Luke 12:17

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • 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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