Luke 12:13-21

The Parable of the Rich Fool

13 aSomeone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14But he said to him, bMan cwho made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15And he said to them, d“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16And he told them a parable, saying, e“The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17and he thought to himself fWhat shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my gbarns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up hfor many years; relax ieat, drink, be merry.”’ 20But God said to him jFool! kThis night lyour soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared mwhose will they be?’ 21So is the one nwho lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

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