King James VersionLuke12


1 In the mean time, when there were gath­ered to­geth­er an in­nu­mer­able mul­ti­tude of peo­ple, in­so­much that they trode one upon an­oth­er, he be­gan to say unto his dis­ci­ples first of all, Be­ware ye of the leav­en of the Phar­isees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is noth­ing cov­ered, that shall not be re­vealed; nei­ther hid, that shall not be known. 3 There­fore what­so­ev­er ye have spo­ken in dark­ness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spo­ken in the ear in clos­ets shall be pro­claimed upon the house­tops. 4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and af­ter that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will fore­warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which af­ter he hath killed hath pow­er to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 6 Are not five spar­rows sold for two far­things, and not one of them is for­got­ten be­fore God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all num­bered. Fear not there­fore: ye are of more val­ue than many spar­rows. 8 Also I say unto you, Whoso­ev­er shall con­fess me be­fore men, him shall the Son of man also con­fess be­fore the an­gels of God: 9 But he that de­ni­eth me be­fore men shall be de­nied be­fore the an­gels of God. 10 And whoso­ev­er shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be for­giv­en him: but unto him that blas­phemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be for­giv­en. 11 And when they bring you unto the syn­a­gogues, and unto mag­is­trates, and pow­ers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall an­swer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. 13 And one of the com­pa­ny said unto him, Mas­ter, speak to my broth­er, that he di­vide the in­her­i­tance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a di­vider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and be­ware of cov­etous­ness: for a man's life con­sis­teth not in the abun­dance of the things which he pos­ses­seth. 16 And he spake a para­ble unto them, say­ing, The ground of a cer­tain rich man brought forth plen­ti­ful­ly: 17 And he thought with­in him­self, say­ing, What shall I do, be­cause I have no room where to be­stow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I be­stow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be mer­ry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be re­quired of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast pro­vid­ed? 21 So is he that layeth up trea­sure for him­self, and is not rich to­ward God. 22 And he said unto his dis­ci­ples, There­fore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; nei­ther for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than rai­ment. 24 Con­sid­er the ravens: for they nei­ther sow nor reap; which nei­ther have store­house nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye bet­ter than the fowls? 25 And which of you with tak­ing thought can add to his stature one cu­bit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Con­sid­er the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glo­ry was not ar­rayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to mor­row is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of lit­tle faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nei­ther be ye of doubt­ful mind. 30 For all these things do the na­tions of the world seek af­ter: and your Fa­ther knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the king­dom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, lit­tle flock; for it is your Father's good plea­sure to give you the king­dom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; pro­vide your­selves bags which wax not old, a trea­sure in the heav­ens that faileth not, where no thief ap­proa­cheth, nei­ther moth cor­rupteth. 34 For where your trea­sure is, there will your heart be al­so. 35 Let your loins be gird­ed about, and your lights burn­ing; 36 And ye your­selves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will re­turn from the wed­ding; that when he cometh and knock­eth, they may open unto him im­me­di­ate­ly. 37 Blessed are those ser­vants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watch­ing: ver­i­ly I say unto you, that he shall gird him­self, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the sec­ond watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those ser­vants. 39 And this know, that if the good­man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suf­fered his house to be bro­ken through. 40 Be ye there­fore ready al­so: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. 41 Then Pe­ter said unto him, Lord, speak­est thou this para­ble unto us, or even to all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faith­ful and wise stew­ard, whom his lord shall make ruler over his house­hold, to give them their por­tion of meat in due sea­son? 43 Blessed is that ser­vant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so do­ing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that ser­vant say in his heart, My lord de­layeth his com­ing; and shall be­gin to beat the menser­vants and maid­ens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunk­en; 46 The lord of that ser­vant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sun­der, and will ap­point him his por­tion with the un­be­liev­ers. 47 And that ser­vant, which knew his lord's will, and pre­pared not himself, nei­ther did ac­cord­ing to his will, shall be beat­en with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did com­mit things wor­thy of stripes, shall be beat­en with few stripes. For unto whom­so­ev­er much is giv­en, of him shall be much re­quired: and to whom men have com­mit­ted much, of him they will ask the more. 49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be al­ready kin­dled? 50 But I have a bap­tism to be bap­tized with; and how am I strait­ened till it be ac­com­plished! 51 Sup­pose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather di­vi­sion: 52 For from hence­forth there shall be five in one house di­vid­ed, three against two, and two against three. 53 The fa­ther shall be di­vid­ed against the son, and the son against the fa­ther; the moth­er against the daugh­ter, and the daugh­ter against the moth­er; the moth­er in law against her daugh­ter in law, and the daugh­ter in law against her moth­er in law. 54 And he said also to the peo­ple, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straight­way ye say, There cometh a show­er; and so it is. 55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hyp­ocrites, ye can dis­cern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not dis­cern this time? 57 Yea, and why even of your­selves judge ye not what is right? 58 When thou goest with thine ad­ver­sary to the mag­is­trate, as thou art in the way, give dili­gence that thou mayest be de­liv­ered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge de­liv­er thee to the of­fi­cer, and the of­fi­cer cast thee into prison. 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not de­part thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.