Luke 6:36

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Read Luke 6:36 Using Other Translations

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

What does Luke 6:36 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 6:36

Be ye therefore merciful
Tenderhearted, kind, beneficent to all men, friends and foes:

as your Father also is merciful;
that is your Father which is in heaven; who is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works: nothing is more common in Zohar F25, and the Talmud F26 than to express the Divine Being by no other name, than "the Merciful"; (rma) (anmxr) , "the Merciful said" so, and so; that is, God: and so the Arabians generally begin their books and chapters with these words, "in the name of God, exceeding merciful", or "the merciful commiserator": a saying much like to this in the text, is the Targum of Jonathan, on ( Leviticus 22:28 ) .

``O my people, the children of "Israel, as your father", (Nmxr) , "is merciful" in heaven, so be ye merciful on earth.''


FOOTNOTES:

F25 Zohar in Lev. fol. 2. 2. & 9. 4. & 20. 1. & 22. 1.
F26 T. Bab. Moed Katon, fol. 15. 2.
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