Luke 12:13

“ And one of the company saide vnto him, Master, speake to my brother, that he diuide the inheritance with me.”

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Other Translations

And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
- King James Version

Someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the {family} inheritance with me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And one of the people said to him, Master, give an order to my brother to make division of the heritage with me.
- Basic English Bible

And a person said to him out of the crowd, Teacher, speak to my brother to divide the inheritance with me.
- Darby Bible

And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
- Webster's Bible

Just then a man in the crowd appealed to Him. "Rabbi," he said, "tell my brother to give me a share of the inheritance."
- Weymouth Bible

One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
- World English Bible

And oon of the puple seide to hym, Maystir, seie to my brothir, that he departe with me the eritage.
- Wycliffe Bible

And a certain one said to him, out of the multitude, `Teacher, say to my brother to divide with me the inheritance.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:13


Lu 12:13 One of the company said. This question concerning the inheritance, and the parable of the Rich Fool that follows, are only found in Luke. Speak to my brother. The man wished to enlist Christ's moral power for his pecuniary advantage. Whether his brother had wronged him or not is not stated, but the Lord's business was not to gain acres of land and money for men.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Stephen B
    5 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? This has nothing to do with your 'height'. This means by thinking you can not add one second to the years of your life.

  • BSP
    If we closely observe the ravens or birds we see that they are fed and are clothed with beautiful feathers. If Jehovah God takes care of these creatures, how much more so will he take care of us?
  • Geraldine Bulos
    Why worry? Remember there is GOD our GOD the Omnipotent, Omnipresence, Omniscient. Mighty of all. The LORD of all. Hallelujah!
  • BSP
    Jehovah God cares for the birds by giving them what is needed to feed them and make sure they are clothed. If God cares for the birds, we can have confidence that he will care for our needs.
  • BSP
    Verse 4~ The worst thing another human can do to us is to put us to death. Our everlasting life lies in the hands of Jehovah God and it is to him that we should be faithful and loyal to in everything.
  • A disciple
    "..hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?" Our life in this present evil world is a probationary period until the Day of Reckoning and Eternal Judgment. Good discernment orders its life with a view toward that day in hope of finding mercy, acceptance and salvation.

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