Q² D¹ 1-5. One Sabbath. The Corn-fields. D² 6-11. Another Sabbath. The Synagogues.
1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath (Peace of mind, rest. He brings you peace of mind by letting you know what tomorrow will bring. Teaches you how to be a winner. Col. 2 Heb. 4. Sabbath nailed to the Cross. Christ is our Sabbath) after the first (the 1st and 2nd sabbaths can only occur in the week of the 3 great Feasts. The 1st day of these feasts is a Sabbath "high day", and it is the "first" or great sabbath, whatever day of the week it falls on [see Lev. 23:7,24,35], the weekly sabbath then becomes the 2nd. This :second sabbath" was therefore the ordinary weekly sabbath, as is clear from Matt. 12:1 Not seeing this the current Greek text solve the difficulty by omitting the word altogether!), that He was going through the corn fields (see Matt. 12:1]); and His disciples plucked the ears of corn, and were eating, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And certain of the Pharisees said to them, "Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?" (According to who's law? Do not let men mislead you)
3 And Jesus answering said to them, "Have you not read so much as this, what David did (see Matt. 12:4), when himself was hungry, and they which were in company with him; (Part of the key of David)
4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the show-bread, and gave to them also that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?" (the sabbath is a workday for every priest)
5 And He said to them, That the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also. (Because the Lord is our rest)
D² E d 6. Withered hand. e 7-. Enemies. Watching. f -7. Purposed Accusation. E d 8-10. Withered hand. Healed. e 11-. Enemies. Madness. f -11. Purposed Machinations.
6 And it came to pass on another sabbath also (cp. Matt. 12:9-14. Mark 3:1-6), that He entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man his hand, the right [one] was withered. (They probably set this man up in church)
7 And the scribes and Pharisees kept watching Him, if He would heal on the sabbath day;
in order that they might find an accusation against Him. (These are good church people right? Know them by their fruits. These were Kenites, sons of Cain)
8 But He all along knew their reasonings (cp. Matt. 15:19. James 2:4), and said to the man which had the withered hand (cp. Mark 3:5), "Rise up, and stand forth in the midst." And he arose and stood forth.
9 Then said Jesus to them, "I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save a [mortal] soul, or to destroy it?" (One of Satan's names - destroyer)
10 And looking round about upon them all (Mark's Divine supplement is "with anger"), He said to the man, "Stretch forth your hand." And he did so: and his hand was restored healed as the other.
11 And they were filled of senseless rage (He pulled their pucker string);
and began to discuss one [saying] one to another what they might do to Jesus. (What kind of church is this?)
R² F 12-. Time. Night. G -12. Act. Prayer. F 13. Time Days. G 14-16. Act. Calling of the 12.
12 And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into the mountain to pray (the 3rd of 7 such occurrences in Luke), and continued all night (peculiar to Luke, a medical word. Cp. Matt. 14:23)
in prayer to God. (If you had a large family, how long would it take?)
13 And when it became day, He called unto Him His disciples: and from them He chose twelve, whom He named apostles also; (They went from pupils to ambassadors)
14 Simon, (whom He named also Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot (= builder of cities. Cain was a builder of cities. Was Judas a Kenite), which became a traitor.
Q³ H K¹ 6:17-19. Works. Healing. L 6:20-49. Teaching. K² 7:1-17. Works. Miracles. J 7:18-35. Concerning John. J 7:36-47. Concerning the Pharisees. H K¹ 7:48-50. Work. Forgiveness. L 8:1-21. Teaching. K4 8:22-56. Works. Miracles.
17 And He came down with them, and stopped on a level [spot], and a crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem (the word gets around fast), and from the sea coast of Tyre (stronghold of Kenites) and Sidon, which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases;
18 And they that were beset with unclean spirits (not a disease, it an occupation by or for): and they were healed.
19 And the whole multitude all the while were seeking to touch Him, for virtue was going out of Him, and healed them all.
L M 20-26. Blessing and Woe. N O 27-38. Discipleship. P 39. Parable. N O 40. Discipleship. P 41-45. Parable. M 46-49. Blessing and Woe. (Stability and Instability.)
(Not Luke's version" of "the Sermon on the Mount", but a repetition in a different form of certain parts of it on subsequent occasion. Why create a "discrepancy" by supposing that our Lord never repeated any part of His discourses? Cp. Isa. 28:9-13)
20 And He lifted up His eyes to His disciples, and said, "Happy be you humble: for yours is the kingdom of God. (See Matt.5:3)
21 Blessed are you that hunger (for truth) now (in contrast with the future. In Divine reckoning the best always comes last): for you shall be filled.
