

Salt. Common salt, or muriate of soda, consists of soda in combination with muriatic acid, and is for the most part an artificial preparation from sea water, though found in some countries in a solid and massive state. See particularly Le.

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