The Imperatives of Jesus: from Luke
Reference Description Verse Scope To
Luke.4.8 worship and serve the Lord only (implicit)  And Jesus answered him, "It is written,"'You shall worship the Lord your God,and him only shall you serve.'"(quoting Scripture) general
Luke.4.12 Don't tempt the Lord (implicit)  And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"(quoting Scripture) general
Luke.6.23 Rejoice when you're hated Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.(when you are hated because of the son of Man) general
Luke.6.27a love your enemies "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, general
Luke.6.27b do good to those that hate you "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, general
Luke.6.28a bless those who curse you bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. general
Luke.6.28b pray for those who abuse you bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. general
Luke.6.29a offer your cheek To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. general
Luke.6.29b give your shirt To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. general
Luke.6.30a give to those who beg Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. general
Luke.6.30b don't ask for your goods back Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. general
Luke.6.31 do unto others And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. general
Luke.6.35a love your enemies But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. general
Luke.6.35b do good But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. general
Luke.6.35c lend But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. general
Luke.6.36 be merciful Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. general
Luke.6.37a judge not "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; general
Luke.6.37b condemn not "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; general
Luke.6.37c forgive "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; general
Luke.6.38 give give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." general
Luke.6.42 take the log out of your own eye How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye. general
Luke.6.46 do what I tell you "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you? general
Luke.8.8 hear And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold." As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." general the one who has ears to hear
Luke.8.18 be careful how you hear Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away." general
Luke.8.39 declare what God has done for you "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. personal the man released from demon possession
Luke.8.50 do not fear, only believe But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well." personal Jairus' servant
Luke.9.3 take nothing for your journey And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. situational the Twelve as He sent them out
Luke.9.4 stay in the house you enter And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. situational the Twelve as He sent them out
Luke.9.5 shake the dust off your feet And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."(if you're not received) situational the Twelve as He sent them out
Luke.9.13 you give them something to eat But he said to them, "You give them something to eat." They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people."(at the feeding of the 5000) situational the Twelve
Luke.9.23a let him deny himself (implicit)  And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.(to those who would come after Jesus) general
Luke.9.23b take up his cross (implicit)  And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.(to those who would come after Jesus) general
Luke.9.23c follow me (implicit)  And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.(to those who would come after Jesus) general
Luke.9.44 let these words sink into your ears "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men."(foretelling His death) situational the Twelve
Luke.9.50 do not stop him But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you."(when John rebuked someone outside the circle of Jesus' followers for casting out demons in Jesus' name) personal John
Luke.9.59 follow me To another he said, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." general one who wanted to first bury his father before following Jesus
Luke.9.60a leave the dead to bury their own dead And Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." personal one who wanted to first bury his father before following Jesus
Luke.9.60b go and proclaim the kingdom of God And Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God." personal one who wanted to first bury his father before following Jesus
Luke.9.62 don't look back (implicit)  Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God." personal one who wanted to first say goodbye to his family before following Jesus
Luke.10.2 pray for harvesters And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.(as He sent them out) general the 70
Luke.10.3 go your way Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. general the 70
Luke.10.4a don't carry a purse, bag, or sandals Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. general the 70
Luke.10.4b don't salute anyone on the road Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. general the 70
Luke.10.5 Say 'peace be to this house' Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house!' general the 70
Luke.10.7 remain in the same house And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. general the 70
Luke.10.8 eat what is set before you Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. general the 70
Luke.10.9a heal the sick Heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' general the 70
Luke.10.9b say 'the kingdom of God has come near to you' Heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' general the 70
Luke.10.10-11 go into the streets and say ... But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'(when they're not received) general the 70
Luke.10.20 Rejoice that your names are written in heaven Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." general
Luke.10.28 do this and you shall live And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live." general the lawyer who asked about eternal life
Luke.10.37 go and do likewise He said, "The one who showed him mercy." And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise."(after telling the story of the Good Samaritan) general the lawyer who asked about eternal life
Luke.11.9 Ask, seek, knock And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.(in reference to prayer) general
Luke.11.28 hear the word of God and keep it (implicit)  But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" general
Luke.11.35 be careful that your light doesn't become darkness Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. general
Luke.11.41 give what is within But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you. general the Pharisee who questioned Jesus about not washing before eating
Luke.12.1 beware of hypocrisy 12:1In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. general
Luke.12.5 fear God who has the power to cast into Hell But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! general
Luke.12.7 fear not: you're worth more than many sparrows Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. general
Luke.12.11 don't be anxious about what to say And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, general
Luke.12.15 beware of covetousness And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." general
Luke.12.22 don't be anxious for your life And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. general
Luke.12.24 consider the ravens Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! general
Luke.12.27 consider the lilies Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. general
Luke.12.29a don't seek what you are to eat or drink And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. general
Luke.12.29b don't be anxious And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. general
Luke.12.31 seek His kingdom Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. general
