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

  • RSK
    "...for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." To often we wonder about the millionaires and billionaires in this world and look up to them in awe, but that is not how God looks at us. Seek God first and he will supply all our needs. What a powerful message.
  • Stephen Botts
    Verse 25: "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?"

    This does not mean adding height. This means that by taking thought, you cannot prolong your life. You can't add one second to your life, so the Lord Jesus warns us to be ready always.
  • A disciple
    "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" The thoughts of men are that their possessions and wealth make their greatness: and so idolatry is one of the root sins and causes of all evil in the world. Neither our possessions nor our vain thinking makes us anything more than men.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?

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