Luke 6:21

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

Luke 6:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
ESV
21 "Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
NLT
21 God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh.
MSG
21 You're blessed when you're ravenously hungry. Then you're ready for the Messianic meal. You're blessed when the tears flow freely. Joy comes with the morning.
CSB
21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, because you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, because you will laugh.

Luke 6:21 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:21

Blessed are ye that hunger now
Not only suffer hunger and thirst in a literal sense, in this present life, but who have hunger and thirst in a spiritual sense, after righteousness and eternal life, as in ( Matthew 5:6 ) where it is also said as here:

for ye shall be filled:
with righteousness and life; (See Gill on Matthew 5:6).

blessed are ye that weep now;
under afflictions and pressures of life, and mourn for sin, their own, and others:

for ye shall laugh;
be filled with spiritual joy and pleasure, and be comforted with the consolations of the Spirit; (See Gill on Matthew 5:4).

Luke 6:21 In-Context

19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
23 “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 55:1,2; Matthew 5:6
  • 2. Isaiah 61:2,3; Matthew 5:4; Revelation 7:17