Luke 6:25

25 "Woe to you who are full now, for 1you shall be hungry. "Woe to 2you who laugh now, 3for you shall mourn and weep.

Luke 6:25 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:25

Woe unto you that are full
Not so much with the plenty and affluence of the things of this life, as of themselves, and their own righteousness, and so with conceit, vanity, and pride, and have no appetite for spiritual things, nor do they hunger and thirst after Christ, and the grace that is in him:

for ye shall hunger;
not that they shall truly and spiritually desire an interest in Christ, and his righteousness, or heaven and eternal life hereafter; but they shall be in starving and famishing circumstances; and whilst the saints are feeding upon the joys and glories of the other world, compared to a banquet, they shall be without, and have no share in these things; ( Isaiah 65:13 Isaiah 65:14 ) .

Woe unto you that laugh now;
at sin, rejoice in iniquity, make a mock at it, instead of mourning for it; or that glory in themselves, and in their righteousness, and rejoice in their boastings:

for ye shall mourn and weep;
shall be cast into outer darkness, where are weeping, waiting, and gnashing of teeth; and for all the fire they have kindled, and sparks they have encompassed themselves with, and danced in and about, this they shall have at the hand of God, they shall lie down in sorrow, and ever continue in it.

Luke 6:25 In-Context

23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
24 "But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
25 "Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26 "Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
27 "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Cross References 3

  • 1. Isaiah 65:13
  • 2. Isaiah 65:14; [Proverbs 14:13; James 4:9]
  • 3. Isaiah 65:14; [Proverbs 14:13; James 4:9]
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