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Luke Chapter 12

Luke 12:1 In the meantime, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that will not be revealed; nor hidden, that will not be known.

Luke 12:3 Therefore whatever you have spoken in darkness will be heard in the light; and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 12:4 And I say to you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Luke 12:5 But I will show you who you will fear: fear Him, who after He has killed has power to cast you into Gehenna; yes, I say to you, fear Him.

Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins, and not one of them is forgotten by God?

Luke 12:7 As a matter of fact, even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore fear not: you are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 12:8 Also I say to you, whoever will confess Me before men, him will the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Luke 12:9 but he that denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Luke 12:10 And whoever will speak a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him: but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven.

Luke 12:11 When they bring you to the synagogues, and to the Sanhedrin and rulers, take no thought how or what thing you will answer, or what you will say:

Luke 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.

Luke 12:13 And one in the crowd said to Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

Luke 12:14 And He said to him, man, who made Me a judge or a ruler over you?

Luke 12:15 And He said to them, take heed, and beware of greed: for a man’s life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Luke 12:16 And He spoke a parable to them, saying, the ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

Luke 12:17 and he thought within himself, saying, what will I do, because I have no room where to store my crops?

Luke 12:18 So he said, this is what I will do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there I will store all my crops and my goods.

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, you fool, this night your soul will be required of you: then who will own those things, which you have provided?

Luke 12:21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 12:22 And He said to His disciples, therefore I say to you, take no thought for your life, what you will eat; neither for the body, what you will wear.

Luke 12:23 The life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; who neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them: how much more are you better than the birds?

Luke 12:25 Which one of you by worrying can add one hour to his life?

Luke 12:26 If you then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take you thought for the rest?

Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they work not, they spin not; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Luke 12:28 If then God so clothes the grass, which is today in the field, and the next day is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, 29 you of little faith?

Luke 12:29 And seek not you what you will eat, or what you will drink, neither be of doubtful mind.

Luke 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and Your Father knows that you have need of these things.

Luke 12:31 But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give; provide yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Be dressed for service, and have your lights burning;

Luke 12:36 and you yourselves like to men that wait for their lord, when he returns from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes will find watching: truthfully I say to you, that he will dress himself, and make them to sit down to eat, and will come out and serve them.

Luke 12:38 And if he comes in the second watch, or comes in the third watch, and finds them so, blessed are those servants.

Luke 12:39 But know this; that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have permitted his house to be broken into.

Luke 12:40 Therefore be ready also: for the Son of man comes at a season when you think not.

Luke 12:41 Then Peter said to Him, Lord, speak you this parable to us, or even to all?

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, who then is that faithful and wise steward, who his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

Luke 12:43 Blessed is that servant, who his lord when he comes will find so doing.

Luke 12:44 Truly I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.

Luke 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and will begin to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

Luke 12:46 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him to pieces, and will appoint him his portion with the unfaithful.

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, is going to be beaten with many stripes.

Luke 12:48 But he that did not know, and did commit things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. For to whomever much is given, of him will much is required: and to who men have committed much, of him they will ask even more.

Luke 12:49 I have come to send fire on the land; and what I desire is it to be already kindled?

Luke 12:50 But I have an immersion to be immersed with; and how restricted I am until it is complete!

Luke 12:51 You suppose that I am come to give peace on the land? I tell you, no; but rather division:

Luke 12:52 for from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

Luke 12:53 The father will be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Luke 12:54 And He said also to the people, when you see a cloud rise out of the west, immediately you say, there comes a shower; and so it is.

Luke 12:55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, there will be heat; and it comes to pass.

Luke 12:56 You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the land; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

Luke 12:57 Yes, and why even among yourselves do you not judge what is right?

Luke 12:58 When you go with your adversary to the judge, as you are on the way, try hard to reconcile that you may be delivered from him; unless he take you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer cast you into prison.

Luke 12:59 I tell you, you will not leave there, until you have paid the very last coin.