World English Bible
Luke 12 (WEBP)
 Meanwhile, when a multitude of many thousands had gathered together, so much so that they trampled on each other, he began to tell his disciples first of all, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
 But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
 “I tell you, my friends, don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
 But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna.§ Yes, I tell you, fear him.
 “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins°? Not one of them is forgotten by God.
 But the very hairs of your head are all counted. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
 “I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess before the angels of God;
 but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of God’s angels.
 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don’t be anxious how or what you will answer or what you will say;
 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.”
 One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
 He said to them, “Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.”
 He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man produced abundantly.
 He reasoned within himself, saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’
 He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
 I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” ’
 “But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’
 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
 He said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.
 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
 Consider the ravens: they don’t sow, they don’t reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!
 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit° to his height?
 If then you aren’t able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don’t toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
 But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
 “Don’t seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.
 For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.
 But seek God’s Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.
 “Don’t be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
 Sell what you have and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don’t grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn’t fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
 “Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.
 Be like men watching for their lord when he returns from the wedding feast, that when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.
 Blessed are those servants whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you that he will dress himself, make them recline, and will come and serve them.
 They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch and finds them so.
 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
 Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don’t expect him.”
 Peter said to him, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?”
 The Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?
 Blessed is that servant whom his lord will find doing so when he comes.
 Truly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.
 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My lord delays his coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and to be drunken,
 then the lord of that servant will come in a day when he isn’t expecting him and in an hour that he doesn’t know, and will cut him in two, and place his portion with the unfaithful.
 That servant who knew his lord’s will, and didn’t prepare nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,
 but he who didn’t know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. To whomever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.
 “I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.
 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
 For from now on, there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” †
 He said to the multitudes also, “When you see a cloud rising from the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it happens.
 When a south wind blows, you say, ‘There will be a scorching heat,’ and it happens.
 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don’t interpret this time?
 “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?
 For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
 I tell you, you will by no means get out of there until you have paid the very last penny.°”
Luke 12:5 or, Hell
Luke 12:6 An assarion was a small copper coin worth about an hour’s wages for an agricultural laborer.
Luke 12:25 A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches or 46 centimeters.
Luke 12:53 Micah 7:6
Luke 12:59 literally, lepton. A lepton is a very small brass Jewish coin worth half a Roman quadrans each, which is worth a quarter of the copper assarion. Lepta are worth less than 1% of an agricultural worker’s daily wages.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Luke 12 (KJVS)
 In G1722 the mean time G3739, when there were gathered together G1996 (AorPasPtc) an innumerable multitude G3461 of people G3793, insomuch that G5620 they trode G2662 (PresActInf) one upon another G240, he began G756 (AorMidDepInd) to say G3004 (PresActInf) unto G4314 his G846 disciples G3101 first of all G4412, Beware G4337 (PresActImpr) ye G1438 of G575 the leaven G2219 of the Pharisees G5330, which G3748 is G2076 (PresInd) hypocrisy G5272.
 For G1161 there is G2076 (PresInd) nothing G3762 covered G4780 (PerfPasPtc), that G3739 shall G601 not G3756 be revealed G601 (FutPasInd); neither G2532 hid G2927, that G3739 shall G1097 not G3756 be known G1097 (FutPasInd).
 Therefore G473 G3739 whatsoever G3745 ye have spoken G2036 (Aor2ActInd) in G1722 darkness G4653 shall be heard G191 (FutPasInd) in G1722 the light G5457; and G2532 that which G3739 ye have spoken G2980 (AorActInd) in G4314 the ear G3775 in G1722 closets G5009 shall be proclaimed G2784 (FutPasInd) upon G1909 the housetops G1430.
 And G1161 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213 my G3450 friends G5384, Be G5399 not G3361 afraid G5399 (AorPasDepImpr) of them G575 that kill G615 (PresActPtc) the body G4983, and G2532 after G3326 that G5023 have G2192 (PresActPtc) no G3361 G5100 more G4055 that they can do G4160 (AorActInf).
