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Luke 14:14

    Luke 14:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

    World English Bible

    and you will be blessed, because they don't have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

    Definitions for Luke 14:14

    Blessed - Happy.
    Recompense - To repay; reward; restore.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 14:14

    For they cannot recompense thee - Because you have done it for God's sake only, and they cannot make you a recompense, therefore God will consider himself your debtor, and will recompense you in the resurrection of the righteous. There are many very excellent sayings among the rabbins on the excellence of charity. They produce both Job and Abraham as examples of a very merciful disposition. "Job, say they, had an open door on each of the four quarters of his house, that the poor, from whatever direction they might come, might find the door of hospitality open to receive them. But Abraham was more charitable than Job, for he traveled over the whole land in order to find out the poor, that he might conduct them to his house."

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:14

    Shalt be blessed - Blessed in the "act" of doing good, which furnishes more "happiness" than riches can give, and blessed or rewarded "by God" in the day of judgment.

    They cannot recompense thee - They cannot invite you again, and thus pay you; and by inviting "them" you show that you have a "disposition" to do good.

    The resurrection of the just - When the just or holy shall be raised from the dead. Then "God" shall reward those who have done good to the poor and needy from love to the Lord Jesus Christ, Matthew 10:42; Matthew 25:34-36.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 14:14

    14:14 One of them that sat at table hearing these things - And being touched therewith, said, Happy is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God - Alluding to what had just been spoken. It means, he that shall have a part in the resurrection of the just.