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."

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.

New King James Version
He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”

New American Standard Bible
And he would answer and say to them, “The one who has two tunics is to share with the one who has none; and the one who has food is to do likewise.”

NASB 1995
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."

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
And John replied, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do the same.”

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.”

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."

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.

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.”

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."

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.

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.

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."

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."

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."

Literal Standard Version
And he answering says to them, “He having two coats, let him impart to him having none; and he having food, let him do in like manner.”

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mission of John the Baptist
10The crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11 John 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
Isn't it 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 restores the 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.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[John] replied,
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 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 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

tunics
χιτῶνας (chitōnas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 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 3330: From meta and didomi; to give over, i.e. Share.

him
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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.

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

none,
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 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 2532: And, even, also, namely.

whoever
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

has
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 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 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 3668: In like manner, similarly, in the same way, equally. Adverb from homoios; similarly.


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