 But G1161 I will forewarn G5263 (FutActInd) you G5213 whom G5101 ye shall fear G5399 (AorPasDepSubj): Fear G5399 (AorPasDepImpr) him, which after G3326 he hath killed G615 (AorActInf) hath G2192 (PresActPtc) power G1849 to cast G1685 (Aor2ActInf) into G1519 hell G1067; yea G3483, I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, Fear G5399 (AorPasDepImpr) him G5126.
 Are G4453 not G3780 five G4002 sparrows G4765 sold G4453 (PresPasInd) for two G1417 farthings G787, and G2532 not G3756 one G1520 of G1537 them G846 is G2076 (PresInd) forgotten G1950 (PerfPasPtc) before G1799 God G2316?
 But G235 even the very G2532 hairs G2359 of your G5216 head G2776 are G705 all G3956 numbered G705 (PerfPasInd). Fear G5399 (PresMidPasDepImpr) not G3361 therefore G3767: ye are of more value G1308 (PresActInd) than many G4183 sparrows G4765.
 Also G1161 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, Whosoever G3956 G3739 G302 shall confess G3670 (AorActSubj) G1722 me G1698 before G1715 men G444, G1722 him G846 shall G3670 the Son G5207 of man G444 also G2532 confess G3670 (FutActInd) before G1715 the angels G32 of God G2316:
 But G1161 he that denieth G720 (AorMidDepPtc) me G3165 before G1799 men G444 shall be denied G533 (FutPasInd) before G1799 the angels G32 of God G2316.
 And G2532 whosoever G3956 G3739 shall speak G2046 (FutActInd) a word G3056 against G1519 the Son G5207 of man G444, it shall be forgiven G863 (FutPasInd) him G846: but G1161 unto him that blasphemeth G987 (AorActPtc) against G1519 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 it shall G863 not G3756 be forgiven G863 (FutPasInd).
 And G1161 when G3752 they bring G4374 (PresActSubj) you G5209 unto G1909 the synagogues G4864, and G2532 [unto] magistrates G746, and G2532 powers G1849, take G3309 ye no G3361 thought G3309 (PresActImpr) how G4459 or G2228 what thing G5101 ye shall answer G626 (AorMidDepSubj), or G2228 what G5101 ye shall say G2036 (Aor2ActSubj):
 For G1063 the Holy G40 Ghost G4151 shall teach G1321 (FutActInd) you G5209 in G1722 the same G846 hour G5610 what G3739 ye ought G1163 (PresInd) to say G2036 (Aor2ActInf).
 And G1161 one G5100 of G1537 the company G3793 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Master G1320, speak G2036 (Aor2ActImpr) to my G3450 brother G80, that he divide G3307 (AorMidInf) the inheritance G2817 with G3326 me G1700.
 And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Man G444, who G5101 made G2525 (AorActInd) me G3165 a judge G1348 or G2228 a divider G3312 over G1909 you G5209?
 And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 them G846, Take heed G3708 (PresActImpr), and G2532 beware G5442 (PresMidImpr) of G575 covetousness G4124: for G3754 a man’s G5100 G846 life G2222 consisteth G2076 (PresInd) not G3756 in G1722 the abundance G4052 (PresActInf) of G1537 the things which he G846 possesseth G5224 (PresActPtc).
 And G1161 he spake G2036 (Aor2ActInd) a parable G3850 unto G4314 them G846, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), The ground G5561 of a certain G5100 rich G4145 man G444 brought forth plentifully G2164 (AorActInd):
 And G2532 he thought G1260 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) within G1722 himself G1438, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), What G5101 shall I do G4160 (AorActSubj), because G3754 I have G2192 (PresActInd) no G3756 room where G4226 to bestow G4863 (FutActInd) my G3450 fruits G2590?
