Luke 12:20

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But God said vnto him, Thou foole, this night thy soule shal be required of thee: then whose shal those things be which thou hast prouided?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This {very} night your soul is required of you; and {now} who will own what you have prepared?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together?
- Basic English Bible

But God said to him, Fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall be what thou hast prepared?
- Darby Bible

But God said to him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
- Webster's Bible

But God said to him, `Foolish man, this night your life is demanded from you; and these preparations--for whom shall they be?'
- Weymouth Bible

But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared--whose will they be?'
- World English Bible

And God seide to hym, Fool, in this nyyt thei schulen take thi lijf fro thee. And whos schulen tho thingis be, that thou hast arayed?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:20

12:20 Thou fool - To think of satisfying thy soul with earthly goods! To depend on living many years! Yea, one day! They - The messengers of death, commissioned by God, require thy soul of thee!

People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:20

Lu 12:20 [Thou] fool. The still, small voice may have said this, as mortal disease attacked him. Men said that he was sagacious, wise; but God said, "Thou fool". This night. Instead of having many years, "this night" he shall die, unprepared, and all his goods on which he set his heart be delivered over to others.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • John madden for verse 31
    Seek his kingdom put it first..he is preparing us for his kingdom.and he has prepared it for us
  • Yes this is indeed the truth the disciples forsook all, Jesus forsook all, Paul forsook all, this is a direct command and is re affrimed in some passages luke 14 any one who does not forsake all thst he has cannot be my disciple, which is scary since we are all called to be disciples but who actually will become one few to disobey this is to disobey Jesus many are called few are chosen. Not all who say unto me Lord Lord shall enter the Kingdom but those who do the will of the Father this is part of the will. There will be a separation of sheep and goats, and there should great wondrous power in the heavens above and the earth below anything less i just don't see the point, The greatest time on earth becomes the weakest time on earth, anyone who believes in Jesus the word of GOD shall do the same works of the Son of God and greater works because Jesus has gone to the Father, This is the will of God to rely on him totally to pick up your cross be prepared to die and follow Jesus to Calvary anything less is to me boring. He who endures to the end shall be SAVED.
  • Malok deng for verse 8
    God want us to be a witness to Him every day. Everywhere every time by His grace I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is a power of God unto salvation.
  • Lorraine Zwahlen for verse 20
    All of this tells us something basic about the interdependence of men and nation.Whether we realize it or not,each of us is eternally "in the red".We are everlasting debtors to known and unknown men and women.
  • Apostle Frances Tates for verse 48
    We are all sent to this earth with purpose no escaping, no excuse for not surrendering. We were bought with the price of purified blood, pure righteousness. Disobedience is a sin
  • I too am assured of his love and care he has been a strong tower in my troubled, insufficient life, and has brought me through.

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