Luke 12

CHAPTER 12

Beware of the Hypocrisy of the Pharisees

In a time when there assembled the myriads of the multitude so as to trample one another, he began to say to his disciples, First, take heed to yourselves of the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For nothing is being covered which shall not be uncovered; and hidden which shall not be made known. Because as much as [2in 3the 4darkness 1you should say], [2in 3the 4light 1it shall be heard]; and what [2in 3the 4ear 1you spoke] in the inner chambers, it shall be proclaimed upon the roofs. And I say to you, to my friends, fear not from the ones killing the body! and after these things having nothing more extra to do. But I will plainly show to you who you should fear. Fear the one, after the killing, [2authority 1having] to put into Gehenna. Yes, I say to you, this one fear! Are not five sparrows sold [2assarion 1for two], and one of them is not forgotten before God? But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not then fear! [2from many 3sparrows 1you differ]. But I say to you, Every one who ever should make acknowledgement in me before men, also the son of man will make acknowledgement in him before the angels of God. But the one denying me before men, will be totally rejected before the angels of God. 10 And every one who shall say a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but to the one [2against 3the 4holy 5spirit 1blaspheming], it will not be forgiven. 11 And whenever they should bring you unto the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious! how or what you should plead or what you should say. 12 For the holy spirit shall teach you in that same hour what is necessary to say.

The Parable of the Rich Man

13 And said a certain one to him from out of the multitude, Teacher, tell to my brother to portion with me the inheritance. 14 And he said to him, Man, who ordained me magistrate or apportioner for you? 15 And he said to them, See and guard from the desire for wealth! for not [4in 5the 6abundance 1to anyone 3his life 2is] of his possessions. 16 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, [5man 3a certain 4rich 6bore well 1The 2place of]. 17 And he reasoned in himself, saying, What shall I do, for I do not have a place where to gather up my fruits? 18 And he said, This I will do; I will demolish my storehouses, and [2greater 1I will build]; and I will gather there all my produce and my good things. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up for [2years 1many]. Rest, eat, drink, be glad! 20 [3said 1But 4to him 2God], Fool, this night your soul will be exacted from you; and what you prepare, to whom will it be? 21 Thus the one treasuring up for himself, and not [2unto 3God 1being rich].

Be Not Anxious

22 And he said to his disciples, Because of this I say to you, [2not 1Let 5be anxious 4life 3your] in what you should eat, nor the body in what you should put on! 23 The life is more than nourishment, and the body more than a garment. 24 Contemplate the crows! for they sow not, nor reap, to the ones which there is no storeroom nor storehouse; and God maintains them. How much more you differ from the birds? 25 But who of you being anxious is able to add unto his stature [2cubit 1one]? 26 If then neither the least thing you are able, why concerning the rest are you anxious? 27 Contemplate the lilies, how they grow! it labors not, nor spins; but I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. 28 But if the grass in the field [2today 1being], and tomorrow [2into 3the oven 1is being thrown], the one God so clothes; how much more you, O ones of little belief? 29 And you, do not seek what you should eat, or what you should drink, and do not be raised up high! 30 For these things all the nations of the world seek anxiously; but your father knows that you need these. 31 Furthermore, seek the kingdom of God! and all these things shall be added to you. 32 Fear not small flock! for [2thinks well 1your father] to give to you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give charity! Make to yourselves bags not growing old! a treasure unceasing in the heavens, where thief shall not approach nor moth ruin. 34 For where [2is 1your treasure], there also your heart will be. 35 Let [3be 1your 2loins] being girded, and the lamps burning! 36 And you likened to men waiting for their Lord, as to when he disengages from the wedding feasts, that having come and having knocked, immediately they should open to him. 37 Blessed those servants, whom [3coming 1the 2Lord] shall find being vigilant. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and lay them down, and going by will serve to them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, and [2in 3the 4third 5watch 1he should come], and should find them thus, blessed are those servants. 39 [3this 1But 2know]! that if [3knew 1the 2master of the house] what hour the thief comes, he would have been vigilant, and would not have let [2be dug through 1his house]. 40 And you then be prepared! for the hour you think not -- the son of man comes.

The Parable of the Manager

41 [3said 1And 4to him 2Peter], O Lord, [3to 4us 2this parable 1do you speak], or also to all? 42 [4said 1And 2the 3Lord], Who then is the trustworthy [3manager 1and 2practical], whom [3places 1the 2master] over his attendants, to give in time the measure of grain? 43 Blessed is that servant, whom [2having come 1his master] finds doing thus. 44 Truly I say to you, that over all his possessions he will place him. 45 But if [2should say 1that servant] in his heart, [2passes time 1My master] in coming; and he should begin to beat the manservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be intoxicated; 46 [4shall come 1the 2master 3of that servant] in a day in which he does not expect, and in an hour in which he knows not; and he shall cut him in pieces, and his portion [2with 3the 4unbelieving 1will be put]. 47 And that servant, which having known the will of his master, and not having prepared, nor doing according to his will, shall be flayed much. 48 But the one not having known, but doing things worthy of strokes, shall be flayed with few. And to every one whom [2was given 1much], much shall be sought from him. And to whom they placed near much, more extra shall they ask him. 49 [3fire 1I came 2to throw] onto the earth, and what will I, if already it be lighted? 50 But an immersion I have to be immersed, and how constrained I am until of which time it should be finished? 51 Do you think that [3peace 1I came 2to execute] upon the earth? No, I say to you, but only division. 52 For there will be from now on five in [2house 1one] being divided -- three against two, and two against three. 53 [2shall be divided 1Father] against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law, and she, the daughter-in-law, against her mother-in-law. 54 And he said also to the multitudes, Whenever you should behold the cloud arising from the west, immediately you say, A heavy shower comes; and it happens thus. 55 And whenever a south wind is being blown, you say that, It will be a burning wind; and it happens. 56 Hypocrites, the surface of the heaven and of the earth you know to distinguish, but concerning this time, how do you not distinguish? 57 And why even of yourselves do you not judge what is just? 58 For as you go with your opponent unto the ruler, in the way make an effort to be dismissed from him; lest at any time he should drag you to the judge, and the judge should deliver you up to the exactor, and the exactor should throw you into prison. 59 I say to you, In no way shall you come forth from there, until of which ever time [2the 3last 4lepton 1you should repay].
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