Luke: Chapter 12

The Gospel According to Luke. The 12th Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
12:1 Soothly many companies of people standing about, so that they trod each on other, he began to say to his disciples, Be ye ware of the sourdough of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. As there gathered together an innumerable multitude of people (insomuch that they trode one another) he began to say unto his disciples: First of all beware of the leaven of the pharises, which is hypocrisy. In the meantime, there gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, so that they trode one another: & he began to say unto his disciples first, Take heed to yourselves of the leaven of the Pharises, which is hypocrisy. In the meantime, 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.
12:2 For nothing is covered, that shall not be shewed; neither hid, that shall not be known. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be uncovered: neither hid, that shall not be known. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: neither hid, that shall not be known. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, neither hid, that shall not be known.
12:3 For why those things that ye have said in darknesses, shall be said in light; and that that ye have spoken in the ear in couches, shall be preached in roofs. Wherefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness: that same shall be heard in light. And that which ye have spoken in the ear, even in secret places, shall be preached even on the top of the houses. Wherefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, it shall be heard in the light: and that which ye have spoken in the ear, in secret places, shall be preached on the houses. 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.
12:4 And I say to you, my friends, be not afeared of them that slay the body, and after these things have no more what they shall do. I say unto you my friends: fear ye not them that kill the body, and after that have nothing that he can more do. And I say unto you, my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that are not able to do any more. 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.
12:5 But I shall shew to you, whom ye shall dread; dread ye him, which after he hath slain, hath power to send into hell. And so I say to you, dread ye him. I will shew you, whom ye shall fear. Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea I say unto you, him fear. 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, him fear. 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.
12:6 Whether five sparrows be not sold for two farthings; and one of them is not in forgetting before God? Are not five sparrows bought for two farthings? and none of them is forgotten of God. Are not five sparrows bought for two farthings, & yet not one of them is forgotten before God? Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
12:7 But also all the hairs of your head be numbered. Therefore do not ye dread; ye be of more price than many sparrows. Yea the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear not therefore: Ye are more of value, than many sparrows. Yea, and all the hairs of your head are numbered: fear not therefore: ye are more of value than many sparrows. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered: Fear not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
12:8 Truly I say to you, whoever shall acknowledge me before men, man’s Son shall acknowledge him before the angels of God. I say unto you: Whosoever confesseth me before men, even him shall the son of man confess also before the angels of God. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man confess also before the Angels of God. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the Angels of God.
12:9 But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And he that denieth me before men: shall be denied before the angels of God. But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the Angels of God. But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the Angels of God.
12:10 And each that saith a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven to him; he that shall blaspheme into the Holy Ghost, soothly it shall not be forgiven to him. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him. But unto him that blasphemeth the holy ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that shall blaspheme the holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. 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.
12:11 And when they lead you into synagogues, and to magistrates, and potentates, do not ye be busy, how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say. When they bring you into their synagogues, and unto their rulers, and officers, take no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall speak. And when they shall bring you unto the Synagogues, & unto the rulers & princes, take no thought how, or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall speak. And when they bring you unto the Synagogues, and unto Magistrates, & powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in that hour, what it behooveth you to say. For the holy ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say. For the holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say. For the holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say.
12:13 Soothly some man of the company saith to him, Master, say to my brother, that he part with me the heritage. One of the company said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. And one of the company said unto him, Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
12:14 And he said to him, Man, who ordained me a doomsman, or a parter, over you? And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge, or a divider over you? And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divider over you? And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divider over you?
12:15 And he said to them, See ye, and beware of all covetousness; for the life of a man is not in the abundance of the things, which he wieldeth. And he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no man’s life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Wherefore he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for though a man have abundance, yet his life standeth not in his riches. 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.
12:16 Soothly he said to them a likeness, saying, The field of some rich man brought forth plenteous fruits. And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The lands of a certain man brought forth fruits plenteously, And he put forth a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth fruits plenteously. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully.
12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have not whither I shall gather my fruits? and he thought in himself saying: what shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? Therefore he thought with himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room, where I may lay up my fruits? And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18 And he saith, This thing I shall do; I shall throw down my barns, and I shall make greater, and thither I shall gather all things that grow to me, and my goods. And he said: This will I do. I will destroy my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits, and all my goods: And he said, This will I do, I will pull down my barns, and build greater, & therein will I gather all my fruits, and my goods. 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.
12:19 And I shall say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods put up into full many years; rest thou, eat, drink, and make feast. and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years, take thine ease: eat, drink and be merry. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years: live at ease, eat, drink, and take thy pastime. 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.
12:20 Soothly God said to him, Fool, in this night they shall ask of thee thy soul. Forsooth whose shall those things be, which thou hast made ready? But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? But God said unto him, O fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul from thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? 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?
