Luke 6:36
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New International Version
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

New Living Translation
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

English Standard Version
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

New American Standard Bible
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

King James Bible
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

International Standard Version
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

NET Bible
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Be therefore merciful, just as also your Father is merciful.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be merciful as your Father is merciful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

King James 2000 Bible
Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

American King James Version
Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

American Standard Version
Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Darby Bible Translation
Be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father also is merciful.

English Revised Version
Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Weymouth New Testament
Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate.

World English Bible
Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is also merciful.

Young's Literal Translation
be ye therefore merciful, as also your Father is merciful.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 36. - Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. "Yes," goes on the Master, "be ye kind, tender-hearted, merciful; stop not short at the easier love, but go on to the harder; and do this because God does it even to the unthankful and evil" (ver. 35). On this attribute of the mercy of the Most High, James, who had evidently drunk deep of the wisdom contained in this great discourse of his so-called brother, speaks of the Lord as "very pitiful, and of tender mercy" (James 5:11).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Be ye therefore merciful,.... Tenderhearted, kind, beneficent to all men, friends and foes:

as your Father also is merciful; that is your Father which is in heaven; who is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works: nothing is more common in Zohar (y), and the Talmud (z) than to express the Divine Being by no other name, than "the Merciful"; "the Merciful said" so, and so; that is, God: and so the Arabians generally begin their books and chapters with these words, "in the name of God, exceeding merciful", or "the merciful commiserator": a saying much like to this in the text, is the Targum of Jonathan, on Leviticus 22:28.

"O my people, the children of "Israel, as your father", "is merciful" in heaven, so be ye merciful on earth.''

(y) Zohar in Lev. fol. 2. 2. & 9. 4. & 20. 1. & 22. 1.((z) T. Bab. Moed Katon, fol. 15. 2.



Luke 6:36 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love Your Enemies
35"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
Cross References
Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 6:37
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Ephesians 5:1
Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children

James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Treasury of Scripture

Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, …

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

1 Peter 1:15,16 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner …

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