15 Powerful Verses from the Gospel of Luke


Luke 4:18

ESV“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
KJVThe Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
NASB“THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,
NIV“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
NLT“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,

Luke 16:19

ESV“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
KJV“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
NASB“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
NIV“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.
NLTJesus said, “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury.

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Luke 1:4

ESVthat you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.
KJVThat thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
NASBso that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
NIVso that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
NLTso you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught.

Luke 1:26

ESVIn the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
KJVAnd in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
NASBNow in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,
NIVIn the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
NLTIn the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,

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Luke 10:25

ESVAnd behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
KJVAnd, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
NASBAnd a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
NIVOn one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
NLTOne day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”

Luke 1:35

ESVAnd the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
KJVAnd the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
NASBThe angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
NIVThe angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
NLTThe angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.

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Luke 2:1

ESVIn those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
KJVAnd it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
NASBNow in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
NIVIn those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
NLTAt that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire.

Luke 14:1

ESVOne Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.
KJVAnd it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
NASBIt happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
NIVOne Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
NLTOne Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people were watching him closely.

Luke 4:16

ESVAnd he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.
KJVAnd he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
NASBAnd He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.
NIVHe went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
NLTWhen he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.

Luke 9:23

ESVAnd he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
KJVAnd he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
NASBAnd He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
NIVThen he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.
NLTThen he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.

Luke 11:1

ESVNow Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
KJVAnd it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
NASBIt happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
NIVOne day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
NLTOnce Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

Luke 10:38

ESVNow as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
KJVNow it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
NASBNow as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
NIVAs Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
NLTAs Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.

Luke 14:25

ESVNow great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,
KJVAnd there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
NASBNow large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
NIVLarge crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
NLTA large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,

Luke 18:1

ESVAnd he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
KJVAnd he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
NASBNow He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
NIVThen Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
NLTOne day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

Luke 4:1

ESVAnd Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
KJVAnd Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
NASBJesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness
NIVJesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
NLTThen Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,

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