Luke 12:16

“And he spake a parable vnto them, saying, The ground of a certaine rich man brought foorth plentifully.”

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And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
- King James Version

And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile:
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The land of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
- Darby Bible

And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
- Webster's Bible

And He spoke a parable to them. "A certain rich man's lands," He said, "yielded abundant crops,
- Weymouth Bible

He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
- World English Bible

And he tolde to hem a liknesse, and seide, The feeld of a riche man brouyte forth plenteuouse fruytis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he spake a simile unto them, saying, `Of a certain rich man the field brought forth well;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:16


Lu 12:16-19 He spake a parable. To show that riches do not secure one from evil. A certain rich man. There is no intimation that his wealth was unjustly secured.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Marilyn
    Luke 12th really blessed my soul. I am so happy that God knows everything and sees everything. Just think how Great God is . To know the millions of people live or dead God knows how many HAIRS are on his head. Just look at a person s head or even the Ball ones, or the ones who lost hair due to sickness or treatments. God knows just how much hair is on the head. No secrets are kept from God.
  • David
    the King James bible that I believe is the word of God. Not just containing some of the word of God is written in English, it has been translated under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God. The phrase the Holy Ghost is used in 93 verses in the New Testament. In one verse it declares that the Church was purchased with His blood Acts 20-28, in another God through His Son commanded that baptism was to be in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost. Why would any one want to change just one word.
  • Ross
    Very reassuring .
  • Ama
    As the moth is drawn to The brightness of the flame, my heart melts in your the fiery light of your word.
  • Obbie Beal
    57-59 Jesus mind is on Salvation, so HE use an ‘earthly parable of a ‘legal proceeding’ to instruct them /us on ‘a process’ that everyone can freely apply to ourselves thereby resolve the ‘personal issue’ of not being saved (see John 3:16-21); rightly following John 3:16 will save you or I, thereby we avoid the sentencing hearing seen in Rev:20:12-15).
  • Obbie Beal
    54-56 ..., ..., Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, especially, Revelation).

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