Covetousness Denounced

13 Someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."

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      14 But He said to him, "1Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?"

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      15 Then He said to them, "2Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

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      16 And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
      17 "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
      18 "Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
      19 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, 3you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

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      20 "But God said to him, '4You fool! This very night 5your soul is required of you; and 6now who will own what you have prepared?'

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        • i 12:20 - Lit "they are demanding your soul from you"
          21 "So is the man who 7stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

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