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[1] 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.
[2] But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
[3] 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.
[4] “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.
[5] 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.
[6] “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God.
[7] But the very hairs of your head are all counted. Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
[8] “I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess before the angels of God;
[9] but he who denies me in the presence of men will be denied in the presence of God’s angels.
[10] 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.
[11] 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;
[12] for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.”
[13] One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
[14] But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?”
[15] 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.”
[16] He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man produced abundantly.
[17] He reasoned within himself, saying, ‘What will I do, because I don’t have room to store my crops?’
[18] 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.
[19] I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” ’
[20] “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?’
[21] So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
[22] 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.
[23] Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
[24] 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!
[25] Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?
[26] If then you aren’t able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
[27] 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.
[28] 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?
[29] “Don’t seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.
[30] For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.
[31] But seek God’s Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.
[32] “Don’t be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
[33] 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.
[34] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
[35] “Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.
[36] 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.
[37] 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.
[38] They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch and finds them so.
[39] 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.
[40] Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don’t expect him.”
[41] Peter said to him, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?”
[42] 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?
[43] Blessed is that servant whom his lord will find doing so when he comes.
[44] Truly I tell you that he will set him over all that he has.
[45] 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,
[46] 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.
[47] That servant who knew his lord’s will, and didn’t prepare nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,
[48] 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.
[49] “I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled.
[50] But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
[51] Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
[52] For from now on, there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
[53] 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.”
[54] 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.
[55] When a south wind blows, you say, ‘There will be a scorching heat,’ and it happens.
[56] 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?
[57] “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?
[58] 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.
[59] 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, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Luke 12 (KJVS)

[1] In the mean time , when there were gathered together () an innumerable multitude of people , insomuch that they trode () one upon another , he began () to say () unto his disciples first of all , Beware () ye of the leaven of the Pharisees , which is () hypocrisy .
[2] For there is () nothing covered (), that shall not be revealed (); neither hid , that shall not be known ().
[3] Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken () in darkness shall be heard () in the light ; and that which ye have spoken () in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed () upon the housetops .
[4] And I say () unto you my friends , Be not afraid () of them that kill () the body , and after that have () no more that they can do ().
[5] But I will forewarn () you whom ye shall fear (): Fear () him, which after he hath killed () hath () power to cast () into hell ; yea , I say () unto you , Fear () him .
[6] Are not five sparrows sold () for two farthings , and not one of them is () forgotten () before God ?
[7] But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered (). Fear () not therefore : ye are of more value () than many sparrows .
[8] Also I say () unto you , Whosoever shall confess () me before men , him shall the Son of man also confess () before the angels of God :
[9] But he that denieth () me before men shall be denied () before the angels of God .
[10] And whosoever shall speak () a word against the Son of man , it shall be forgiven () him : but unto him that blasphemeth () against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven ().
[11] And when they bring () you unto the synagogues , and [unto] magistrates , and powers , take ye no thought () how or what thing ye shall answer (), or what ye shall say ():
[12] For the Holy Ghost shall teach () you in the same hour what ye ought () to say ().
[13] And one of the company said () unto him , Master , speak () to my brother , that he divide () the inheritance with me .
[14] And he said () unto him , Man , who made () me a judge or a divider over you ?
[15] And he said () unto them , Take heed (), and beware () of covetousness : for a man’s life consisteth () not in the abundance () of the things which he possesseth ().
[16] And he spake () a parable unto them , saying (), The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully ():
[17] And he thought () within himself , saying (), What shall I do (), because I have () no room where to bestow () my fruits ?
[18] And he said (), This will I do (): I will pull down () my barns , and build () greater ; and there will I bestow () all my fruits and my goods .
[19] And I will say () to my soul , Soul , thou hast () much goods laid up () for many years ; take thine ease (), eat (), drink (), [and] be merry ().
[20] But God said () unto him , [Thou] fool , this night thy soul shall be required () of thee : then whose shall those things be (), which thou hast provided ()?
[21] So [is] he that layeth up treasure () for himself , and is not rich () toward God .
[22] And he said () unto his disciples , Therefore I say () unto you , Take no thought () for your life , what ye shall eat (); neither for the body , what ye shall put on ().
[23] The life is () more than meat , and the body [is more] than raiment .
[24] Consider () the ravens : for they neither sow () nor reap (); which neither have () storehouse nor barn ; and God feedeth () them : how much more are ye better than () the fowls ?
[25] And which of you with taking thought () can () add () to his stature one cubit ?
[26] If ye then be not able to do () that thing which is least , why take ye thought () for the rest ?
[27] Consider () the lilies how they grow (): they toil () not , they spin () not ; and yet I say () unto you , that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed () like one of these .
[28] If then God so clothe () the grass , which () is to day in the field , and to morrow is cast () into the oven ; how much more [will he clothe] you , O ye of little faith ?
[29] And seek () not ye what ye shall eat (), or what ye shall drink (), neither be ye of doubtful mind ().
[30] For all these things do the nations of the world seek after (): and your Father knoweth () that ye have need () of these things .
[31] But rather seek ye () the kingdom of God ; and all these things shall be added () unto you .
[32] Fear () not , little flock ; for it is your Father’s good pleasure () to give () you the kingdom .
[33] Sell () that ye have (), and give () alms ; provide () yourselves bags which wax not old (), a treasure in the heavens that faileth not , where no thief approacheth (), neither moth corrupteth ().
[34] For where your treasure is (), there will your heart be () also .
[35] Let your loins be () girded about (), and [your] lights burning ();
[36] And ye yourselves like unto men that wait () for their lord , when he will return () from the wedding ; that when he cometh () and knocketh (), they may open () unto him immediately .
[37] Blessed [are] those servants , whom the lord when he cometh () shall find () watching (): verily I say () unto you , that he shall gird himself (), and make them to sit down to meat (), and will come forth () and serve () them .
[38] And if he shall come () in the second watch , or come () in the third watch , and find () [them] so , blessed are () those servants .
[39] And this know (), that if the goodman of the house had known () what hour the thief would come (), he would have watched (), and not have suffered () his house to be broken through ().
[40] Be () ye therefore ready also : for the Son of man cometh () at an hour when ye think () not .
[41] Then Peter said () unto him , Lord , speakest thou () this parable unto us , or even to all ?
[42] And the Lord said (), Who then is () that faithful and wise steward , whom [his] lord shall make ruler () over his household , to give () [them their] portion of meat in due season ?
[43] Blessed [is] that servant , whom his lord when he cometh () shall find () so doing (