Luke 12:12

12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

Luke 12:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
ESV
12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
NLT
12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”
MSG
12 The right words will be there. The Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes."
CSB
12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said."

Luke 12:12 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:12

For the Holy Ghost shall teach you
Shall give both words and matter: in the same hour; instantly, immediately:

what ye ought to say;
what will be proper to be said, for the honour of Christ, the defence of the Gospel, and the confusion of enemies; (See Gill on Matthew 10:20).

Luke 12:12 In-Context

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 “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 Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 4:12; Matthew 10:20; Mark 13:11; Luke 21:15