 And G2532 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), This G5124 will I do G4160 (FutActInd): I will pull down G2507 (FutActInd) my G3450 barns G596, and G2532 build G3618 (FutActInd) greater G3187; and G2532 there G1563 will I bestow G4863 (FutActInd) all G3956 my G3450 fruits G1081 and G2532 my G3450 goods G18.
 And G2532 I will say G2046 (FutActInd) to my G3450 soul G5590, Soul G5590, thou hast G2192 (PresActInd) much G4183 goods G18 laid up G2749 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for G1519 many G4183 years G2094; take thine ease G373 (PresMidImpr), eat G5315 (Aor2ActImpr), drink G4095 (Aor2ActImpr), [and] be merry G2165 (PresPasImpr).
 But G1161 God G2316 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, [Thou] fool G878, this G5026 night G3571 thy G4675 soul G5590 shall be required G523 (PresActInd) of G575 thee G4675: then G1161 whose G5101 shall those things be G2071 (FutInd), which G3739 thou hast provided G2090 (AorActInd)?
 So G3779 [is] he that layeth up treasure G2343 (PresActPtc) for himself G1438, and G2532 is G4147 not G3361 rich G4147 (PresActPtc) toward G1519 God G2316.
 And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 his G846 disciples G3101, Therefore G1223 G5124 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, Take G3309 no G3361 thought G3309 (PresActImpr) for your G5216 life G5590, what G5101 ye shall eat G5315 (Aor2ActSubj); neither G3366 for the body G4983, what G5101 ye shall put on G1746 (AorMidSubj).
 The life G5590 is G2076 (PresInd) more G4119 than meat G5160, and G2532 the body G4983 [is more] than raiment G1742.
 Consider G2657 (AorActImpr) the ravens G2876: for G3754 they neither G3756 sow G4687 (PresActInd) nor G3761 reap G2325 (PresActInd); which G3739 neither G3756 have G2076 (PresInd) storehouse G5009 nor G3761 barn G596; and G2532 God G2316 feedeth G5142 (PresActInd) them G846: how much G4214 more G3123 are G1308 ye G5210 better than G1308 (PresActInd) the fowls G4071?
 And G1161 which G5101 of G1537 you G5216 with taking thought G3309 (PresActPtc) can G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) add G4369 (Aor2ActInf) to G1909 his G846 stature G2244 one G1520 cubit G4083?
 If G1487 ye then G3767 be G1410 not G3777 able to do G1410 (PresMidPasDepInd) that thing which is least G1646, why G5101 take ye thought G3309 (PresActInd) for G4012 the rest G3062?
 Consider G2657 (AorActImpr) the lilies G2918 how G4459 they grow G837 (PresActInd): they toil G2872 (PresActInd) not G3756, they spin G3514 (PresActInd) not G3761; and yet G1161 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, that Solomon G4672 in G1722 all G3956 his G846 glory G1391 was G4016 not G3761 arrayed G4016 (Aor2MidInd) like G5613 one G1520 of these G5130.
 If G1487 then G1161 God G2316 so G3779 clothe G294 (PresActInd) the grass G5528, which G5607 (PresPtc) is to day G4594 in G1722 the field G68, and G2532 to morrow G839 is cast G906 (PresPasPtc) into G1519 the oven G2823; how much G4214 more G3123 [will he clothe] you G5209, O ye of little faith G3640?
 And G2532 seek G2212 (PresActImpr) not G3361 ye G5210 what G5101 ye shall eat G5315 (Aor2ActSubj), or G2228 what G5101 ye shall drink G4095 (Aor2ActSubj), G2532 neither G3361 be ye of doubtful mind G3349 (PresPasImpr).
 For G1063 all G3956 these things G5023 do G1934 the nations G1484 of the world G2889 seek after G1934 (PresActInd): and G1161 your G5216 Father G3962 knoweth G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 ye have need G5535 (PresActInd) of these things G5130.
