Luke 6:26

26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Read Luke 6:26 Using Other Translations

Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
"Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
What sorrow awaits you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised false prophets.

What does Luke 6:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 6:26

Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you!
&c.] The word "all", is left out in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic; Persic: and Ethiopic versions, and is wanting in many copies, though it is in the Alexandrian copy; and the meaning is, it looks ill in persons, when the men of the world, wicked men, all of them, or the greater part of them, applaud and commend them; for this can never be, if they are truly religious persons, and are faithful to their principles, and upright in their practices; and do not connive at, or comply with the errors and evil ways of wicked men; for it is no bad sign, to have the good word of good men, and therefore these must be excepted, and the passage must be limited to bad men;

for so did their fathers to the false prophets;
they spoke well of them, and heaped favours, riches, and honours upon them, that they might prophesy unto them things; ( 1 Kings 22:6 1 Kings 22:12 1 Kings 22:27 ) ( Isaiah 30:10 ) , smooth things and deceit.

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