Luke 6:35
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English Standard Version
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 is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

King James Bible
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

American Standard Version
But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil.

English Revised Version
But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.

Weymouth New Testament
Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hoping for nothing again (μηδὲν ἀπελπίζοντες)

A later Greek word, only here in New Testament, and meaning originally to give up in despair, a sense which is adopted by some high authorities, and by Rev., never despairing. Luke was familiar with this sense in the Septuagint. Thus Isaiah 29:19, "The poor among men (οἱ ἀπηλπισμένοι τῶν ἀνθρώπων) shall rejoice." So in Apocrypha, 2 Maccabees 9:18, "despairing of his health;" Judith 9:11, "A saviour of them that are without hope (ἀπηλπισμένων). According to this, the sense here is, "do good as those who consider nothing as lost." The verb and its kindred adjective are used by medical writers to describe desperate cases of disease.

Children of the Highest (υἱοὶ ὑψίστου)

Rev., rightly, sons. Compare Matthew 5:45, Matthew 5:48.

Kind (χρηστός)

See on Matthew 11:30.

Luke 6:35 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

love.

Luke 6:27-31 But I say to you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you...

Leviticus 25:35-37 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger...

Psalm 37:26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.

Psalm 112:5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

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.

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Romans 5:8-10 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us...

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor...

and ye.

Matthew 5:44,45 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.

1 John 3:10-14 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

1 John 4:7-11 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

for.

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons...

Cross References
Psalm 58:11
Mankind will say, "Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth."

Matthew 5:9
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:45
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Luke 1:32
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,

Luke 6:27
"But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Luke 6:28
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Luke 6:36
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

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