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

  • A disciple
    "..Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." We repent of our sins and begin from that day forward to live with our back to the world and all our old ways, and start reading our Bibles every day, and change our behavior. Over time we experience all outward show being burned up.
  • Eutychus
    Vs. 47, servant beaten with many stripes...Vs. 48, servant beaten with few stripes. Differences of punishment, according to behavior. Hebrews 11:35, "and others were tortured, NOT ACCEPT ING DELIVERANCE; that they might OBTAIN A BETTER RESURRECTION:" Differences of reward...All this makes our casual attitude toward spiritual life, something of a concern. Will we be rewarded big, or rewarded small?
  • Servant of God
    There is division on earth, as Yeshusa has said he brings to earth, because his message is pure doctrine of the Father. The wedding from which he returns is a union unbreakable with the Father. Few on earth are prepared as represented by one who built greater barns to contain his stuff but was not rich toward God. This very day your Soul is required of you by the Father, blessed be He, always
  • A disciple
    Avigayil; You bring up a very important point; which, unfortunately, is too much neglected in the most elementary teaching of Christians. A parable is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point (Collins Dictionary). Jesus said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?"
  • Avigayil
    For me, the verses do contain hidden meaning. They are parables. They weren't meant for everyone to understand. The disciples had to have the words you are reading revealed to them. They had to ask Yeshua what they meant. The Word is "living and active"...we need to ask Him to reveal these hidden treasures to us as well. See Jeremiah 33:3, and then 1 Thess 5:1-9. What times and seasons?
  • A disciple
    "Fear not, little flock for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." The last day of the year is here once more and with it the last Chapters of our M'Cheyne's Daily Bible Reading Calendar: 2 Chronicles 36 Revelation 22 Malachi 4 John 21. Each of these Chapters marks a distinct dividing of times, yet nothing that indicates a finality or end altogether. For our God and all His ways are eternal. The things we know and experience feel like they will be this way forever and we can only imagine what might happen if they were changed or gone. But God makes everything perfect and the earth shall in due time be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea and all the world shall praise His wonderful works and terrible doings toward the children of men, when His finished plan is brought completely to light in its perfection. In the meantime, He deals with us with gentleness and pity, little by little bringing about His will in us, and in the world, according to what we can bear, and as the times require judging and having mercy, to keep the wicked from his evil imagination, and letting the righteous grow in grace and knowledge and maturity in the Spirit. Every time has its purpose according to Him that makes all things and proves us by His Word.

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