Luke 3 :11

Luke 3 :11 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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.

American King James Version (AKJV)

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.

American Standard Version (ASV)

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.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And he made answer and said to them, He who has two coats, let him give to him who has not even one; and he who has food, let him do the same.

Webster's Revision

He answereth and saith to them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath provisions, let him do likewise.

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."

English Revised Version (ERV)

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.

Definitions for Luke 3 :11

Let - To hinder or obstruct.
Meat - Food.

Clarke's Commentary on Luke 3 :11

He that hath two coats, etc. - He first teaches the great mass of the people their duty to each other. They were uncharitable and oppressive, and he taught them not to expect any mercy from the hand of God, while they acted towards others in opposition to its dictates. If men be unkind and uncharitable towards each other, how can they expect the mercy of the Lord to be extended towards themselves?

Barnes's Commentary on Luke 3 :11

He that hath two coats ... - Or, in other words, aid the poor according to your ability; be benevolent, and you will thus show that your repentance is genuine. It is remarkable that one of the "first" demands of religion is to do good, and it is in this way that it may be shown that the repentance is not feigned. For.

1. The "nature" of religion is to do good.

2. This requires self-denial, and none will deny themselves who are not attached to God. And,

3. This is to imitate Jesus Christ, who, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor.

Coats - See the notes at Matthew 5:40.

Meat - Provision of any kind.

Wesley's Commentary on Luke 3 :11

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