Luke 12:1 ESV

Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees

1 In the meantime, 1when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, 2"Beware of 3the leaven of the Pharisees, 4which is hypocrisy.

Study tools for Luke 12:1

  • a 12:5 - Greek Gehenna
  • b 12:6 - Greek two assaria; an assarion was a Roman copper coin worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)
  • c 12:25 - Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
  • d 12:27 - Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave
  • e 12:31 - Some manuscripts God's
  • f 12:35 - Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11
  • g 12:37 - Greek bondservants
  • h 12:39 - Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and
  • i 12:43 - Greek bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47
  • j 12:59 - Greek lepton, a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)