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Luke 12 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 And when much people stood about [Soothly many companies of people standing about], so that they trod each on other, he began to say to his disciples, Be ye ware of the sourdough of the Pharisees, that is hypocrisy [which is hypocrisy]. 1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For nothing is covered, that shall not be showed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
3 For why those things that ye have said in darknesses, shall be said in light; and that that ye have spoken in [the] ear in bedchambers [and that that ye have spoken in the ear in couches], shall be preached in roofs. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
4 And I say to you, my friends, be ye not afeared of them [be not afeared of them] that slay the body, and after these things have no more what they shall do. 4 "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.
5 But I shall show to you, whom ye shall dread; dread ye him, that after he hath slain [which after he hath slain], hath power to send into hell. And so I say to you, dread ye him. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
6 Whether five sparrows be not sold for two halfpence [for two farthings]; and one of them is not in forgetting before God? 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies ? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.
7 But also all the hairs of your head be numbered. Therefore do not ye dread; ye be of more price than many sparrows. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
8 Truly I say to you, each man that acknowledgeth me before men [Truly I say to you, whoever shall acknowledge me before men], man's Son shall acknowledge him before the angels of God. 8 "I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.
9 But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. 9 But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.
10 And each that saith a word against man's Son, it shall be forgiven to him; but it shall not be forgiven to him, that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost. [And each that saith a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven to him; he that shall blaspheme into the Holy Ghost, soothly it shall not be forgiven to him.] 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
11 And when they lead you into synagogues, and to magistrates, and potentates, do not ye be busy, how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say. 11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in that hour, what it behooveth you to say. 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."
13 And one of the people said to him [Soothly some man of the company saith to him], Master, say to my brother, that he part with me the heritage. 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
14 And he said to him, Man, who ordained me a doomsman, or a parter, on you [over you]? 14 Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?"
15 And he said to them, See ye, and beware of all covetousness; for the life of a man is not in the abundance of the things, which he wieldeth. 15 Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
16 And he told to them a likeness, and said, The field of a rich man brought forth plenteous fruits. [Soothly he said to them a likeness, saying, The field of some rich man brought forth plenteous fruits.] 16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
17 And he thought within himself, and said [saying], What shall I do, for I have not whither I shall gather my fruits? 17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
18 And he saith, This thing I shall do; I shall throw down my barns, and I shall make greater, and thither I shall gather all things that grow to me, and my goods. 18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 And I shall say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods kept into full many years [thou hast many goods put up, or kept, into full many years]; rest thou, eat, drink, and make feast. 19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
20 And God said to him, Fool, in this night they shall take thy life from thee. And whose shall those things be, that thou hast arrayed? [Soothly God said to him, Fool, in this night they shall ask of thee thy soul. Forsooth whose shall those things be, which thou hast made ready?] 20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself ?'
21 So is he that treasureth to himself, and is not rich in God. 21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, do not ye be busy to your life, what ye shall eat, neither to your body, with what ye shall be clothed. 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.
23 The life is more than meat, and the body more than clothing. 23 Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
24 Behold the crows, for they sow not, neither reap [nor reap], to which is neither cellar, nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much more ye be of more price than they [How much more be ye of more price than they(?)]. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
25 And who of you by thinking may put one cubit to his stature [may add one cubit to his stature]? 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
26 Therefore if ye be not able to do that that is least [Therefore if ye may not do that that is least], what be ye busy of other things? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 Behold ye the lilies of the field, how they wax; they travail not, neither spin. And I say to you, that neither Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. 27 "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
28 And if God clotheth thus the hay, that to day is in the field [which to day is in the field], and to morrow is cast into an oven; how much more you of little faith. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!
29 And do not ye seek, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; and do not ye be raised on high. 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.
30 For folks of the world seek all these things; and your Father knoweth, that ye have need to all these things. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.
