Luke 6:34
New International Version
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.

New Living Translation
And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

English Standard Version
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount.

Berean Study Bible
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.

Berean Literal Bible
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive back, what credit is it to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, that they might receive the same amount.

New American Standard Bible
"If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

King James Bible
And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

Christian Standard Bible
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.

Contemporary English Version
If you lend money only to someone you think will pay you back, will God be pleased with you for that? Even sinners lend to sinners because they think they will get it all back.

Good News Translation
And if you lend only to those from whom you hope to get it back, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.

International Standard Version
If you lend to those from whom you expect to get something back, what thanks do you deserve? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back what they lend.

NET Bible
And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full.

New Heart English Bible
If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if you lend to him from whom you expect to be repaid, what goodness do you have? For even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid likewise.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you lend anything to those from whom you expect to get something back, do you deserve any thanks for that? Sinners also lend to sinners to get back what they lend.

New American Standard 1977
“And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, in order to receive back the same amount.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive, what grace shall ye have? for sinners also lend to sinners to receive as much again.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

American King James Version
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

American Standard Version
And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks are to you? for sinners also lend to sinners, for to receive as much.

Darby Bible Translation
And if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what thank is it to you? [for] even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive the like.

English Revised Version
And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if ye lend to them from whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much in return.

Weymouth New Testament
And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is it to you? Even bad men lend to their fellows so as to receive back an equal amount.

World English Bible
If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive back as much.

Young's Literal Translation
and if ye lend to those of whom ye hope to receive back, what grace have ye? for also the sinful lend to sinners -- that they may receive again as much.
Study Bible
Love Your Enemies
33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:8
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him whatever he needs.

Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Luke 6:33
If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.

Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Treasury of Scripture

And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

Luke 6:35
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

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…

Deuteronomy 15:8-11
But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth…







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

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

you lend [to those]
δανίσητε (danisēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1155: To lend; mid: I borrow. From daneion; to loan on interest; reflexively, to borrow.

from
παρ’ (par’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

whom
ὧν (hōn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

you expect
ἐλπίζετε (elpizete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1679: To hope, hope for, expect, trust. From elpis; to expect or confide.

repayment,
λαβεῖν (labein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

what
ποία (poia)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4169: Of what sort. From the base of pou and hoios; individualizing interrogative what sort of, or which one.

credit
χάρις (charis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

is that
ἐστίν (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.

to you?
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

sinners
ἁμαρτωλοὶ (hamartōloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.

lend
δανίζουσιν (danizousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1155: To lend; mid: I borrow. From daneion; to loan on interest; reflexively, to borrow.

to sinners,
ἁμαρτωλοῖς (hamartōlois)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 268: Sinning, sinful, depraved, detestable. From hamartano; sinful, i.e. A sinner.

expecting
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

to be repaid
ἀπολάβωσιν (apolabōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 618: From apo and lambano; to receive; also to take aside.

in full.
ἴσα (isa)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2470: Equal, equivalent, identical. Probably from eido; similar.
(34) If ye lend to them . . .--This special illustration of the law of unselfish kindness is in this collocation peculiar to St. Luke; but it is implied in the precept of Matthew 5:42.

To receive as much again.--It is noticeable, as implying that the precepts were given in the first instance to Jewish hearers, that receiving interest on the loan is not contemplated at all. (See Note on Matthew 5:42.)

6:27-36 These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.
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