But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets. (Luke 6:24-26)
We previously looked at the Beatitudes, which are a set of teachings by Jesus from his famous “Sermon on the Mount” as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12.
We will now look at a similar teaching recorded by Luke. This is not necessarily the same occasion as it seems to occur in a plain, not on a mount, unless the “level place” referred to was on the mountainside where he spent the previous night praying.
While there are similarities in the two sermons, there are also some notable differences in particular the corollary “Woe to” section.