Luke 6:32

32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

Luke 6:32 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:32

For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye?
&c.] Or, "what grace have ye?" this is no fruit, nor evidence of grace, nor any exercise of the true grace of love; nor is it any favour conferred upon the object loved, which deserves the respect shown, nor can any reward be expected for such treatment: and thus it is expressed in Matthew, "what reward have ye?" and the Arabic version renders it so here:

for sinners also love those who love them:
men that are destitute of the grace of God, profligate sinners, even the worst of them, such as publicans, do this; (See Gill on Matthew 5:46).

Luke 6:32 In-Context

30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.