 But rather G4133 seek ye G2212 (PresActImpr) the kingdom G932 of God G2316; and G2532 all G3956 these things G5023 shall be added G4369 (FutPasInd) unto you G5213.
 Fear G5399 (PresMidPasDepImpr) not G3361, little G3398 flock G4168; for G3754 it is G2106 your G5216 Father’s G3962 good pleasure G2106 (AorActInd) to give G1325 (Aor2ActInf) you G5213 the kingdom G932.
 Sell G4453 (AorActImpr) that ye G5216 have G5224 (PresActPtc), and G2532 give G1325 (Aor2ActImpr) alms G1654; provide G4160 (AorActImpr) yourselves G1438 bags G905 which wax G3822 not G3361 old G3822 (PresPasPtc), a treasure G2344 in G1722 the heavens G3772 that faileth not G413, where G3699 no G3756 thief G2812 approacheth G1448 (PresActInd), neither G3761 moth G4597 corrupteth G1311 (PresActInd).
 For G1063 where G3699 your G5216 treasure G2344 is G2076 (PresInd), there G1563 will G2071 your G5216 heart G2588 be G2071 (FutInd) also G2532.
 Let G2077 your G5216 loins G3751 be G2077 (PresImpr) girded about G4024 (PerfPasPtc), and G2532 [your] lights G3088 burning G2545 (PresPasPtc);
 And G2532 ye yourselves G5210 like G3664 unto men G444 that wait G4327 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for their G1438 lord G2962, when G4219 he will return G360 (FutActInd) from G1537 the wedding G1062; that G2443 when he cometh G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) and G2532 knocketh G2925 (AorActPtc), they may open G455 (AorActSubj) unto him G846 immediately G2112.
 Blessed G3107 [are] those G1565 servants G1401, whom G3739 the lord G2962 when he cometh G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) shall find G2147 (FutActInd) watching G1127 (PresActPtc): verily G281 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, that G3754 he shall gird himself G4024 (FutMidInd), and G2532 make G347 them G846 to sit down to meat G347 (FutActInd), and G2532 will come forth G3928 (Aor2ActPtc) and serve G1247 (FutActInd) them G846.
 And G2532 if G1437 he shall come G2064 (Aor2ActSubj) in G1722 the second G1208 watch G5438, or G2532 come G2064 (Aor2ActSubj) in G1722 the third G5154 watch G5438, and G2532 find G2147 (Aor2ActSubj) [them] so G3779, blessed G3107 are G1526 (PresInd) those G1565 servants G1401.
 And G1161 this G5124 know G1097 (PresActImpr), that G3754 if G1487 the goodman of the house G3617 had known G1492 (PlupfActInd) what G4169 hour G5610 the thief G2812 would come G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd), G302 he would have watched G1127 (AorActInd), and G2532 G302 not G3756 have suffered G863 (AorActInd) his G846 house G3624 to be broken through G1358 (Aor2PasInf).
 Be G1096 (PresMidPasDepImpr) ye G5210 therefore G3767 ready G2092 also G2532: for G3754 G3739 the Son G5207 of man G444 cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd) at an hour G5610 when ye think G1380 (PresActInd) not G3756.
 Then G1161 Peter G4074 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Lord G2962, speakest thou G3004 (PresActInd) this G5026 parable G3850 unto G4314 us G2248, or G2228 even G2532 to G4314 all G3956?
 And G1161 the Lord G2962 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Who G5101 then G686 is G2076 (PresInd) that faithful G4103 and G2532 wise G5429 steward G3623, whom G3739 [his] lord G2962 shall make ruler G2525 (FutActInd) over G1909 his G846 household G2322, to give G1325 (PresActInf) [them their] portion of meat G4620 in G1722 due season G2540?
