(From: LUKE #13 - 6:24-7:1)
C. 6:24-7:1 THE HEART AND DEEDS OF A SON OF THE FATHER
1. 6:24-38 THE GOD-LIKE HEART
a. 6:24 But woe unto you the rich! for you have your full consolation.
plen ouAI huMIN tois plouSIois ! HOti aPEche-te ten paRAkle-sin huMON.
b. 6:25a Woe unto you that are full now! for you shall hunger.
ouAI huMIN hoi em-pe-plesMEnoi nun! HOti peiNAse-te .
c. 6:25b Woe, youthat laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.
ouAI, hoi geLONtes nun! HOti penTHEse-te kai KLAUse-te .
d. 6:26 WOE FOR THOSE WELL-SPOKEN OF
ouAI, HOtan kaLOS huMAS EIpo-sin PANtes hoi ANthro-poi!
Woe, when all :men shall speak well of you!
kaTA ta auTA gar ePOIoun tois pseu-do-proPHEtais  hoi paTEres auTON.
for in the same mannerdid their :fathers to the false prophets.
e. 6:27-28 A RADICAL RULE FOR ENEMIES
AlLA huMIN LEgo tois aKOUou-sin,
But I say unto you that hear,
a-gaPAte tous echTHROUS  huMON, kaLOS poiEIte tois miSOUsin  huMAS,
Love your :enemies, do good to those hating you,
eu-loGEIte tous ka-ta-roMEnous  huMAS, proSEUches-the peRI ton e-pe-re-aZONton  huMAS.
28bless those cursing you, pray for those reviling you.
f. 6:29 A CORRECT ATTITUDE WHEN PERSECUTED
to TUPtonTI  se ePI ten si-aGOna  PAre-che kai ten ALlen; kai aPO
To the onestriking you on the cheek offer also the other; and from
tou AIronTOS sou to hiMAti-on kai ton chiTOna me koLUses .
the onetaking away your :cloak withhold not your :coat also.
g. 6:30 Give to every one that asks you; and of him that takes away :your goodsask not again.
panTI aiTOUN-TI se DIdou; kai aPO tou AIron-tos ta sa meaPAItei .
h. 6:31 And as you would that :men should do to you, do to them likewise.
kai kaTHOS THEle-te HIna poiOsin huMIN hoi ANthro-poi, poEIte auTOIS hoMOIos.
i. 6:32 A BROADENING FOR THE SCOPE OF LOVE
kai ei a-gaPAte tous a-gaPONtas huMAS, POIa huMIN CHAris esTIN?
And if you love them that love you, what thank have you?
kai gar hoi ha-mar-toLOI tous a-gaPONtas auTOUS a-gaPOsin.
for even the sinners love those that love them.
j. 6:33 AN ENLARGEMENT ON THE ABOVE
kai gar eAN a-ga-tho-poiEte  tous a-ga-tho-poiOUNtas huMAS,
For even if you do good to them that do good to you,
POIa huMIN CHAris esTIN? kai hoi ha-mar-toLOI to auTO poiOUsin.
what thank have you? even the sinners do the same.
k. 6:34 A FURTHER ENLARGEMENT
kai eAN daNIse-te  par' HON elPIze-te laBEIN, POIa huMIN CHAris esTIN?
And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have you?
kai ha-mar-toLOI ha-mar-toLOIS daNIzou-sin, HIna a-poLAbo-sin ta Isa.
Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive the like again.
l. 6:35 THE PATH TO BECOMING GODLIKE
plen a-gaPAte tous echTHROUS HUmon, kai a-ga-tho-poiEIte, kai daNIze-te, meDEN a-pelPIzon-tes ;
But love you your :enemies, and do good, and lend, never despairing;
kai EStai ho misTHOS  huMON poLUS, kai Eses-the huiOI HuPSIStou :
and your :reward shall be great, and you shall be sons of theMost High:
HOti auTOS chreSTOS  es-tin ePI tous a-chaRIStous  kai po-neROUS.
for HE is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
m. 6:36 Be merciful, even as your :Father is merciful.
