Luke 11:41
New International Version
But now as for what is inside you--be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

New Living Translation
So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.

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

Berean Study Bible
But give as alms the things that are within you, and you will see that everything is clean for you.

Berean Literal Bible
But give as alms the things being within, and behold, all things are clean to you.

New American Standard Bible
"But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.

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

Christian Standard Bible
But give from what is within to the poor, and then everything is clean for you.

Contemporary English Version
If you would only give what you have to the poor, everything you do would please God.

Good News Translation
But give what is in your cups and plates to the poor, and everything will be ritually clean for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But give from what is within to the poor, and then everything is clean for you.

International Standard Version
So give what is inside to the poor, and then everything will be clean for you.

NET Bible
But give from your heart to those in need, and then everything will be clean for you.

New Heart English Bible
But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and see, all things will be clean to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“However, give whatever you have in charity and behold, everything is pure to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give what is inside as a gift to the poor, and then everything will be clean for you.

New American Standard 1977
“But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But rather give alms {lit. do acts of mercy} of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

American King James Version
But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to 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.

Darby Bible Translation
But rather give alms of what ye have, and behold, all things are clean to 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.

World English Bible
But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.

Young's Literal Translation
But what ye have give ye as alms, and, lo, all things are clean to you.
Study Bible
Woes to Religious Leaders
40You fools! Did not the One who made the outside make the inside as well? 41But give as alms the things that are within you, and you will see that everything is clean for you. 42Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and rue and every herb, but you disregard justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without neglecting the former.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:6
By loving devotion and truth, wickedness is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD a man turns aside from evil.

Mark 7:19
because it does not enter his heart, but it goes into the stomach and then is eliminated." (Thus all foods are clean.)

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 16:9
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.

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

Treasury of Scripture

But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

rather.

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Luke 14:12-14
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee…

Luke 16:9
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

of such things as ye have.

Acts 10:15
And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou 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 esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean…

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







Lexicon
But
πλὴν (plēn)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 4133: However, nevertheless, but, except that, yet. From pleion; moreover, i.e. Albeit, save that, rather, yet.

give
δότε (dote)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

[as] alms
ἐλεημοσύνην (eleēmosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1654: Abstr: alms-giving, charity; concr: alms, charity. From eleos; compassionateness, i.e. beneficence, or a benefaction.

the things that
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

are within [you],
ἐνόντα (enonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1751: To be in, within. From ennomos and eimi; to be within.

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

you will see
ἰδοὺ (idou)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

[that] everything
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

clean
καθαρὰ (kathara)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2513: Clean.

for you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(41) But rather give alms of such things as ye have.--This, too, is peculiar to St. Luke. In the underlying principle of its teaching it sweeps away the whole fabric of the law of ceremonial purity, as the words of St. Matthew 15:10-20 had, on different grounds, done before. The distinction between the two phases of the truth is that here greater stress is laid on the active purifying power of the love of which alms, if not given for the sake of man's praise, is the natural expression. That which defiles is selfishness; that which purifies is the unselfishness of love.

Verse 41. - But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. The translation here should run, but rather give the things that are in them as alms, etc. The thought of the contents of these cups and dishes - a thought which came out, as we have seen, so prominently in St. Matthew - here is evidently in the Lord's mind. "Ah!" he seems to say, "what you Pharisees and your schools of formalism indeed want is the knowledge of that great law of love" (the law Jesus was ever teaching in such parables, for instance, as that of the good Samaritan). "I will tell you how really to purify, in the eyes of God, these cups and dishes of yours. Share their contents with your poorer neighbors." "Let them do one single loving, unselfish act, not for the sake of the action itself, not for any merit inherent in it; but out of pure good will towards others, and their whole inward condition would be different" (Bishop Basil Jones, in the 'Speaker's Commentary'). 11:37-54 We should all look to our hearts, that they may be cleansed and new-created; and while we attend to the great things of the law and of the gospel, we must not neglect the smallest matter God has appointed. When any wait to catch something out of our mouths, that they may insnare us, O Lord, give us thy prudence and thy patience, and disappoint their evil purposes. Furnish us with such meekness and patience that we may glory in reproaches, for Christ's sake, and that thy Holy Spirit may rest upon us.
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