Laws in the Gospel of Luke

With God nothing will be impossible. – Luke 1:37

Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord. – Luke 1:45

I must be in my Father's house (about my Father's business). – Luke 2:49

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. – Luke 4:4

You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve. – Luke 4:8

You shall not tempt the Lord your God. – Luke 4:12

No prophet is accepted in his own country. – Luke 4:24

The Christos has power on earth to forgive sins. – Luke 5:21

Christ did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. – Luke 5:32

The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath. – Luke 6:5

Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. – Luke 6:20

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled. – Luke 6:21

Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. – Luke 6:22

Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you, revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Christ's sake. – Luke 6:22‑23

Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. – Luke 6:24

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. – Luke 6:27‑28

To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. – Luke 6:29

Give to everyone who asks of you; and from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. – Luke 6:30

Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. – Luke 6:31

Love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the unthankful and evil. – Luke 6:35

Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. – Luke 6:36

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. – Luke 6:37

Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. – Luke 6:37

Forgive, and you will be forgiven. – Luke 6:37

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together; and running over will be put into your bosom. – Luke 6:38

With the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. – Luke 6:38

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. – Luke 6:40

Do not look at the speck in your brother's eye, without perceiving the plank in your own eye. First remove the plank from your own eye; and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye. – Luke 6:41

A good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. – Luke 6:43‑44

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. – Luke 6:45

Do not call the Christ 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which he says. – Luke 6:46

Whoever comes to the Christ, hears his sayings and does them lays a strong foundation on rock; but he who hears and does nothing builds a house on the earth without a foundation, and immediately it falls. And the ruin of that house is great. – Luke 6:47‑49

Blessed is he who is not offended because of me! – Luke 7:23

Wisdom is justified by all her children. – Luke 7:35

One whose sins are many is forgiven, if he loves much; to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. – Luke 7:47

Some hear the word of God, then the devil comes and takes the word from their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. – Luke 8:12

Some receive the word with joy but have no root; they believe for a while but fall away in time of temptation. – Luke 8:13

Those who are choked with cares, riches and pleasures of life, bring no spiritual fruit to maturity. – Luke 8:14

Others hear the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. – Luke 8:15

When you have lit a lamp of spiritual wisdom, set it on a lampstand, that those who enter your presence may see the light. – Luke 8:16 & Luke 11:33

Nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. – Luke 8:17

Take heed how you hear [listen]. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him. – Luke 8:18

The Christos family hears the Word of God and does it. – Luke 8:21

Your faith makes you whole. – Luke 8:48

Do not be afraid; only believe. – Luke 8:50

Whoever will not receive the Word, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them. – Luke 9:5

If anyone desires to come after Christ, let him deny himself [his self], and take up his cross daily, and follow Christ. – Luke 9:23

Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Christ's sake will save it. – Luke 9:24

Whoever receives a little child in Christ's name receives Christ; and whoever receives Christ receives Him who sent Christ. – Luke 9:48

He who is least among you all will be great. – Luke 9:48

He who is not against us is on our side. – Luke 9:50

The Christ came not to destroy men's lives but to save them. – Luke 9:56

Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God. – Luke 9:60

No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. – Luke 9:62

The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His harvest. – Luke 10:2

Whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace to this house." And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. – Luke 10: 5‑6

The laborer is worthy of his wages. – Luke 10:7

Do not go from house to house (proselytizing). – Luke 10:7

He who hears you hears Christ, he who rejects you rejects Christ, and he who rejects Christ rejects Him who sent Christ. – Luke 10:16

Christ gives us authority over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt us. – Luke 10:19

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live. – Luke 10:27‑28

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek; and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. – Luke 11:9‑10

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. – Luke 11:17

When Christ cast out demons with the finger of God, the kingdom of God came upon us. – Luke 11:20

He who is not with Christ is against him, and he who does not gather with Christ scatters. – Luke 11:23

Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it! – Luke 11:28

The lamp of the body is the eye. When your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. – Luke 11:34

Take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. – Luke 11:35

If your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light. – Luke 11:36

Hypocrites make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. Foolish ones! He who made the outside made the inside also. – Luke 11:39‑40

Give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you. – Luke 11:41

Hypocrites tithe . . . and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. – Luke 11:42

Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens. – Luke 11:46

Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering. – Luke 11:52

Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. – Luke 12:1

There is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. – Luke 12:2

Whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops. – Luke 12:3

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, fear Him! – Luke 12:4

Whoever confesses the Christ before men, him the Christ also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies the Christ before men will be denied before the angels of God. – Luke 12:8‑9

