New American Standard Bible
And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise."
King James Bible
He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Darby Bible Translation
And he answering says to them, He that has two body-coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has food, let him do likewise.
World English Bible
He answered them, "He who has two coats, let him give to him who has none. He who has food, let him do likewise."
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering saith to them, 'He having two coats -- let him impart to him having none, and he having victuals -- in like manner let him do.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that hath two coats ... - Or, in other words, aid the poor according to your ability; be benevolent, and you will thus show that your repentance is genuine. It is remarkable that one of the "first" demands of religion is to do good, and it is in this way that it may be shown that the repentance is not feigned. For.
1. The "nature" of religion is to do good.
2. This requires self-denial, and none will deny themselves who are not attached to God. And,
3. This is to imitate Jesus Christ, who, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor.
Coats - See the notes at Matthew 5:40.
Meat - Provision of any kind.
LibraryJohn's Witness to Jesus, and God's
'And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; 16. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 17. Whose fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and will gather the wheat into His garner; but the chaff He will burn with fire unquenchable. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Genealogy According to Luke.
Quirinius the Governor of Syria
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
1 Timothy 6:18
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
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