GInes-the oikTIRmo-nes , kaTHOS ho paTER huMON oikTIRmon esTIN.
n. 6:37-38a ACTIONS AND COUNTERACTIONS
kai me KRIne-te, kai ou me kriTHEte:
And judge not, and you shall in nowise be judged:
kai me ka-ta-diKAze-te , kai ou me ka-ta-di-kasTHEte:
and condemn not, and you shall in nowise be condemned:
a-poLUe-te , kai a-po-luTHEses-the: DIdo-te, kai doTHEse-tai huMIN;
release, and you shall be released: 38agive, and it shall be given to you;
MEtron  kaLON, pe-pi-esMEnon , se-sa-leuMEnon ,
good measure, pressed down, shaken together,
hu-pe-rek-chunNOme-non , DOsou-sin eis ton KOLpon  huMON.
running over, shall they give into your :bosom.
o. 6:38b For with what measure you measure it shall be measured to you again.
hogar MEtromeTREIte an-ti-me-treTHEse-tai huMIN.
2. 6:39-49 PICTURES OF THE WORD-DOER
a. 6:39 A PARABLE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BLIND LEADS BLIND
EIpen de kai pa-ra-boLEN  auTOIS, MEti DUna-tai tuphLOS  tuphLON ho-deGEIN?
And he spoke also a parable to them, Can theblind guide theblind?
ouCHI amPHOte-roi  eis BOthu-non  em-peSOUNtai ?
shall not both fall into a pit?
b. 6:40 A disciple is not above the teacher: but every one perfected shall be as his :teacher.
ouk EStin ma-theTES huPER ton diDAska-lon: ka-ter-tisMEnos  de pas EStai hos ho diDAska-los auTOU.
c. 6:41 HIS SPLINTER - MY LOG!
ti de BLEpeis to KARphos  to en to oph-thalMO tou a-delPHOU sou,
And why do you behold the mote :in the eye of your :brother,
ten de doKON  ten en to iDIo oph-thalMO ou ka-taNOeis ?
but do not consider the beam that is in your own :eye?
d. 6:42a JESUS' DEFINITION OF A HYPOCRITE
pos DUna-sai LEgein to a-delPHO sou,
How can you say to your :brother,
A-delPHE, Aphes ekBAlo  to KARphos to en to oph-thalMO sou,
Brother, let me cast out the mote that isin your :eye,
auTOS ten en to oph-thalMO sou doKON ou BLEpon?
when yourself do not behold the beam that is in your own :eye?
e. 6:42b HOW TO BECOME PERFECTED AS THE TEACHER
hu-po-kriTA , EKba-le PROton ten doKON ek tou oph-thaMOU sou,
Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your :eye,
kai TOte di-aBLEpseis  to KARphos to en to oph-thalMO tou a-delPHOU sou ek-baLEIN.
and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote that is in the eye of your :brother.
f. 6:43 GOOD TREES ARE PERFECTED WITHOUT HYPOCRISY
ou GAR es-tin DENdron  kaLON poiOUN karPON saPRON ;
For there is no good tree that brings forth corrupt fruit;
ouDE PAlin DENdron saPRON poiOUN karPON kaLON.
nor again a corrupt tree that brings forth good fruit.
g. 6:44a For each tree is known by its own :fruit.
