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

  • Ken
    Luke 12:2 is awfully similar to the Beatles' 2nd verse in the song, "All you need is love"
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 12:10 and whosoever shall speak a word against the SON OF MAN it shall be for forgiven him but unto him that blasphemeth against the holy spirit it shall not be forgiven 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT--PERISH--BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • Bruce
    1The Leaven is, Sin/5 Fear God/8 Tell Others what Christ has Done for You and How to be Saved by The Blood of The Lamb/10 Speaking Evil about The Spirit is Not Forgiving/18-34 No Need to Stockpile for Years to Come. Read The Bible, Pray, Tell Others what Christ has Done in Your Life. He Will Take Care of Our Needs.I have Not Seen The Righteous Forsaken Nor His Seed Begging for Bread (Psalm 37:25)
  • Mazie S. Blue
    Luke 12 appears to be almost like the 7 Commandments.Jesus is Instructing his disciples. He's speaking to them in parables say they can understand what he's trying to tell them.He's Prophesying of things to come.Some of them are already in force now.He is instructing his Disciples for us to follow too.He want us to be ready for The Rapture. He's kind of instructing us as a parent.
    I Luv Luke 12.
  • Latoya
    I do not understand the passage fully. Please me get a better understanding. Thank you for your time.
  • Gary Loucks
    Reminds me that God cares about each and every one of His creations

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