Luke 12:17

“And he thought within himselfe, saying, What shall I doe, because I haue no roome where to bestow my fruits?”

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Other Translations

And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
- King James Version

"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit.
- Basic English Bible

And he reasoned within himself saying, What shall I do? for I have not [a place] where I shall lay up my fruits.
- Darby Bible

And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to deposit my fruits?
- Webster's Bible

and he debated within himself, saying, "`What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'
- Weymouth Bible

He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'
- World English Bible

And he thouyte with ynne hym silf, and seide, What schal Y do, for Y haue not whidur Y schal gadere my fruytis?
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:17


12:17 What shall I do? - The very language of want! Do? Why, lay up treasure in heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:17


Lu 12:17 What shall I do? A common perplexity of the rich. They do not know what to do with their surplus wealth, though the needs of humanity call for it.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 12:15 and HE said unto them take heed and beware of covetousness for a mans life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth JOHN 14:6 JESUS saith unto him I am the way the truth AND THE LIFE no man cometh unto THE FATHER but by ME JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing THE WORDS that I SPEAK unto you they are spirit and THEY ARE LIFE
  • 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.

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