Luke 6:47
New International Version
As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.

New Living Translation
I will show you what it's like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it.

English Standard Version
Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like:

Berean Study Bible
I will show you what he is like who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them:

Berean Literal Bible
Everyone who is coming to Me, and hearing My words, and doing them, I will show you whom he is like.

New American Standard Bible
"Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:

King James Bible
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

Christian Standard Bible
I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them:

Contemporary English Version
Anyone who comes and listens to me and obeys me

Good News Translation
Anyone who comes to me and listens to my words and obeys them--I will show you what he is like.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

International Standard Version
I will show you what everyone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them.

NET Bible
"Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice--I will show you what he is like:

New Heart English Bible
Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Every person who comes to me and has heard my words and does them, I shall show you what he is like”:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I will show you what everyone who comes to me, hears what I say, and obeys it is like.

New American Standard 1977
“Everyone who comes to Me, and hears My words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:

American King James Version
Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:

American Standard Version
Every one that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.

Darby Bible Translation
Every one that comes to me, and hears my words and does them, I will shew you to whom he is like.

English Revised Version
Every one that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like.

Weymouth New Testament
Every one who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them in practice, I will show you whom he is like.

World English Bible
Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.

Young's Literal Translation
Every one who is coming unto me, and is hearing my words, and is doing them, I will shew you to whom he is like;
Study Bible
The House on the Rock
46Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I say? 47I will show you what he is like who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them: 48He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid his foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the torrent crashed against that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:24
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Luke 6:48
He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid his foundation on the rock. When the flood came, the torrent crashed against that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

James 1:22
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:

cometh.

Luke 14:26
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Isaiah 55:3
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

heareth.

Matthew 7:24,25
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: …

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

John 8:52
Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

doeth.

Luke 8:8,13
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear…

Luke 11:28
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.







Lexicon
I will show
ὑποδείξω (hypodeixō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5263: To indicate, intimate, suggest, show, prove. From hupo and deiknuo; to exhibit under the eyes, i.e. to exemplify.

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

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

he is
ἐστὶν (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.

like
ὅμοιος (homoios)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3664: Like, similar to, resembling, of equal rank. From the base of homou; similar.

who
(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.

comes
ἐρχόμενος (erchomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
πρός (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

Me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

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

hears
ἀκούων (akouōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

words
λόγων (logōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

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

acts on
ποιῶν (poiōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine 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.

them:
αὐτούς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(47-49) Whosoever cometh to me .--See Notes on Matthew 7:24-27. Here again the all but verbal reproduction of the parable shows the impression which its repetition had left on the minds of men. The variations, however, are not without significance. St. Luke alone reports that the wise man "digged deep" (better, digged, and made it deep), and so brings out the toil and labour which attends the laying the foundation. It is not a passing emotion of assurance, a momentary act of faith, but involves a process that goes deep through the surface strata of the life, till it finds a foundation in a purified and strengthened will, or, to anticipate St. Paul's teaching, in the "new man" within us, which is one with the presence of Christ as "the hope of glory" (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 1:27).

Verses 47-49. - Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: he is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. "The surrounding scenery may, in this as in other instances, have suggested the illustration. As in all hilly countries, the streams of Galilee rush down the torrent-beds during the winter and early spring, sweep all before them, overflow their banks, and leave beds of alluvial deposit on either side. When summer comes their waters fail (comp. Jeremiah 15:18; Job 6:15), and what had seemed a goodly river is then a tract covered with debris of stones and sand. A stranger coming to build might be attracted by the ready-prepared level surface of the sand. It would be easier to build there instead of working upon the hard and rugged rock. But the people of the land would know and mock the folly of such a builder, and he would pass (our Lord's words may possibly refer to something that had actually occurred) into a byword of reproach. On such a house the winter torrent had swept down in its fury, and the storms had raged, and then the fair fabric, on which time and money had been expended, had given way and fallen into a heap of ruins" (Dean Plumptre). Augustine has some weighty and practical comments on this simile of the Master's, with which, as a picture of what they had no doubt seen with their own eyes, the listening multitude would be singularly impressed. The great Latin Father calls special attention to the fact that in this picture of our Lord's the declared rejecters of the truth do not appear mirrored. In both the cases here instanced there is a readiness to hear the truth. Both the men of the parable-story built their house, but in one case the building ends in terrible disaster. "Would it have been better," asks Augustine ('Serm.' 179. 9), "not to have built at all if the building is thus to perish?" He answers, "Scarcely so; that were not to hear at all - to have built nothing. The fate of such will be to be swept away naked, exposed to wind and rain and torrents. The doom is similar in both cases; the lesson of the Lord is one easy to grasp. The wise man will hear, and, when he hears, will do, that is, will translate his impressions into actions. This will be to build a house upon a rock" (see Archbishop Trench, 'Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount,' drawn from Augustine on Matthew 7:24-27). There is something very striking in the words with which our Master concluded his great sermon, "and the ruin of that house was great." "After all," men would say, "it was only the destruction of one human being." But our Lord's saying reminds us that in his eyes the ruin of one immortal soul is a thought full of unspeakable sorrow. "Jesus, in closing his discourse, leaves his hearers under the impression of this solemn thought. Each of them, while listening to this last word, might think that he heard the crash of the falling edifice, and say within himself, 'This disaster will be mine, if I prove hypocritical or inconsistent'" (Godet). In ver. 48 some, though not all, of the ancient authorities, instead of the words, "for it was founded upon a rock," read, "because it had been well built." This text is adopted in the Revised Version, the old reading, as less probably correct, being relegated to the margin.



6:37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.
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