Luke 6:33
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New International Version
And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

New Living Translation
And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!

English Standard Version
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Berean Study Bible
If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed, if you do good to those doing good to you, what credit is it to you? For even sinners do the same.

New American Standard Bible
"If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

King James Bible
And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

International Standard Version
If you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners do that.

NET Bible
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.

New Heart English Bible
If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if you are doing good to those who treat you well, what goodness do you have? For even sinners do likewise.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you help those who help you, do you deserve any thanks for that? Sinners do that too.

New American Standard 1977
“And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also do even the same.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks have you? for sinners also do even the same.

American King James Version
And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? for sinners also do even the same.

American Standard Version
And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? for even sinners do the same.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also do this.

Darby Bible Translation
And if ye do good to those that do good to you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners do the same.

English Revised Version
And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? for even sinners do the same.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if ye do good to them who do good to you, what thanks have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

Weymouth New Testament
And if you are kind to those who are kind to you, what credit is it to you? Even bad men act thus.

World English Bible
If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Young's Literal Translation
and if ye do good to those doing good to you, what grace have ye? for also the sinful do the same;
Study Bible
Love Your Enemies
32If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.…
Cross References
Luke 6:32
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.

Luke 6:34
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.
Treasury of Scripture

And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? for sinners also do even the same.

(33) If ye do good to them . . .--Actual deeds of kindness take the place in St. Luke which in St. Matthew is occupied by the salutations which were but the outward signs of kindness.

And if ye do good to them which do good to you,.... As one good turn deserves another:

what thank have ye? what grace or goodness is there in such an action? what glory or merit is there in it?

for sinners also do even the same: wherefore no man should conclude himself a righteous man, or better than sinners, on such an account: this is to be found among the worst of men, and is natural to them, unless they are brutes indeed, to be kind to such as are kind to them. And yet, this was the whole of the doctrine of the Jews about doing good to men: for so they say (u),

"an Israelite is obliged to do good to an Israelite his companion, and to lend without usury: this is kindness and goodness, and a greater good it is than a gift; for many men are ashamed to take a gift, and are not ashamed to take a loan: but not so an Israelite to a Gentile; for he is not bound to do good, or show kindness to him, or to lend him his money freely; for many of them hate the Israelites; but it must be owned, that if a Gentile does a kindness, or good, to an Israelite; the Israelite is also bound to show kindness to him, and do him good.''

In direct opposition to such narrow sentiments does our Lord deliver himself in this, and the following verses.

(u) Kimchi in Psal. xv. apud Huls. Theolog. Jud. par. 1. p. 420. 6:27-36 These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.
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