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Luke 12:33 DBY

33 Sell what ye possess and give alms; make to yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure which does not fail in the heavens, where thief does not draw near nor moth destroy.

Study tools for Luke 12:33

  • a 12:1 - Some read 'first of all beware:' but needlessly, I think. It was the first thing on his heart to tell them.
  • b 12:1 - See Note to Matt. 16.6.
  • c 12:4 - See Note, Matt. 10.28.
  • d 12:6 - See Note, Matt. 10.29.
  • e 12:9 - A stronger word (as Matt. 16.24; 26.34) than the first 'denied' here.
  • f 12:20 - Lit. 'they shall require:' see Note, ch. 6.38.
  • g 12:23 - 'Life' and 'soul' are the same in Greek, but not in ver. 15.
  • h 12:24 - Or 'for they.'
  • i 12:25 - Or 'growth:' see Note, Matt. 6.27.
  • j 12:32 - There is an emphatic article here, impossible to translate into English: '[you who are] the little flock.' It is the character Christ gives to them as attached to him in the midst of the world.
  • k 12:38 - 'Bondmen' is doubtful. This would make 'those' more emphatic.
  • l 12:58 - See Notes, Matt. 5.25 and Mark 4.12.
  • m 12:59 - * The smallest current coin of that day.