Luke 12:20

“But God said vnto him, Thou foole, this night thy soule shal be required of thee: then whose shal those things be which thou hast prouided?”

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Other Translations

But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
- King James Version

"But God said to him, 'You fool! This {very} night your soul is required of you; and {now} who will own what you have prepared?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together?
- Basic English Bible

But God said to him, Fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall be what thou hast prepared?
- Darby Bible

But God said to him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
- Webster's Bible

But God said to him, `Foolish man, this night your life is demanded from you; and these preparations--for whom shall they be?'
- Weymouth Bible

But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared--whose will they be?'
- World English Bible

And God seide to hym, Fool, in this nyyt thei schulen take thi lijf fro thee. And whos schulen tho thingis be, that thou hast arayed?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:20


12:20 Thou fool - To think of satisfying thy soul with earthly goods! To depend on living many years! Yea, one day! They - The messengers of death, commissioned by God, require thy soul of thee!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:20


Lu 12:20 [Thou] fool. The still, small voice may have said this, as mortal disease attacked him. Men said that he was sagacious, wise; but God said, "Thou fool". This night. Instead of having many years, "this night" he shall die, unprepared, and all his goods on which he set his heart be delivered over to others.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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
  • Kathy
    God is Faithful no matter where you go or what you do. You have been bought with a price. We belong to him!

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