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Luke 6:26

    Luke 6:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Woe unto you , when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

    Webster's Revision

    Woe unto you , when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

    World English Bible

    Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Definitions for Luke 6:26

    Woe - An expression of grief or indignation.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 6:26

    When all men shall speak well of you - When they shall praise or applaud you. The people of the world will not praise or applaud "my" doctrine; they are "opposed" to it, and therefore, if they speak well of "you" and of "your teachings," it is proof that you do not teach the true doctrine. If you do "not" do this, then there will be woe upon you. If men teach false doctrines for true; if they declare that God has spoken that which he has not spoken, and if they oppose what he "has" delivered, then heavy punishments will await them.

    For so did their fathers - The fathers or ancestors of this people; the ancient Jews.

    To the false prophets - Men who pretended to be of God - who delivered their "own" doctrines as the truth of God, and who accommodated themselves to the desires of the people. Of this number were the prophets of Baal, the false prophets who appeared in the time of Jeremiah, etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 6:26

    6:26 Wo to you when all men shall speak well of you - But who will believe this?