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Luke 12

ESV 1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. NIV 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. ESV 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. NIV 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. ESV 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. NIV 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. ESV 4 "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. NIV 4 "I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. ESV 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! NIV 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. ESV 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. NIV 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies ? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. ESV 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. NIV 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. ESV 8 "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, NIV 8 "I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. ESV 9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. NIV 9 But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God. ESV 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. NIV 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. ESV 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, NIV 11 "When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, ESV 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." NIV 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say." ESV 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." NIV 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." ESV 14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?" NIV 14 Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?" ESV 15 And he said to them, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." NIV 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." ESV 16 And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, NIV 16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. ESV 17 and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' NIV 17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' ESV 18 And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. NIV 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. ESV 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.' NIV 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." ' ESV 20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' NIV 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 ?' ESV 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God." NIV 21 "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God." ESV 22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. NIV 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. ESV 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. NIV 23 Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. ESV 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! NIV 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! ESV 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? NIV 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? ESV 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? NIV 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? ESV 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. NIV 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. ESV 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! NIV 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! ESV 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. NIV 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. ESV 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. NIV 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. ESV 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. NIV 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. ESV 32 "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. NIV 32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. ESV 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. NIV 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. ESV 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. NIV 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ESV 35 "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, NIV 35 "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, ESV 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. NIV 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. ESV 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. NIV 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. ESV 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! NIV 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. ESV 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. NIV 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. ESV 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." NIV 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." ESV 41 Peter said, "Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?" NIV 41 Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?" ESV 42 And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? NIV 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? ESV 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. NIV 43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. ESV 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. NIV 44 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. ESV 45 But if that servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, NIV 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. ESV 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. NIV 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. ESV 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. NIV 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. ESV 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. NIV 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. ESV 49 "I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! NIV 49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! ESV 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! NIV 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! ESV 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. NIV 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. ESV 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. NIV 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. ESV 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." NIV 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." ESV 54 He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A shower is coming.' And so it happens. NIV 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. ESV 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat,' and it happens. NIV 55 And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is. ESV 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? NIV 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? ESV 57 "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? NIV 57 "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right? ESV 58 As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. NIV 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. ESV 59 I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny." NIV 59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. "