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 Luke 12:1 - 59
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   Book of Luke
   Chapter 12  - Click for Chapter Audio
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Under these circumstances, after so F294 many thousands of people F295 had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, " Beware R556 of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But R557 there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered F296 in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the R558 housetops.
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I say to you, My R559 friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But I will warn F297 you whom to fear: fear R560 the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; R561 F298 yes, I tell you, fear Him!
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Are not five R562 sparrows sold for two cents? F299 Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Indeed, R563 the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And I say to you, everyone who confesses R564 Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but he R565 who denies Me before men will be denied before R566 the angels of God.
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And R567 everyone who speaks F300 a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"When they bring you before the R568 synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry R569 about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for the R570 Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Someone in F301 the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But He said to him, "Man, R571 who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?"
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then He said to them, "Beware, R572 and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, `What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Then he said, `This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you R573 have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But God said to him, `You R574 fool! This very night your R575 F302 soul is required of you; and now R576 who will own what you have prepared?'
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"So is the man who stores R577 up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He said to His disciples, "For R578 this reason I say to you, do F303 not worry about your life, F304 as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Consider the ravens, R579 for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, R580 and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
 
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour R581 F305 to his life's F306 span?
 
12:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
 
12:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon R582 in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
 
12:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You R583 men of little faith!
 
12:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep R584 worrying.
 
12:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For all F307 these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
 
12:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But seek His kingdom, and these R585 things will be added to you.
 
12:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do R586 not be afraid, little R587 flock, for your R588 Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
 
12:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Sell R589 your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an R590 unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
 
12:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For where R591 your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
 
12:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Be R592 F308 dressed in readiness, R593 and keep your lamps lit.
 
12:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
 
12:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on R594 the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he R595 will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
 
12:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Whether R596 he comes in the second F309 watch, or even in the third, F310 and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
 
12:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But R597 be F311 sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken R598 F312 into.
 
12:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You R599 too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect." F313
 
12:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Peter said, "Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to R600 everyone else as well?"
 
12:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And the R601 Lord said, "Who R602 then is the faithful and sensible steward, R603 whom his master will put in charge of his servants, F314 to give them their rations at the proper time?
 
12:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Blessed is that slave R604 whom his master F315 finds so doing when he comes.
 
12:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
 
12:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But if that slave says in his heart, `My master will F316 be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
 
12:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
 
12:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive R605 many lashes,
 
12:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but the one who did not know R606 it, and committed deeds worthy of a F317 flogging, will receive but few. From R607 everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
 
12:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I have F318 come to cast fire upon the earth; and how F319 I wish it were already kindled!
 
12:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But I have a baptism R608 to undergo, F320 and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
 
12:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do R609 you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
 
12:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.
 
12:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"They will be divided, father R610 against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
 
12:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And He was also saying to the crowds, "When R611 you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, `A shower is coming,' and so it turns out.
 
12:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, `It will be a hot R612 day,' and it turns out that way.
 
12:56 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You hypocrites! You R613 know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why F321 do you not analyze this present time?
 
12:57 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"And why R614 do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?
 
12:58 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"For while R615 you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle F322 with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
 
12:59 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent." R616 F323
 

FOOTNOTES:
F294 Lit myriads
F295 Lit the crowd
F296 Lit spoken in the ear
F297 Or show
F298 Gr Gehenna
F299 Gr assaria, the smallest of copper coins
F300 Lit will speak
F301 Lit out of
F302 Lit they are demanding your soul from you
F303 Or stop being worried
F304 Lit soul
F305 Lit cubit (approx 18 in.)
F306 Or height
F307 Or these things all the nations of the world
F308 Lit Let your loins be girded
F309 I.e. 9 p.m. to midnight
F310 I.e. midnight to 3 a.m.
F311 Lit know
F312 Lit dug through
F313 Lit think, suppose
F314 Lit service
F315 Or lord
F316 Lit is delaying to come
F317 Lit blows
F318 Or came
F319 Lit what do I wish if...?
F320 Lit be baptized with
F321 Lit how
F322 Lit be released from him
F323 Gr lepton; i.e. 1/128 of a denarius

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R556 Matthew 16:6,11f; Mark 8:15
R557 Luke 12:2-9: {Matt 10:26-33;} Matt 10:26; Mark 4:22; Luke 8:17
R558 Matthew 10:27; 24:17
R559 John 15:13-15
R560 Hebrews 10:31
R561 Matthew 5:22
R562 Matthew 10:29
R563 Matthew 10:30
R564 Matthew 10:32; Luke 15:10; Romans 10:9
R565 Matthew 10:33; Luke 9:26
R566 Luke 15:10
R567 Matthew 12:31,32; Mark 3:28-30
R568 Matthew 10:17
R569 Matthew 6:25; 10:19; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:22; 21:14
R570 Matthew 10:20; Luke 21:15
R571 Micah 6:8; Romans 2:1,3; 9:20
R572 1 Timothy 6:6-10
R573 Ecclesiastes 11:9
R574 Jeremiah 17:11; Luke 11:40
R575 Job 27:8
R576 Psalms 39:6
R577 Luke 12:33
R578 Luke 12:22-31: {Matt 6:25-33}
R579 Job 38:41
R580 Luke 12:18
R581 Psalms 39:5
R582 1 Kings 10:4-7; 2 Chronicles 9:3-6
R583 Matthew 6:30
R584 Matthew 6:31
R585 Matthew 6:33
R586 Matthew 14:27
R587 John 21:15-17
R588 Ephesians 1:5,9
R589 Matthew 19:21; Luke 11:41;
R590 Matthew 6:20; Luke 12:21
R591 Matthew 6:21
R592 Matthew 25:1ff
R593 Ephesians 6:14; 1 Peter 1:13
R594 Matthew 24:42
R595 Luke 17:8; John 13:4
R596 Matthew 24:43
R597 Luke 12:39,40: {Matt 24:43,44}
R598 Matthew 6:19
R599 Mark 13:33; Luke 21:36
R600 Luke 12:47,48
R601 Luke 7:13
R602 Luke 12:42-46: {Matt 24:45-51}
R603 Matthew 24:45; Luke 16:1ff
R604 Luke 12:42
R605 Deuteronomy 25:2; James 4:17
R606 Leviticus 5:17; Numbers 15:29f
R607 Matthew 13:12
R608 Mark 10:38
R609 Luke 12:51-53: {Matt 10:34-36}
R610 Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:21
R611 Matthew 16:2f
R612 Matthew 20:12
R613 Matthew 16:3
R614 Luke 21:30
R615 Luke 12:58,59: {Matt 5:25,26}
R616 Mark 12:42

 
 

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