Luke 6:24
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New International Version
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.

New Living Translation
"What sorrow awaits you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now.

English Standard Version
“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

New American Standard Bible
"But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.

King James Bible
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort.

International Standard Version
"But how terrible it will be for you who are rich, because you have had your comfort!

NET Bible
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But woe to you rich men, for you have received your comfort!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But how horrible it will be for those who are rich. They have had their comfort.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

King James 2000 Bible
But woe unto you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.

American King James Version
But woe to you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.

American Standard Version
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.

Darby Bible Translation
But woe to you rich, for ye have received your consolation.

English Revised Version
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Webster's Bible Translation
But woe to you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Weymouth New Testament
"But alas for you rich men, because you already have your consolation!

World English Bible
"But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.

Young's Literal Translation
'But woe to you -- the rich, because ye have got your comfort.
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 24. - But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. These "rich" referred to here signify men of good social position. These, as a class, opposed Jesus with a bitter and unreasoning opposition. Again the same warning cry to the so-called fortunate ones of this world is re-echoed with greater force in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. "Thou in thy lifetime," said Abraham, speaking from Paradise to the poor lost Dives, "receivedst thy good things;" and yet the very characters represented in that most awful of the parable-stories of the pitiful Lord correct any false notion which, from words like these, men may entertain respecting the condemnation of the rich and great because they are rich and great. Abraham, who speaks the grave stern words, was himself a sheik of great power and consideration, and at the same time very rich. Prophets and apostles, as well as the Son of God, never ceased to warn men of the danger of misusing wealth and power; but at the same time they always represented these dangerous gifts as gifts from God, capable of a noble use, and, if nobly used, these teachers sent by God pointed out, these gifts would bring to the men who so used them a proportional reward.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But woe unto you that are rich,.... Not in worldly riches and substance, for some of these have been, and are happy persons in a spiritual sense; and at most, it can only mean such, who trust in their riches, and place their, happiness in them; but it chiefly regards such, as are rich in their own opinion, and stand in need of nothing; who place their confidence in their own righteousness, and do not apply to Christ, in whom alone are durable riches and righteousness:

for ye have received your consolation; which they take from their own works, and a very unstable and short lived one it is; for while they are crying Peace, Peace, to themselves, from their own services, sudden destruction comes upon them, and all their comforts vanish away: for there is no true solid comfort but in Christ, and in his righteousness; that administers consolation now, and lays a foundation for everlasting comfort hereafter.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24, 25. rich … full … laugh—who have all their good things and joyous feelings here and now, in perishable objects.

received your consolation—(see on [1584]Lu 16:25).

shall hunger—their inward craving strong as ever, but the materials of satisfaction forever gone.

Luke 6:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Woes
24"But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full. 25"Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.…
Cross References
Amos 6:1
Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!

Matthew 6:2
"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

Matthew 6:5
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

Luke 6:25
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Luke 16:25
"But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.

James 5:1
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you.
Treasury of Scripture

But woe to you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.

woe.

Luke 12:15-21 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness…

Luke 18:23-25 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich…

Job 21:7-15 Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, are mighty in power…

Psalm 49:6,7,16-19 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Psalm 73:3-12 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…

Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity …

Jeremiah 5:4-6 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they …

Amos 4:1-3 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, …

Amos 6:1-6 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of …

Haggai 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and …

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

Revelation 18:6-8 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according …

for.

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

Matthew 6:2,5,16 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, …

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