LUKE 6:36

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Luke 6:36 Translation & Meaning

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Be ye Γίνεσθε To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) Be ye
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
merciful, οἰκτίρμονες Compassionate merciful
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that as
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
Father πατὴρ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) Father
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
is ἐστίν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
merciful. οἰκτίρμων Compassionate merciful

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  • 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:

  • 38  Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.




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