Luke 6:21
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New International Version
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

New Living Translation
God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh.

English Standard Version
“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

King James Bible
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who are now hungry are blessed, because you will be filled. You who now weep are blessed, because you will laugh.

International Standard Version
How blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be satisfied! How blessed are you who are crying now, because you will laugh!

NET Bible
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who are hungry. They will be satisfied. Blessed are those who are crying. They will laugh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are those that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed are those that weep now, for ye shall laugh.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are you that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now: for you shall laugh.

American King James Version
Blessed are you that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now: for you shall laugh.

American Standard Version
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.

English Revised Version
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Weymouth New Testament
"Blessed are you who hunger now, because your hunger shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who now weep aloud, because you shall laugh.

World English Bible
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy those hungering now -- because ye shall be filled. 'Happy those weeping now -- because ye shall laugh.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:20-26 Here begins a discourse of Christ, most of which is also found in Mt 5; 7. But some think that this was preached at another time and place. All believers that take the precepts of the gospel to themselves, and live by them, may take the promises of the gospel to themselves, and live upon them. Woes are denounced against prosperous sinners as miserable people, though the world envies them. Those are blessed indeed whom Christ blesses, but those must be dreadfully miserable who fall under his woe and curse! What a vast advantage will the saint have over the sinner in the other world! and what a wide difference will there be in their rewards, how much soever the sinner may prosper, and the saint be afflicted here!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. A similar question probably to the one suggested above, brought out the addition reported in St. Matthew's account - " after righteousness." Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. There is a mourning which, as Augustine says, has no blessing from heaven attached to it, at best only a sorrow of this world and for the things of this world. What Jesus speaks of is a nobler grief', a weeping for our sins and the sins of others, for our weary exile here. This is "the only instance," writes Dean Plumptre, "in the New Testament of the use of 'laughter' as the symbol of spiritual joy .... The Greek word was too much associated with the lower forms of mirth .... It is probable that the Aramaic word which our Lord doubtless used here had a somewhat higher meaning. Hebrew laughter was a somewhat graver thing than that of Greek or Roman. Comedy was unknown among the Hebrew people." It is observable that we read of our Lord weeping. His joy is mentioned, and his sorrow. He sympathized with all classes and orders, talked with them, even ate and drank with them; but we never read that he laughed. There was a tradition in the early Church that Lazarus, after he rose from the dead, was never seen again to smile.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Blessed are ye that hunger now,.... Not only suffer hunger and thirst in a literal sense, in this present life, but who have hunger and thirst in a spiritual sense, after righteousness and eternal life, as in Matthew 5:6 where it is also said as here:

for ye shall be filled: with righteousness and life; See Gill on Matthew 5:6.

blessed are ye that weep now; under afflictions and pressures of life, and mourn for sin, their own, and others:

for ye shall laugh; be filled with spiritual joy and pleasure, and be comforted with the consolations of the Spirit; See Gill on Matthew 5:4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. laugh—How charming is the liveliness of this word, to express what in Matthew is called being "comforted!"

Luke 6:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Beatitudes
20And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.…
Cross References
Luke 6:20
Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 6:22
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are you that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now: for you shall laugh.

ye that hunger.

Luke 6:25 Woe to you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh …

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God…

Psalm 143:6 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a …

Isaiah 55:1,2 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has …

1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, …

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, …

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, …

for ye shall be.

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, …

Psalm 63:1-5 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for …

Psalm 65:4 Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach to you, …

Psalm 107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a …

Isaiah 44:3,4 For I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods on the dry …

Isaiah 49:9,10 That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in …

Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, …

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Jeremiah 31:14,25 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people …

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: …

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to …

John 7:37,38 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

Revelation 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall …

ye that weep.

Luke 6:25 Woe to you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you that laugh …

Psalm 6:6-8 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; …

Psalm 42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually …

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy…

Ecclesiastes 7:2,3 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house …

Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: you shall weep no …

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: …

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and …

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 31:9,13,18-20 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them…

Ezekiel 7:16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains …

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through …

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

John 16:20,21 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

Romans 9:1-3 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing …

2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

James 1:2-4,12 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations…

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

Revelation 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

ye shall laugh.

Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, …

Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh, so that all that hear will …

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and …

Psalm 30:11,12 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off …

Psalm 126:1,2 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them …

Isaiah 12:1,2 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry …

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