Anyone who speaks a word against the Christ, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. – Luke 12:10

The Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour [of your need] what you ought to say. – Luke 12:12

Take heed and beware of covetousness, for your life does not consist in the abundance of the things you possess. – Luke 12:15

He who lays up treasure for himself is not rich toward God. – Luke 12:21

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. – Luke 12:22

Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. – Luke 12:23

Do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. – Luke 12:29‑30

Seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. – Luke 12:31

Do not fear; little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. – Luke 12:32

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. – Luke 12:33

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Luke 12:34

Blessed are those servants whom the Christ, when he comes, will find watching. Be ready, for the Christ is coming at an hour you do not expect. – Luke 12:37

Everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him God will ask the more. – Luke 12:48

When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. You shall not depart from there till you have paid the very last mite. – Luke 12:58‑59

Because bad things happen to some people does not mean that they are worse sinners than others. – Luke 13:1‑3

Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many will seek to enter and will not be able. – Luke 13:24

Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. There are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last. – Luke 13:27

Do not assume a place; allow another to promote you. – Luke 14:8‑10

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. – Luke 14:11

Whoever does not bear his cross and follow cannot be Christ's disciple. – Luke 14:27

Sit down first and count the cost before you begin. – Luke 14:28

Whoever does not forsake all [self‑will] that he has cannot be the Christ's disciple. – Luke 14:33

Salt [integrity] is good, but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! – Luke 14:34‑35

There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety‑nine just persons who need no repentance. – Luke 15:7

There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. – Luke 15:10

The sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of Light. – Luke 16:8

He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. – Luke 16:10

If you are unfaithful in the unrighteous mammon [money, materiality], no one will commit true riches to your trust. If you are unfaithful in what is another man's, no one will give you what is your own. – Luke 16:11

No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, materiality]. – Luke 16:13

God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. – Luke 16:15

It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail. – Luke 16:17

Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery. – Luke 16:18

You may receive our credits on the inner or the outer, but not in both places at once. – Luke 16:19‑25

If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead. – Luke 16:31

It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. – Luke 17:1‑2

If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, "I repent," you shall forgive him. – Luke 17:3‑4

If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, "Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea," and it would obey you. – Luke 17:6

You receive no greater reward for doing your duty than your wages: When you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, "We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do." – Luke 17:10

The kingdom of God does not come with observation . . . the kingdom of God is within you. – Luke 17:20‑21

Remember Lot's wife; whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. – Luke 17:32‑33

You always ought to pray and not lose heart. – Luke 18:1

Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he, who humbles himself will be exalted. – Luke 18:14

The kingdom is composed of innocent children. "Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God." – Luke 18:16

Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. – Luke 18:17

How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. – Luke 18:24‑25

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. – Luke 18:27

Everyone who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God shall receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life. – Luke 18:29‑30

The Christ seeks to save that which is lost. – Luke 19:10

To everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. – Luke 19:26

To speak and teach rightly, you may not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth. – Luke 20:21

Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. – Luke 20:25

The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. – Luke 20:34‑36

Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord "the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." For He is not the God of the dead but of the living. – Luke 20:37‑38

David himself said in the Book of Psalms: "The Lord said to my Lord, `Sit at My right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.'" – Luke 20:41‑43

Take heed that you not be deceived. – Luke 21:8

Christ will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. – Luke 21:15

By your patience possess your souls. Heaven and earth will pass away, but Christ's words will by no means pass away. – Luke 21:19

Take heed, lest your heart be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. – Luke 21:34‑35

Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Christ. – Luke 21:36

He who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. – Luke 22:26

Christ is among you as the One who serves. – Luke 22:26

Christ bestows upon you a kingdom, just as the Father bestowed one upon him. – Luke 22:29

Pray that you may not enter into temptation. – Luke 22:40

Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. – Luke 23:34

Tarry in the city of Jerusalem [Peace of God] until you are endued with power from on high. – Luke 24:49

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Early Church Fathers, such as Jerome and Eusebius, wrote that Luke the Evangelist was the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Most Bible scholars date the Gospel of Luke at 80 to 130 A.D.

We have used the King James Version of the Bible as the basis for this list.


Peter Kirby has formulated an impressive collection of early Christian documents and links available at: Early Christian Writings

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV), Public Domain.

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