Luke.12.33a sell your possessions Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. general
Luke.12.33b give alms Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. general
Luke.12.33c provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. general
Luke.12.35 be ready "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,(waiting for your Master to return) general
Luke.12.40 you also must be ready You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." general
Luke.12.57 make an effort to settle "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? general
Luke.13.3 repent (implicit)  No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. general
Luke.13.24 strive to enter by the narrow door "Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. general
Luke.13.32 go and tell Herod And he said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. situational some Pharisees
Luke.14.8 don't sit in the place of honor "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, general
Luke.14.10 sit in the lowest place But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. general
Luke.14.12 don't invite your friends He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. general
Luke.14.13 invite the poor But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, general
Luke.14.26 hate your family (implicit)  "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. general
Luke.14.27 bear your own cross (implicit)  Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. general
Luke.14.33 renounce all that you have (implicit)  So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. general
Luke.14.35 he who has ears to hear It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." general
Luke.16.9 make friends using mammon And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. general
Luke.17.1 don't tempt others to sin (implicit)  17:1And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! general
Luke.17.3a take heed to yourselves Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, general
Luke.17.3b rebuke your brother if he sins Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, general
Luke.17.3b forgive your brother if he repents Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, general
Luke.17.10 say 'we are unworthy servants' So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'" general
Luke.17.14 go and show yourselves to the priests When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. situational the ten lepers
Luke.17.19 rise and go your way And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well." situational the one leper who returned
Luke.17.23 don't go and follow them And they will say to you, 'Look, there!' or 'Look, here!' Do not go out or follow them.(when people claim Jesus has returned) situational
Luke.17.31 don't go back to get your goods On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.(when the Son of man returns) situational
Luke.18.16 let the children come to me But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. general
Luke.18.17 receive the kingdom as a child (implicit)  Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." general
Luke.18.22a sell all that you have When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." personal the rich young ruler
Luke.18.22b come and follow me When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." personal the rich young ruler
Luke.18.42 receive your sight And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." personal the blind beggar
Luke.19.5 hurry and come down And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today." personal Zacheus
Luke.20.3 tell me He answered them, "I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, situational chief priests and scribes with the elders
Luke.20.24 show me a coin "Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesar's." situational to insincere questioners asking about paying tribute to Caesar
Luke.20.46 beware of the scribes "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, general
Luke.21.8 don't be led astray And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.(about the time of the temple's destruction) general
Luke.21.8 do not go after them And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.(e.g. false messiahs) general
Luke.21.9 do not be terrified And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once."(when you hear of wars) general
Luke.21.13 don't meditate beforehand how to answer This will be your opportunity to bear witness.(when brought to testify) situational
Luke.21.20 know that Jerusalem's desolation has come near "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.(when you see it surrounded by armies) situational
Luke.21.20a flee to the mountains "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.(when you see it surrounded by armies) situational those in Judea
Luke.21.20b depart "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.(when you see it surrounded by armies) situational those in the city
Luke.21.20c don't enter Jerusalem "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.(when you see it surrounded by armies) situational those in the country
Luke.21.28 look up and raise your heads Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."(when these things begin to take place) situational
Luke.21.29 Look at the fig tree And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.(as a parable) general
Luke.21.34 take heed to yourselves "But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.(lest you be unprepared) general
Luke.21.36 watch at all times But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." general
Luke.22.8 Go and prepare the passover So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it." personal Peter and John
Luke.22.10 follow him into his house He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters(instructing them on preparing the passover meal) personal Peter and John
Luke.22.11 ask for the guest room and tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'(instructing them on preparing the passover meal) personal Peter and John
Luke.22.12 prepare the passover And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there."(instructing them on preparing the passover meal) personal Peter and John
Luke.22.17 Take this, and divide it among yourselves And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves.(giving the cup at the passover) general the disciples
Luke.22.19 Do this in remembrance of me And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."(giving the bread at the passover) general the disciples
Luke.22.26 become as the youngest and the servant But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. general
Luke.22.32 strengthen your brethren but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."(speaking of Peter's impending betrayal of Jesus) personal Peter
Luke.22.36a take a purse and a bag He said to them, "But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.(about his impending crucifixion) situational disciples
Luke.22.36b buy a sword He said to them, "But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.(about his impending crucifixion) situational the one who has no sword
Luke.22.40 Pray that you may not enter into temptation And when he came to the place, he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."(in Gethsemane) situational disciples
Luke.22.44 Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.(in Gethsemane) situational disciples
Luke.22.49 don't attack them And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"(after someone struck the high priest's servant with a sword in Gethsemane) situational disciples
Luke.23.28 weep for yourselves and for your children But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.(because of trouble of the coming days) situational women of Jerusalem
Luke.24.39a See my hands and my feet See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."(appearing after His resurrection) situational disciples
Luke.24.39b Touch me, and see. See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."(appearing after His resurrection) situational disciples
Luke.24.40 stay in the city And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. situational disciples