LUKE 6:35

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But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

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Luke 6:35 Translation & Meaning

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But πλὴν Moreover (besides), i.e., albeit, save that, rather, yet But
love ye ἀγαπᾶτε To love (in a social or moral sense) love
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
enemies, ἐχθροὺς Hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan) enemies
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
do good, ἀγαθοποιεῖτε To be a well-doer (as a favor or a duty) do good
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
lend, δανείζετε To loan on interest; reflexively, to borrow lend
hoping for again; ἀπελπίζοντες· To hope out, i.e., fully expect hoping again
nothing μηδὲν Not even one (man, woman, thing) nothing
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
reward μισθὸς Pay for service (literally or figuratively), good or bad reward
shall be ἔσται Will be shall be
great, πολύς (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverbial, largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely great
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
ye shall be ἔσεσθε Will be ye shall be
the children υἱοὶ A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship children
of ὑψίστου Highest, i.e., (masculine singular) the Supreme (God), or (neuter plural) the heavens of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Highest: ὑψίστου Highest, i.e., (masculine singular) the Supreme (God), or (neuter plural) the heavens Highest
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
he αὐτὸς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons he
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
kind χρηστός Employed, i.e., (by implication) useful (in manner or morals) kind
unto ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc unto
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
unthankful ἀχαρίστους Thankless, i.e., ungrateful unthankful
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to (No Greek definition. English implied.)
the evil. πονηρούς Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners evil

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  • 33  And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.

  • 34  And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

  • 35  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

  • 36  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

  • 37  Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:




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