12:21 So is he that treasureth to himself, and is not rich in God. So is it with him that gathereth riches, and is not rich in God. So is he that gathereth riches to himself, and is not rich in God. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
12:22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, do not ye be busy to your life, what ye shall eat, neither to your body, with what ye shall be clothed. And he spake unto his disciples: Therefore I say unto you: Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, Neither for your body, what ye shall put on. And he spake unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat: neither for your body, what ye shall put on. 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.
12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body more than clothing. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. The life is more than meat: and the body more than the raiment. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
12:24 Behold the crows, for they sow not, nor reap, to which is neither cellar, nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much more be ye of more price than they. Mark well the ravens, for they neither sow, nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn, and yet God feedeth them. How much are ye better than the fowls. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap: which neither have storehouse nor barn, & yet God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than fowls? 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?
12:25 And who of you by thinking may add one cubit to his stature? Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? And which of you with taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
12:26 Therefore if ye may not do that that is least, what be ye busy of other things? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least: why take ye thought for the remnant? If ye then be not able to do the least thing, why take ye thought for the remnant? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
12:27 Behold ye the lilies of the field, how they wax; they travail not, neither spin. And I say to you, that neither Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. Consider the lilies how they grow: They labour not: They spin not: and I say unto you, Solomon in all his royalty was not clothed like unto one of these. Consider the lilies how they grow: they labour not, neither spin they: yet I say unto you, that Solomon himself in all his royalty was not clothed like one of these. 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.
12:28 And if God clotheth thus the hay, which today is in the field, and tomorrow is cast into an oven; how much more you of little faith. If God then so clothe the grass which is today in the fields, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace: how much more will he clothe you, o ye endued with little faith? If then God so clothe the grass which is today in the field, & tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, o ye of little faith? If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven: how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
12:29 And do not ye seek, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; and do not ye be raised on high. And ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither climb ye up on high, Therefore ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither stand in doubt. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
12:30 For folks of the world seek all these things; and your Father knoweth, that ye have need to all these things. for all such things the heathen people of the world seek for. Your father knoweth that ye have need of such things. For all such things the people of the world seek for: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
12:31 Nevertheless seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be cast to you. Wherefore seek ye after the kingdom of heaven, and all these things shall be ministered unto you. But rather seek ye after the kingdom of God, & all these things shall be ministered unto you. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.
12:32 Do not ye, little flock, dread, for it pleased to your Father to give you a kingdom. Fear not little flock, for it is your father’s pleasure, to give you a kingdom. Fear not, little flock: for it is your Father’s pleasure, to give you the kingdom. Fear not, little flock, for it is your father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell ye those things that ye wield, and give ye alms. And make to you satchels that wax not old, treasure that faileth not in heavens, whither a thief nigheth not, neither moth destroyeth. Sell that ye have, and give alms. And make you bags, which wax not old, and treasure that faileth not in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth. Sell that ye have, and give alms: make you bags, which wax not old, a treasure that can never fail in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth. 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.
12:34 Forsooth where thy treasure is, there also thine heart shall be. For where your treasure is, There will your hearts be also. For where your treasure is, there will your hearts be also. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
12:35 Be your loins girded above, and lanterns burning in your hands; Let your loins be gird about, and your lights burning, Let your loins be gird about, and your lights burning, Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning,
12:36 and ye like to men abiding their lord, when he shall turn again from the weddings, that when he shall come, and knock, anon they open to him. and ye yourselves, like unto men, that watch for their master when he will return from a wedding: that as soon as he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 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.
12:37 Blessed be those servants, whom when the lord shall come, he shall find waking. Truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit at the meat, and he shall go, and serve them. Happy are those servants, which their lord, when he cometh, shall find walking, Verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about, and make them sit down to meat, and walk by them, and minister unto them. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find waking: verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about, and make them to sit down at table, and will come forth, & serve them. 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.
12:38 And if he shall come in the second waking, and if he come in the third waking, and find so, those servants be blessed. And if he come in the second watch, yea if he come in the third watch, and shall find them so, happy are those servants. And if he come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, & shall find them so, blessed are those servants. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
12:39 And know ye this thing, for if an husbandman knew, in what hour the thief would come, soothly he should wake, and suffer not his house to be mined. This shall ye understand, that if the goodman of the house, had known what hour the thief would have come, he would surely have watched: and not have suffered his house to have been broken up. Now understand this, that if the goodman of the house had known at what hour the thief would have come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be digged through. 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.
12:40 And be ye ready, for in what hour ye guess not, man’s Son shall come. Be ye prepared therefore for the son of man will come at an hour when ye think, not. Be ye also prepared therefore: for the Son of man will come at an hour when ye think not. Be ye therefore ready also: for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
12:41 And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or to all? Then Peter said unto him: Master tellest thou this similitude unto us, or to all men? Then Peter said unto him, Master, tellest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42 And the Lord said, Who, guessest thou, is a faithful dispenser, and prudent, whom the lord hath ordained upon his household, to give them in time a measure of wheat? And the lord said: who is a faithful steward, and a discreet, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their duty of meat, at due season. And the Lord said, Who is a faithful steward, & wise, whom the master shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in season? 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?
