Luke 11:28
New International Version
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

English Standard Version
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Berean Study Bible
But He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

Berean Literal Bible
And He said, "No rather, blessed are those hearing the word of God and keeping it."

King James Bible
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

New King James Version
But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

New American Standard Bible
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and follow it.”

NASB 1995
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”

NASB 1977
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it.”

Amplified Bible
But He said, “On the contrary, blessed (happy, favored by God) are those who hear the word of God and continually observe it.”

Christian Standard Bible
He said, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

American Standard Version
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He said to her, “Blessings to those who have heard the word of God and keep it.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied, "That's true, but the people who are really blessed are the ones who hear and obey God's message!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.

English Revised Version
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Good News Translation
But Jesus answered, "Rather, how happy are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus replied, "Rather, how blessed are those who hear and obey God's word."

International Standard Version
But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!"

Literal Standard Version
And He said, “Indeed, rather, blessed those hearing the word of God, and keeping [it]!”

NET Bible
But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

New Heart English Bible
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Weymouth New Testament
"Nay rather," He replied, "they are blessed who hear God's Message and carefully keep it."

World English Bible
But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'Yea, rather, happy those hearing the word of God, and keeping it!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Blessedness
27As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and blessed are the breasts that nursed You!” 28But He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” 29As the crowds were increasing, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.…

Cross References
Proverbs 8:32
Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, for blessed are those who keep my ways.

Proverbs 19:16
He who keeps a commandment preserves his soul, but he who is careless in his ways will die.

Luke 8:21
But He replied, "My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and carry it out."

John 13:17
If you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near.


Treasury of Scripture

But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Luke 6:47,48
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: …

Luke 8:21
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…









(28) Blessed are they that hear the word of God.--The term thus used clearly designates here the message of the Kingdom spoken by our Lord Himself, as in the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:20). In its wider application, it of course includes, though it must not be confined to it, the record of that spoken Word, or of subsequent revelations of the Truth in what we know as Scripture.

Verse 28. - But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it. As was invariably his practice, he declines to enter into any discussion respecting the peculiar blessedness which earthly relationship to him might bring. It was not for public discussion. The Lord, in his reply, tells her? however, that there was something even more blessed than that earthly relationship to which she was alluding, and to that something all, if they pleased, might attain.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

He
Αὐτὸς (Autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

replied,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Blessed
μακάριοι (makarioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

rather
Μενοῦν (Menoun)
Particle
Strong's 3304: Nay rather; indeed, truly, really. From Not Used and oun and ge; so then at least.

[are] those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hear
ἀκούοντες (akouontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

of God
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

obey it.”
φυλάσσοντες (phylassontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5442: Probably from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. Be on guard; by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid.


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