Luke 6:48
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New International Version
They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

New Living Translation
It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.

English Standard Version
he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

New American Standard Bible
he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

King James Bible
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the river crashed against that house and couldn't shake it, because it was well built.

International Standard Version
They are like a person building a house, who dug a deep hole to lay the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house but couldn't shake it, because it had been founded on the rock.

NET Bible
He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep, and laid the foundation on bedrock. When a flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“He is like a man who built a house and he dug and he went deep and laid the foundation on the rock, and when there was a flood, the flood beat on that house and it could not shake it, for its foundation was founded on the rock.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is like a person who dug down to bedrock to lay the foundation of his home. When a flood came, the floodwaters pushed against that house. But the house couldn't be washed away because it had a good foundation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
he is like a man who built a house and dug deep and laid the foundation upon rock; and when the flood arose, the river beat vehemently upon that house and could not shake it, for it was founded upon rock.

King James 2000 Bible
He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

American King James Version
He is like a man which built an house, and dig deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently on that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock.

American Standard Version
he is like a man building a house, who digged and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream brake against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep, and laid the foundation upon a rock. And when a flood came, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock.

Darby Bible Translation
He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock.

English Revised Version
he is like a man building a house, who digged and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream brake against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded.

Webster's Bible Translation
He is like a man who built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Weymouth New Testament
He is like a man building a house, who digs and goes deep, and lays the foundation on the rock; and when a flood comes, the torrent bursts upon that house, but is unable to shake it, because it is securely built.

World English Bible
He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.

Young's Literal Translation
he is like to a man building a house, who did dig, and deepen, and laid a foundation upon the rock, and a flood having come, the stream broke forth on that house, and was not able to shake it, for it had been founded upon the rock.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He is like a man which built an house,.... That is, intended to build one, having drawn the scheme of it in his mind, and provided materials, and fixed upon the spot of ground:

and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; that is, he dug deep in the earth, till he came at a rock, and there, and then, he laid the foundation of his house; in which he acted the part of a wise man, as he is called in Matthew: so a sensible sinner, desirous of building his soul, and the salvation of it, on a sure bottom, digs deep into the Scriptures, diligently searches them, till he finds out the scheme of salvation by Christ; which lies deep in God's counsel and covenant, was ordained before the world began, and was hid in God till revealed in the Gospel: and finding Christ to be the rock of ages, in whom is everlasting strength, and the foundation which God has laid, nor is there another; he makes use of him as such, and builds the hope of his eternal salvation on him:

and when the flood arose; an inundation, a multitude of waters, the swelling of the sea; or rather "when it was tide", as the word here used signifies (k):

the stream beat vehemently upon the house; or the river, up which the tide came, dashed and broke against it; by which may be signified the temptations of Satan, the persecutions of the world, the corruptions of men's hearts, and the errors and heresies of false teachers:

and could not shake it; as none of these can so shake as to move a soul, thus built on Christ, off of him the foundation:

for it was founded upon a rock; See Gill on Matthew 7:24. See Gill on Matthew 7:25.

(k) Vid. Rivinum de Venilia Salacia, &c. p. 681, 632.



Luke 6:48 Additional Commentaries
Context
The House on the Rock
47"Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49"But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."
Cross References
Luke 6:47
As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.

Luke 6:49
But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."
Treasury of Scripture

He is like a man which built an house, and dig deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently on that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock.

and laid.

Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passes, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous …

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation …

Matthew 7:25,26 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, …

1 Corinthians 3:10-12 According to the grace of God which is given to me, as a wise master …

Ephesians 2:20 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus …

2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …

rock.

Deuteronomy 32:15,18,31 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither …

2 Samuel 22:2,32,47 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer…

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing to the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the …

Isaiah 26:4 Trust you in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

1 Peter 2:4-6 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but …

the flood.

2 Samuel 22:5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray to you in a time when …

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their …

Psalm 125:1,2 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot …

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory …

Nahum 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place …

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

Romans 8:35-38 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare …

1 Corinthians 15:55-58 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory…

2 Peter 3:10-14 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, …

Revelation 6:14-17 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and …

Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …

could.

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …

for.

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not …

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