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Luke 6:30

    Luke 6:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give to everyone who comes with a request, and if a man takes away your property, make no attempt to get it back again.

    Webster's Revision

    Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

    World English Bible

    Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 6:30

    Ask them not again - Or, Do not beg them off. This probably refers to the way in which the tax-gatherers and Roman soldiers used to spoil the people. "When such harpies as these come upon your goods, suffer the injury quietly, leaving yourselves in the hand of God, rather than attempt even to beg off what belongs to you, lest on their part they be provoked to seize or spoil more, and lest you be irritated to sue them at law, which is totally opposite to the spirit and letter of the Gospel; or to speak bad words, or indulge wrong tempers, which would wound the spirit of love and mercy." Of such as these, and of all merciless creditors, who even sell the tools and bed of a poor man, it may be very truly said: -

    Tristius haud illis monstrum, nec saevior ulla

    Pestis et ira deum Stygiis sese extulit undis: -

    Diripiunt dapes, contactaque omnia faedant Immundo: -

    Virg. Aen. iii. ver. 214

    "Monsters more fierce offended heaven ne'er sent

    From hell's abyss, for human punishment: -

    They snatch the meat, defiling all they find."

    Dryden

    However, it is probable that what is here spoken relates to requiring a thing speedily that had been lent, while the reason for borrowing it still continues. In Ecclus. 20:15, it is a part of the character of a very bad man, that to-day he lendeth, and tomorrow will he ask it again. From Luke 6:27 to Luke 6:30 our blessed Lord gives us directions how to treat our enemies.

    1. Wish them well.

    2. Do them good.

    3. Speak as well of them as possible.

    4. Be an instrument of procuring them good from others; use your influence in their behalf.

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    Barnes' Notes on Luke 6:30

    See Matthew 5:42.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 6:30

    6:30 Give to every one - Friend or enemy, what thou canst spare, and he really wants: and of him that taketh away thy goods - By borrowing, if he be insolvent, ask them not again. Mt 5:42.

    Verses Related to Luke 6:30

    John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    Proverbs 3:27 - Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
    Proverbs 21:26 - He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
    Book: Luke
    Topic: Giving