New Living Translation
So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.
King James Bible
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
But rather give alms of what ye have, and behold, all things are clean to you.
World English Bible
But give for gifts to the needy those things which are within, and behold, all things will be clean to you.
Young's Literal Translation
But what ye have give ye as alms, and, lo, all things are clean to you.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:41 Give what is in them - The vessels which ye clean, in alms, and all things are clean to you. As if he had said, By acts directly contrary to rapine and wickedness, show that your hearts are cleansed, and these outward washings are needless.
LibraryUpon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 6 "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: Otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
A Greater than Solomon
The Ministration of the Spirit and Prayer
Because of his Importunity
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.
Food doesn't go into your heart, but only passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer." (By saying this, he declared that every kind of food is acceptable in God's eyes.)
"Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.
Here's the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.
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