Blessed are you that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall cut you off from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil (cp. Deut. 22:19), on account of the Son of man's sake. (For telling the truth)
23 Rejoice you in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in the heavens (see Matt. 6:9,10): for according to the same things did their fathers to the prophets. (Nothing new under the sun. Look at Jeremiah)
24 But woe (this is not a different and discrepant version of the Sermon on the Mount, but a varied repetition of parts of it) to you that are rich! (with ill gotten gains) for you are receiving your comfort.
25 Woe to you that have been filled! for you shall hunger (separate fat from lean).
Woe to you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.
O R 27-36. Positive. S 37. Negative. R 39. Positive.
R T k 27-. Love to enemies. l -27-29. Do good. m 30. Give. U n 31. Rule. Human. o 32-34. Reasons. T k 35-. Love to enemies. l -35-. Do good. m -35-. Lend. U o -35. Reason. n 36. Rule. Divine.
26 Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. (Watch out! They don't like to rock the boat. Cp. Jer. 5:31. 1 Kings 18:19,22; 22:11. Isa. 30:10)
27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies,
do good to them which hate you, (We can afford to. Practice tough love, for sometimes it is the only thing that they will listen to. Wake them up. Rock the love boat. Your enemies must be corrected or you don't love them. Use whatever it takes.)
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray on behalf of them which despitefully use you. (Bless them with what? Pray that the Father will give them everything that they have coming to them, that they will straighten out. They need a correction. Don't pacify them.)
29 And to him that smites you on the one jaw offer the other also (He's talking to the Disciples. If you give someone too much to handle and offend them. This does not apply to you if someone intends you harm); and him that takes away your mantle (see Matt. 5:40) forbid not to take your tunic also.
30 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again. (10 Commandments, golden rule)
31 And according as you desire that men should do to you, do you also to them likewise.
32 And if you love them which love you, what kind of thanks have you? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if you do good (the condition being quite uncertain, where experience will decide) to them which do good to you, what thank have you? for sinners also do even the same. (You have to be mature and know they are all God's people. But by the grace of God, there go you)
34 And if you lend to them from whom you hope to receive, what thank have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive the like. (There's a code between them)
35 But love you your enemies,
and do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great (help anyone who needs help if you can. Help them by giving them the truth not only if the are Christians), and you shall be the sons of the Highest: (He Who is on high)
for He is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Become you therefore compassionate, as your Father also is compassionate. (unmerited favor in time of emergencies.)
37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged (includes yourself): condemn not, and you shall not be condemned (gossip is a sin and should be stopped): forgive, and you shall be forgiven:
38 Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall [they] (the professional measurers) give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure withal it shall be measured to you again." (God does not send out beggars)
39 And He spake a parable to them, "Is a blind [man] (spiritually) able to lead a blind [man]? will they not both fall into the ditch? (Pitfall, abyss, hell)
40 The disciple (student) is not above his teacher: but every one that is set to rights (mature by his instruction being complete) shall be as his master.
41 And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye? (The eye mirrors the soul. See Matt. 7:3)
42 Either how are you able say to your brother, 'Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in your eye, when you yourself behold not the beam that is in your own eye?' You hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of your own eye, and then shall you see clearly to pull out the mote that is in your brother's eye. (You may have the blind mote of deception, wrong teaching. Check them out. Don't follow man)
43 For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit (do not partake of it); neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44 For every tree gets to be known by its own fruit. For from thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a thorn bush gather they grapes. Satan, no protection
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Don't beg. If God is not blessing a work, there is something wrong with it, not God, the work. God doesn't make mistakes)
46 And why call you Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Ratchet jaws, they are lying. You either accept Gos as the supreme authority, or your kidding yourself. You can't con God)
47 Every one comes to Me, and hears My words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digs deep (i.e. he dug, yes, he dug deep), and laid the foundation on the rock (Yahshua, the Christ. Gr. petra, as in Matt. 16:18): and when the flood arose, the river burst upon that house, and could not shake it: on account it was well built upon the rock. (A solid foundation will take any kind of shaking)
49 But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the river did burst, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. (They build houses so far off the ground that they will fall down. False religion. Why would you read anything else but the true Word of God?)