Luke 3:11
New International Version
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same."

New Living Translation
John replied, "If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry."

English Standard Version
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Berean Study Bible
John replied, “Whoever has two tunics should share with him who has none, and whoever has food should do the same.”

Berean Literal Bible
And answering, he was saying to them, "The one having two tunics, let him impart to the one having none; and the one having food, let him do likewise."

New American Standard Bible
And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise."

King James Bible
He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

Christian Standard Bible
He replied to them, "The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same."

Contemporary English Version
John told them, "If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn't have any. If you have food, share it with someone else."

Good News Translation
He answered, "Whoever has two shirts must give one to the man who has none, and whoever has food must share it."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He replied to them, "The one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none, and the one who has food must do the same."

International Standard Version
He answered them, "The person who has two coats must share with the one who doesn't have any, and the person who has food must do the same."

NET Bible
John answered them, "The person who has two tunics must share with the person who has none, and the person who has food must do likewise."

New Heart English Bible
He answered them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he answered and he said to them, “Whoever has two coats, let him give to him who has not, and whoever has food should do likewise.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He answered them, "Whoever has two shirts should share with the person who doesn't have any. Whoever has food should share it too."

New American Standard 1977
And he would answer and say to them, “Let the man who has two tunics share with him who has none; and let him who has food do likewise.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He answered and said unto them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.

King James 2000 Bible
He answered and said unto them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.

American King James Version
He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

American Standard Version
And he answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.

Darby Bible Translation
And he answering says to them, He that has two body-coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise.

Webster's Bible Translation
He answereth and saith to them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath provisions, let him do likewise.

Weymouth New Testament
"Let the man who has two coats," he answered, "give one to the man who has none; and let the man who has food share it with others."

World English Bible
He answered them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise."

Young's Literal Translation
and he answering saith to them, 'He having two coats -- let him impart to him having none, and he having victuals -- in like manner let him do.'
Study Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
10The crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11John replied, “Whoever has two tunics should share with him who has none, and whoever has food should do the same.” 12Even tax collectors came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”…
Cross References
Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your home, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Ezekiel 18:7
He does not oppress another, but returns his pledge to the debtor. He does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing.

Ephesians 4:28
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy.

1 Timothy 6:18
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, and to be generous and ready to share,

James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 2:15
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.

Treasury of Scripture

He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

He that hath two.

Luke 11:41
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Luke 18:22
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Luke 19:8
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.







Lexicon
[John] replied,
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

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

has
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

tunics
χιτῶνας (chitōnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5509: A tunic, garment, undergarment. Of foreign origin; a tunic or shirt.

should share with
μεταδότω (metadotō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3330: From meta and didomi; to give over, i.e. Share.

him
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who has
ἔχοντι (echonti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

none,
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

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

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

has
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

food
βρώματα (brōmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1033: Food of any kind. From the base of bibrosko; food, especially articles allowed or forbidden by the Jewish law.

should do
ποιείτω (poieitō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

the same.”
ὁμοίως (homoiōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3668: In like manner, similarly, in the same way, equally. Adverb from homoios; similarly.
(11) He that hath two coats.--The remedy, in this case, was simple and practical. Selfishness was the root of evil. It was to be conquered not by religious emotions only, but by acts of unselfishness.

He that hath meat.--The Greek noun is plural, and includes all forms of food.

Verse 11. - He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. This advice is simple and practical. No difficult counsels of perfection are recommended, no useless penance. The great confessor simply presses home to his penitents the duty of unselfishness, the beauty of quiet generosity in the sight of God. The whole teaching of this eminent man of God was thoroughly practical. His predecessor, Micah, centuries before had given the luxurious and selfish Israel of his time the same Divine lesson: "He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" (Micah 6:8). 3:1-14 The scope and design of John's ministry were, to bring the people from their sins, and to their Saviour. He came preaching, not a sect, or party, but a profession; the sign or ceremony was washing with water. By the words here used John preached the necessity of repentance, in order to the remission of sins, and that the baptism of water was an outward sign of that inward cleansing and renewal of heart, which attend, or are the effects of true repentance, as well as a profession of it. Here is the fulfilling of the Scriptures, Isa 40:3, in the ministry of John. When way is made for the gospel into the heart, by taking down high thoughts, and bringing them into obedience to Christ, by levelling the soul, and removing all that hinders us in the way of Christ and his grace, then preparation is made to welcome the salvation of God. Here are general warnings and exhortations which John gave. The guilty, corrupted race of mankind is become a generation of vipers; hateful to God, and hating one another. There is no way of fleeing from the wrath to come, but by repentance; and by the change of our way the change of our mind must be shown. If we are not really holy, both in heart and life, our profession of religion and relation to God and his church, will stand us in no stead at all; the sorer will our destruction be, if we do not bring forth fruits meet for repentance. John the Baptist gave instructions to several sorts of persons. Those that profess and promise repentance, must show it by reformation, according to their places and conditions. The gospel requires mercy, not sacrifice; and its design is, to engage us to do all the good we can, and to be just to all men. And the same principle which leads men to forego unjust gain, leads to restore that which is gained by wrong. John tells the soldiers their duty. Men should be cautioned against the temptations of their employments. These answers declared the present duty of the inquirers, and at once formed a test of their sincerity. As none can or will accept Christ's salvation without true repentance, so the evidence and effects of this repentance are here marked out.
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