12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom when the lord shall come, he shall find so doing. Happy is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing. Blessed is that servant, whom his master when he cometh, shall find so doing. Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh, shall find so doing.
12:44 Verily I say to you, that upon all things that he wieldeth, he shall ordain him. Of a truth I say unto you: that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. Of a truth, I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
12:45 That if that servant say in his heart, My lord tarrieth to come; and begin to smite children, and handmaidens, and eat, and drink, and be filled over measure, But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart: My master will defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken: But if that servant say in his heart, My master doth defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants, and maidens, and to eat, and drink, and to be drunken, But and if that servant say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the men servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken:
12:46 the lord of that servant shall come, in the day that he hopeth not, and in the hour that he knoweth not, and shall part him (in pieces), and shall put his part with unfaithful men. the lord of that servant will come in a day, when he thinketh not, and at an hour when he is not ware, and will divide him, and will give him his reward, with the unbelievers. The master of that servant will come in a day when he thinketh not, & at an hour when he is not ware of, and will cut him off, & give him his portion with the unbelievers. The Lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not ware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
12:47 But that servant that knew the will of his lord, and made not him ready, and did not after his will, shall be beaten with many beatings. The servant that knew his master’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. And that servant that knew his master’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. And that servant which knew his Lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
12:48 But he that knew not, and did worthy things of strokes, shall be beaten with few. For to each man to whom much is given, much shall be asked of him; and they shall ask more of him, to whom they betook much. But he that knew not, and hath committed things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whom much is given: of him shall be much required. And to whom, men much commit, the more of him will they ask. But he that knew it not, and yet did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes: for unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required, and to whom men much commit, the more of him will they ask. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
12:49 I came to send fire into the earth, and what will I, but that it be kindled? I am come to send fire on earth: and what is my desire but that it were already kindled? I am come to put fire on the earth, & what is my desire, if it be already kindled? I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled?
12:50 And I have to be baptized with a baptism, and how am I constrained, till it be perfectly done? Notwithstanding I must be baptised with a baptism. And how am I pained till it be ended? Notwithstanding I must be baptized with a baptism, and how am I grieved, till it be ended? But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I strained till it be accomplished?
12:51 Guess ye, that I came to give peace into the earth? Nay, I say to you, but parting. Suppose ye that I am come to send peace on earth? I tell you, nay: but rather debate. Think ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, nay, but rather debate. Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay, but rather division.
12:52 Forsooth from this time, there shall be five parted in one house; three against two, and two against three; For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, & two against three. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
12:53 the father against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the husband’s mother against the son’s wife, and the son’s wife against her husband’s mother. The father shall 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 the daughter in law, and the daughter in law against the mother in law. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father: the mother against the daughter, & the daughter against the mother: the mother in law against her daughter in law, & the daughter in law, against her mother in law. The father shall 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.
12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rising from the sun going down, anon ye say, Rain cometh; and so it is done. Then said he to the people: when ye see a cloud rise out of the west straightway ye say: we shall have a shower, and so it is. Then said he to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the West, straightway ye say, A shower cometh: and so it is. And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the West, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower, and so it is.
12:55 And when ye see the south blowing, ye say, That heat shall be; and it is done. And when ye se the south wind blow, ye say: we shall have heat, and it cometh to pass. And when ye see the South wind blow, ye say, that it will be hot: and it cometh to pass. And when ye see the South wind blow, ye say, There will be heat, and it cometh to pass.
12:56 Hypocrites, ye know how to prove the face of heaven and of earth, but how prove ye not this time? Hypocrites, ye can skill of the fashion of the earth, and of the sky: but what is the cause, that ye cannot skill of this time? Hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the earth, and of the sky: but why discern ye not this time? Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of the earth: but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
12:57 Forsooth why and of yourselves deem ye not this thing that is just? Yea and why judge ye not of yourselves, that which is rightwise? Yea, and why judge ye not of yourselves what is right? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
12:58 Forsooth when thou goest with thine adversary to the prince in the way, give thou busyness to be delivered from him; lest peradventure he draw thee to the doomsman, and the doomsman betake thee to the masterful asker, and the masterful asker send thee into prison. While thou goest with thine adversary to the ruler: as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him, lest he bring thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the jailer, and the jailer cast thee into prison. While thou goest with thine adversary to the ruler, as thou art in the way, give diligence in the way, that thou mayest be delivered from him, lest he bring thee to the judge, & the judge deliver thee to the jailer, and the jailer cast thee into prison. When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him, lest he hale thee to the Judge, and the Judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
12:59 I say to thee, Thou shalt not go thence, till thou yield the last farthing. I tell thee thou departest not thence, till thou have made good the utmost farthing. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the utmost mite. I tell thee, Thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
Luke: Chapter 11
Luke: Chapter 13