Modern Literal Version
[Luke 6]

     {Mar 2:23-28 & Mat 12:1-8 & Luk 6:1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee.}

     6:1 Now it happened for him to travel through the grain-fields on a second Sabbath after thefirst feast Sabbath, and his disciples were plucking the tops, rubbing them in their hands and were eating them. 6:2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, Why are you* doing* what is not legal to practice on the Sabbath?

     6:3 And Jesus answered and said to them, Did you* not read even this, what David did*, when he was hungry, himself and those being with him?6:4How he entered into the house of God and took and ate the showbread, and also gave it to those who were with him; which it is not legal to eat, except for the priests only?{1Sam 21:6}6:5 And he said to them, The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.

     {Mar 3:1-6 & Mat 12:9-14 & Luk 6:6-11 Probably Galilee.}

     6:6 Now he happened also on a different Sabbath, to enter into the synagogue and to teach, and a man was there, and his right hand was dried up. 6:7 Now the scribes and the Pharisees were observing him, if he will heal him on the Sabbath; in order that they might find an accusationagainst him. 6:8 But he knew their reasonings, and he said to the man having a dried up hand, Lift yourself up and stand, you in the middle! Now he rose* up, and stood there. 6:9 Therefore Jesus said to them, I will ask you* something, Is it legal on the Sabbath to do good or to do* evil? To save a life or to kill it?6:10 And having looked around on them all, he said to him, Stretch out your hand. Now he did*, and his hand was restored healthy like the other. 6:11 But they themselves were filled with madness, and were talking-about this to one another as to what they should do*to Jesus.

     {Mar 3:13-19a &Luk 6:12-16 Near Capernaum.}

     6:12 Now it happened in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he was persisting through the night in prayer to God. 6:13 And when it became day, after he summoned his disciples, and he chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: 6:14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew, 6:15Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus and Simon who was called the Zealot, 6:16Judas the son{Or: brother of; See Jude.} of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer.

     {Mat 5:1 & Luk 6:17-20. Sermon on the mountain.}

     6:17 And he went-down with them and stood upon a place of the plain, and with a crowd of his disciples and a large multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 6:18 and those who were troubled by unclean spirits were being healed. 6:19 And all the crowd was seeking to touch him, because power was coming out from him and was healing them all.

     {Mat 5:2-12 & Luk 6:20-26.}

     6:20 And he lifted up his eyes toward his disciples and said: You*the poor are fortunate, because the kingdom of God is yours*.6:21You* who hunger now are fortunate, because you* will be fully-fed. You* who are weeping now are fortunate, because you* will be laughing.6:22You*are fortunate, whenever men hate you* and whenever they separate* you*from themselves, and may reproach you* and may cast out your* name like evil, because of the Son of Man. 6:23Rejoice*in that day and jump*for joy, for* behold your* reward is much in heaven; for* their fathers were doing* according to these things, the same to the prophets.

     6:24However, woe to you* who are rich, because you* are fully having your* consolation!6:25Woe to you* who have been filled, because you* will be hungry! Woe to you* who laugh now, because you* will be mourning and will be weeping!6:26Woe to you* whenever men speak well of you*, for* their fathers were doing* according to these things, the same to the false prophets!

     {Mat 5:17-48 & Luk 6:27-36.}

     6:27But I am saying to you* who hear, Love** your* enemies, do** good to those who hate you*,6:28speak* well of those who are cursing you*, pray* on behalf of those who are railing at you*. 6:29Hold near to the one who beats you upon the one jaw, the other also, and from the one who takes away your garment, do not forbid him your tunic also.6:30Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one who takes away what is yours, do not ask for it back.

     {Mat 7:12 & Luk 6:31.}

     6:31And just-as you* wish that* men should do* to you*, you* also, do** likewise to them.6:32And if you* love* those who love* you*, what gratitude is this for you* have? For* even sinners love* those who love* them.6:33And if you* do* good to those who are doing* good to you*, what gratitude is this for you*? For* even sinners are doing* the same.6:34And if you* lend to those from whom you* are hoping to receive, what gratitude is this for you*? For* even sinners are lending to sinners, in order that they might receive equally.6:35However, love** your* enemies and do** good things for them and lend*, hoping for nothing again. And your* reward will be much, and you* will be sons of the Highest, because he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 6:36Therefore, become* compassionate, just-as your* Father is also compassionate.

     {Mat 7:1-6 & Luk 6:37-42. See also Joh 5:30, 7:24.}

     6:37And do* not judge and you* should never be judged; do* not sentence others and you*should never be sentenced; release* and you* will be released.6:38Give* and it will be given to you*; they will be giving good measure into your* bosom, what has been packed-down and has been shaken together and pouring over. For* with the same measure you* measure, it will be measured to you* again.

     6:39 Now he also spoke a parable to them: Is a blind person able to guide the blind? Will they not both be falling into a ditch?6:40The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone having been matured {i.e. completed the training}, will be like his teacher.6:41But why are you looking at the speck which is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam which is in your own eye?6:42Or how are you able to say to your brother, Brother, Allow me, that I may cast out the speck which is in your eye, while you yourself do not see the beam which is in your own eye? You hypocrite, cast out the beam first out of your own eye, and then you will see precisely to cast out the speck which is in your brother's eye.

     {Mat 7:13-23 & Luk 6:43-45.}

     6:43For* there is not a good tree producing rotten fruit; nor is there a rotten tree producing good fruit.6:44For* each tree is known from its own fruit. For* men do not collect figs from thorns, nor do they pick a grape-cluster from a bush.6:45The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good, and the evilman out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth what is evil; for* his mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart.

     {Mat 7:24-29 & Luk 6:46-49.}

     6:46Now why are you* calling me, Lord, Lord and yet do not practice the things which I say?6:47Everyone who comes to me and hears my words, and is practicing them, I will show you* to whom he is similar.6:48He is similar to a man building a house, who dug and then deepened and placed its foundation upon the rock, and aftera deluge happened, the river bursts against that house and was not strong-enough to shake it; for* it had been founded upon the rock.6:49 But he who heard and did* not, is similar to a man who built a house upon the soil without a foundation; which the river bursts against, and immediately it fell, and the breakup of that house became great.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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