31 Nevertheless seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be cast to you. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
32 Do not ye, little flock, dread, for it pleased to your Father to give you a kingdom. 32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell ye those things that ye have in possession [Sell ye those things that ye wield], and give ye alms. And make to you satchels that wax not old, treasure that faileth not in heavens, whither a thief approacheth not [whither a thief nigheth not], neither moth destroyeth. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
34 For where is thy treasure, there thine heart shall be. [Forsooth where thy treasure is, there also thine heart shall be.] 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35 Be your loins girded above, and lanterns burning in your hands; 35 "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
36 and be ye like to men that abide their lord [and ye like to men abiding their lord], when he shall turn again from the weddings, that when he shall come, and knock, at once [anon] they open to him. 36 like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
37 Blessed be those servants, that when the lord shall come [whom when the lord shall come], he shall find waking. Truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit to meat [and make them sit at the meat], and he shall go, and serve them. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
38 And if he [shall] come in the second waking, and if he come in the third waking, and find so, those servants be blessed. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night.
39 And know ye this thing, for if an husbandman knew, in what hour the thief would come, soothly he should wake, and not suffer his house to be mined [and suffer not his house to be mined]. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
40 And be ye ready, for in what hour ye guess not, man's Son shall come. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
41 And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or to all? 41 Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?"
42 And the Lord said, Who, guessest thou, is a true dispenser, and prudent [Who, guessest thou, is a faithful dispenser, and prudent], whom the lord hath ordained on [upon] his household, to give them in time a measure of wheat? 42 The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
43 Blessed is that servant, that the lord when he cometh, shall find so doing. [Blessed is that servant, whom when the lord shall come, he shall find so doing.] 43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.
44 Verily I say to you, that on [upon] all things that he wieldeth, he shall ordain him. 44 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
45 That if that servant say in his heart, My lord tarrieth to come; and begin to smite children, and handmaidens, and eat, and drink, and be full-filled over measure [and be filled over measure], 45 But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk.
46 the lord of that servant shall come, in the day that he hopeth not, and in the hour that he knoweth not, and shall part him (in pieces), and [shall] put his part with unfaithful men. 46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47 But that servant that knew the will of his lord, and made not him(self) ready, and did not after his will, shall be beaten with many beatings. 47 "That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.
48 But he that knew not, and did worthy things of strokes, shall be beaten with few. For to each man to whom much is given, much shall be asked of him; and they shall ask more of him, to whom they betook much. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
49 I came to send fire into the earth, and what will I, but that it be kindled? 49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
50 And I have to be baptized with a baptism, and how am I constrained, till that it be perfectly done [till it be perfectly done]? 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!
51 Ween ye [Guess ye], that I came to give peace into [the] earth? Nay, I say to you, but parting. 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
52 For from this time there shall be five parted in one house; three shall be parted against twain, and twain shall be parted against three; [+Forsooth from this time, there shall be five parted in one house; three against two, and two against three;] 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
53 the father against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the husband's mother against the son's wife, and the son's wife against her husband's mother. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rising from the sun going down, at once ye say [anon ye say], Rain cometh; and so it is done. 54 He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.
55 And when ye see the south blowing, ye say, That heat shall be; and it is done. 55 And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.
56 Hypocrites, ye know how to prove the face of heaven and of earth, but how prove ye not this time[?] 56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?
57 But what and of yourselves ye deem not that that is just? [Forsooth why and of yourselves deem ye not this thing that is just?] 57 "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
58 But when thou goest with thine adversary in the way to the prince, do busyness to be delivered from him; lest peradventure he take thee to the doomsman [Forsooth when thou goest with thine adversary to the prince in the way, give thou busyness to be delivered from him; lest peradventure he draw thee to the doomsman], and the doomsman betake thee to the masterful asker, and the masterful asker send thee into prison. 58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
59 I say to thee, thou shalt not go out from thence [I say to thee, Thou shalt not go thence], till thou yield the last farthing. 59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. "