HEka-ston gar DENdron ek tou iDIou karPOU giNOske-tai.
h. 6:44b For of thorns they gather no figs, nor of a bramble bush pick they grapes.
ou gar ex a-kanTHON  sulLEgou-sin  SUka , ouDE ek BAtou sta-phuLEN  truGOsin .
i. 6:45 MAN TOO IS UNIFIED EITHER FOR GOOD OR FOR EVIL
ho a-gaTHOS ANthro-pos ek tou a-gaTHOU the-sauROU  tes karDIas prosPHEei to a-gaTHON;
The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth the good;
kai ho po-neROS ek tou po-neROU proPHErei to po-neRON:
and the evil manout of the evil treasurebrings forth the evil:
ek gar pe-risSEUma-tos  karDIas laLEI to STOma auTOU.
for out of the abundance of theheart his :mouth speaks.
j. 6:46 And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Ti DE me kaLEIte, KUri-e, KUri-e, kai ou poiEIte ha LEgo?
k. 6:47-48 GOD'S FOUNDATION - KEEPING JESUS' WORDS!
pas ho erCHOme-nos PROS me, kai aKOUon mou ton LOgon,
Every one :coming unto me, and hearing my :words,
kai poiON auTOUS, hu-poDEIxohuMIN TIni esTIN HOmoi-os:
and doing them, I will show you whom he is like:
ho-moiOS es-tin anTHROpo oi-ko-doMOUNti  oiKIan, hos Eska-psen  kai eBAthu-nen ,
48he is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep,
kai Ethe-ken theMEli-on  ePI ten PEtran : plemMUres  de ge-noMEnes,
and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose,
proSEre-xen  ho po-taMOS te oiKIa eKEIne, kai ouk Ischu-sen saLEUsai  auTEN:
the river broke against that :house, and could not shake it:
diA to kaLOS oi-ko-doMESthai auTEN.
because it had been well built.
l. 6:49 MAN'S FOUNDATION: ENDS IN CERTAIN RUIN
ho de aKOUsas, kai me poiEsas, HOmoiOS es-tin anTHROpo
But who heard, and did not, is like a man
oi-ko-doMEsan-ti oiKIan ePI ten gen choRIS the-meLIou;
that built a house upon the earth without a foundation;
he proSEre-xen ho po-taMOS, kai euTHUS suNEpe-sen ;
against which the river broke, and straightway it fell in;
kai eGEne-to to 'REGma  tes oiKIas eKEInes MEga.
and the ruin of that :house was great.
3. 7:1 After he had ended all his :sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
E-peiDE ePLEro-sen PANta ta 'REma-ta auTOU eis tas a-koAS tou laOU, eiSELthen eis Ka-phar-naOUM.
NOTE: 2010-11-19 - A sailor friend during World War II days, was troubled about 6:26. Other sailors told him how much they appreciated and liked him. He knew that I was under persecution for my stand for the Lord andwitnessing, and was concerned that something was wrong with his life. I personally did not feel that he needed to be concerned overly. He was a witness - but we were just different types. Nevertheless 6:24-38 should cause us each one to search our hearts. The whole passage is really a picture of the heart and life of Jesus as the Son of :man! He lived this life perfectly. The Father confirmed it 3 times from heaven. None of us can of ourselves equal this. The passage is really a picture of what we will approximate as we let Jesus live His life completely through us by the Holy Spirit. Galatians 2:20 then becomes for us as it did for Paul, a picture of the life of one fullydiscipled to Jesus. Mark 8:34 has the 3 conditions that brings this goal into fruition.
6:39-49 - Jesus here shifts the picture somewhat. We can all fall into the trap of judging and criticizing a brother, and be blind to the samefault in ourselves, even magnified! Again, only by allowing Jesus by His Spirit to fully possess us, can our life begin to show forth truly what Jesus here lays before us. It is good for us to say a personal “Amen” to Paul's word in Romans 7:18 - “For I knowthat in me, that is, in my :flesh, dwells no good: for to will is present with me, but to work the good, no.” Philippians 3:3b is a help also at this point ' “for we are the circumcision, who worship by God's Spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh:” It is the third statement that is a hall-mark of the life of Paul, and must be for each one of us also, if we like him are to be well-pleasing to God.
Jesus no doubt repeated the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew in many other locations and contexts. We can see here much in Luke that is parallel - but at the same time - there are many wonderful insights that differ. J.A.W.