Luke 11:41
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English Standard Version
But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.

King James Bible
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

American Standard Version
But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet that which remaineth, give alms; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

English Revised Version
Howbeit give for alms those things which are within; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean to you.

Weymouth New Testament
But as to what is within, give alms, and instantly all is clean in you.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Such things as ye have (τὰ ἐνόντα)

Only here in New Testament. Commentators differ as to the meaning, but generally reject that of the A. V. Rev., those things which are within. The meaning is, give alms of the contents of the cups and platters. Jesus is insisting upon inward righteousness as against pharisaic externalism, and says: "Your virtue consists in washing the outside, and making a respectable appearance. Cultivate rather the loving, brotherly spirit of inward righteousness, which will prompt you to give of the food which the vessels contain (that which is within) to your suffering brother." "Do you think it is enough to wash your hands before eating? There is a surer means. Let some poor man partake of your meats and wines" (Godet). So Bengel, Meyer, Alford. Compare Matthew 9:13; Hosea 6:6. Wyc., That thing that is over (i.e., remaining in the dishes) give ye alms.

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Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not...

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers...

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail...

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

Deuteronomy 15:8-10 But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants...

Job 13:16-20 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him...

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days...

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.

Matthew 6:1-4 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Acts 9:36-39 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas...

Acts 10:31,32 And said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God...

Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea:

Acts 24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

2 Corinthians 8:7-9,12 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us...

2 Corinthians 9:6-15 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully...

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

James 2:14-16 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him...

1 John 3:16,17 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...

of such things as ye have. or, as you are able. all.

Acts 10:15 And the voice spoke to him again the second time, What God has cleansed, that call not you common.

Romans 14:14-18 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteems any thing to be unclean...

1 Timothy 4:4,5 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving...

Titus 1:15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure...

Cross References
Proverbs 16:6
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.

Mark 7:19
since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?" (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 16:9
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Titus 1:15
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

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