 Blessed G3107 [is] that G1565 servant G1401, whom G3739 his G846 lord G2962 when he cometh G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) shall find G2147 (FutActInd) so G3779 doing G4160 (PresActPtc).
 Of a truth G230 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, that G3754 he will make him G846 ruler G2525 (FutActInd) over G1909 all G3956 that he G846 hath G5224 (PresActPtc).
 But and G1161 if G1437 that G1565 servant G1401 say G2036 (Aor2ActSubj) in G1722 his G846 heart G2588, My G3450 lord G2962 delayeth G5549 (PresActInd) his coming G2064 (PresMidPasDepInf); and G2532 shall begin G756 (AorMidSubj) to beat G5180 (PresActInf) the menservants G3816 and G2532 maidens G3814, and G5037 to eat G2068 (PresActInf) and G2532 drink G4095 (PresActInf), and G2532 to be drunken G3182 (PresPasInf);
 The lord G2962 of that G1565 servant G1401 will come G2240 (FutActInd) in G1722 a day G2250 when G3739 he looketh G4328 not G3756 for G4328 (PresActInd) [him], and G2532 at G1722 an hour G5610 when G3739 he is G1097 not G3756 aware G1097 (PresActInd), and G2532 will cut G1371 him G846 in sunder G1371 (FutActInd), and G2532 will appoint G5087 (FutActInd) him his G846 portion G3313 with G3326 the unbelievers G571.
 And G1161 that G1565 servant G1401, which G3588 knew G1097 (Aor2ActPtc) his G1438 lord’s G2962 will G2307, and G2532 prepared G2090 (AorActPtc) not G3361 [himself], neither G3366 did G4160 (AorActPtc) according G4314 to his G846 will G2307, shall be beaten G1194 (Fut2PasInd) with many G4183 [stripes].
 But G1161 he that knew G1097 (Aor2ActPtc) not G3361, and G1161 did commit G4160 (AorActPtc) things worthy G514 of stripes G4127, shall be beaten G1194 (Fut2PasInd) with few G3641 [stripes]. For G1161 unto whomsoever G3739 G3956 much G4183 is given G1325 (AorPasInd), of G3844 him G846 shall be much G4183 required G2212 (FutPasInd): and G2532 to whom men G3739 have committed G3908 (Aor2MidInd) much G4183, of him G846 they will ask G154 (FutActInd) the more G4055.
 I am come G2064 (Aor2ActInd) to send G906 (Aor2ActInf) fire G4442 on G1519 the earth G1093; and G2532 what G5101 will I G2309 (PresActInd), if G1487 it be G381 already G2235 kindled G381 (AorPasInd)?
 But G1161 I have G2192 (PresActInd) a baptism G908 to be baptized with G907 (AorPasInf); and G2532 how G4459 am I straitened G4912 (PresPasInd) till G2193 G3739 it be accomplished G5055 (AorPasSubj)!
 Suppose ye G1380 (PresActInd) that G3754 I am come G3854 (Aor2MidDepInd) to give G1325 (Aor2ActInf) peace G1515 on G1722 earth G1093? I tell G3004 (PresActInd) you G5213, Nay G3780; but G235 rather G2228 division G1267:
 For G1063 from G575 henceforth G3568 there shall be G2071 (FutInd) five G4002 in G1722 one G1520 house G3624 divided G1266 (PerfPasPtc), three G5140 against G1909 two G1417, and G2532 two G1417 against G1909 three G5140.
 The father G3962 shall be divided G1266 (FutPasInd) against G1909 the son G5207, and G2532 the son G5207 against G1909 the father G3962; the mother G3384 against G1909 the daughter G2364, and G2532 the daughter G2364 against G1909 the mother G3384; the mother in law G3994 against G1909 her G846 daughter in law G3565, and G2532 the daughter in law G3565 against G1909 her G846 mother in law G3994.
 And G1161 he said G3004 (ImpfActInd) also G2532 to the people G3793, When G3752 ye see G1492 (