Luke 12

Luk 12:1 Meanwhile, when an innumerable crowd of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His taught ones, first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luk 12:2 “And whatever is concealed shall be revealed, and whatever is hidden shall be known.
Luk 12:3 “So, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms shall be proclaimed on the house-tops.
Luk 12:4 “But I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that are unable to do any more.
Luk 12:5 “But I shall show you whom you should fear: Fear the One who, after killing, possesses authority to cast into Gehenna. Yea, I say to you, fear Him!
Luk 12:6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before Elohim.
Luk 12:7 “But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not fear, you are worth more than many sparrows.
Luk 12:8 “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Aḏam shall also confess him before the messengers of Elohim.
Luk 12:9 “But he that has denied Me before men shall be denied before the messengers of Elohim.
Luk 12:10 “And everyone who shall speak a word against the Son of Aḏam, it shall be forgiven him, but to him who has blasphemed against the Set-apart Spirit, it shall not be forgiven.
Luk 12:11 “And when they bring you to the congregations and rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say,
Luk 12:12 for the Set-apart Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what you should say.”
Luk 12:13 And someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, speak to my brother, to divide the inheritance with me.”
Luk 12:14 But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or divider over you?”
Luk 12:15 And He said to them, “Mind, and beware of greed, because one’s life does not consist in the excess of his possessions.”
Luk 12:16 He then spoke a parable to them, saying, “The land of a certain rich man yielded well.
Luk 12:17 “And he was reasoning within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room to store my crops?’
Luk 12:18 “And he said, ‘I am going to do this: pull down my storehouses and build greater, and store all my crops and my goods there,
Luk 12:19 then say to myself, “Life, you have many goods laid up for many years, take your ease, eat, drink, rejoice.” ’
Luk 12:20 “But Elohim said to him, ‘You mindless one! This night your life shall be demanded from you. And who shall own what you have prepared?’
Luk 12:21 “So is he who is storing up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Elohim.”
Luk 12:22 And He said to His taught ones, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you shall eat; nor about the body, what you shall put on.
Luk 12:23 “The life is more than the food, and the body is more than the clothing.
Luk 12:24 “Look at the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor granary, and Elohim feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds?
Luk 12:25 “And which of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life’s span?
Luk 12:26 “If then you are unable to do the least, why do you worry about the rest?
Luk 12:27 “Look at the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, and I say to you, even Shelomoh in all his esteem was not dressed like one of these.
Luk 12:28 “And if Elohim so clothes the grass, which today exists in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more you, O you of little belief?
Luk 12:29 “And do not seek what you shall eat or what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.
Luk 12:30 “For the gentiles of the world seek all these, and your Father knows that you need these.
Luk 12:31 “But seek the reign of Elohim, and all these shall be added to you.
Luk 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign.
Luk 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give in kindness. Make yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief does come near nor moth destroys.
Luk 12:34 “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.
Luk 12:35 “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
Luk 12:36 and be like men waiting for their master, when he shall return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they open to him immediately.
Luk 12:37 “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, shall find watching. Truly, I say to you that he shall gird himself and make them sit down to eat, and shall come and serve them.
Luk 12:38 “And if he comes in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Luk 12:39 “And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Luk 12:40 “And you, then, be ready, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Luk 12:41 And Kĕpha said to Him, “Master, do You speak this parable to us, or also to all?”
Luk 12:42 And the Master said, “Who then is the trustworthy and wise manager, whom his master shall appoint over his household, to give the portion of food in due season?
Luk 12:43 “Blessed is that servant whom his master shall find so doing when he comes.
Luk 12:44 “Truly, I say to you that he shall appoint him over all his possessions.
Luk 12:45 “But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male servants and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,
Luk 12:46 the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour that he does not know, and shall cut him in two and appoint his portion with the unbelievers.
Luk 12:47 “And that servant who knew his master’s desire, and did not prepare, nor did according to his desire, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Luk 12:48 “But he who did not know, yet did what deserved flogging, shall be beaten with few. And everyone to whom much is given, from him much shall be demanded. And to whom much has been entrusted, from him much more shall be asked.
Luk 12:49 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
Luk 12:50 “But I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
Luk 12:51 “Do you think that I came to give peace on earth? I say to you, no, but rather division.
Luk 12:52 “For from now on five in one house shall be divided, three against two, and two against three –
Luk 12:53 father shall be divided 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 her mother-in-law.”
Luk 12:54 And He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it is.
Luk 12:55 “And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There shall be hot weather,’ and it is.
Luk 12:56 “Hypocrites! You know to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?
Luk 12:57 “And why, also, do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
Luk 12:58 “For, as you go with your opponent to a ruler, try hard along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Luk 12:59 “I say to you, you shall certainly not leave there until you have paid even the last mite.”