Luke 14:34
New International Version
“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

New Living Translation
“Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again?

English Standard Version
“Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?

Berean Study Bible
Salt is good, but if the salt loses its savor, with what will it be seasoned?

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore salt is good, but if even the salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

King James Bible
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

New King James Version
“Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

NASB 1995
“Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

NASB 1977
“Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

Amplified Bible
“Therefore, salt is good; but if salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

Christian Standard Bible
“Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?

American Standard Version
Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Salt is excellent, but if even the salt becomes insipid, with what will it be seasoned?”

Contemporary English Version
Salt is good, but if it no longer tastes like salt, how can it be made to taste salty again?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

English Revised Version
Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Good News Translation
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty again.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Salt is good. But if salt loses its taste, how will you restore its flavor?

International Standard Version
"Now, salt is good. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can its flavor be restored?

Literal Standard Version
The salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

NET Bible
"Salt is good, but if salt loses its flavor, how can its flavor be restored?

New Heart English Bible
Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?

Weymouth New Testament
"Salt is good: but if even the salt has become tasteless, what will you use to season it?

World English Bible
Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?

Young's Literal Translation
The salt is good, but if the salt doth become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Good Salt
33In the same way, any one of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple. 34 Salt is good, but if the salt loses its savor, with what will it be seasoned? 35It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile, and it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”…

Cross References
Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Mark 9:50
Salt is good, but if the salt loses its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."


Treasury of Scripture

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his flavor, with which shall it be seasoned?

Salt.

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

but.

Matthew 5:13
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Mark 9:49,50
For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt…

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.









(34) Salt is good.--The words are all but identical with those of Matthew 5:13, and resemble those of Mark 9:50. (See Notes on those passages.) They appear now, however, in a very different context, and the train of thought is not at first sight so clear. The common element in all three instances is that salt represents the purifying element in life, the principle of unselfish devotion. Here, the special aspect of that element is self-renunciation. In proportion as that is incomplete, the salt loses its savour. The question, Wherewith shall it be salted? is asked as in the accents of almost hopeless sadness. What other purifying influences can be brought to bear on us when the love of Christ has failed?

Verses 34, 35. - Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned! It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. Here "salt" stands for the spirit of self-sacrifice, self-renunciation. When in a man, or in a nation, or in a Church, that salt is savourless, then that spirit is dead; there is no hope remaining for the man, for the people, or the Church. The lesson was a general one - it was meant to sink into each listener's heart; but the Master's sad gaze was fixed, as he spoke the sombre truth, on the people of Israel whom he loved, and on the temple of Jerusalem where his glory-presence used to dwell. Men cast it out. Jesus could hear the armed tramp of the Roman legions of the year 70 as they east out his people from their holy land.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Salt
ἅλας (halas)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 217: Salt. From hals; salt; figuratively, prudence.

[is] good,
Καλὸν (Kalon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

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

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

salt
ἅλας (halas)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 217: Salt. From hals; salt; figuratively, prudence.

loses its savor,
μωρανθῇ (mōranthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3471: From moros; to become insipid; figuratively, to make as a simpleton.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

what
τίνι (tini)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

will it be seasoned?
ἀρτυθήσεται (artythēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 741: Prop: I arrange, make ready; I season, flavor. From a presumed derivative of airo; to prepare, i.e. Spice.


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