Luke 6:17-26 NIV

Blessings and Woes

6:20-23pp -- Mt 5:3-12

17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon,1

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18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evila spirits were cured,

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    • a 6:18 - Greek "unclean"
      19 and the people all tried to touch him,2 because power was coming from him and healing them all.3

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      20 Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.4

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      21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.5 Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.6

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      22 Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you7 and insult you8 and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

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      23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy,9 because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.10

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      24 "But woe to you who are rich,11 for you have already received your comfort.12

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      25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry.13 Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.14

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      26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.15

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