Luke 12:21

“So is he that laieth vp treasure for himselfe, and is not rich towards God.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
- King James Version

"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that is what comes to the man who gets wealth for himself, and has not wealth in the eyes of God.
- Basic English Bible

Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
- Darby Bible

So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
- Webster's Bible

So is it with him who amasses treasure for himself, but has no riches in God.
- Weymouth Bible

So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
- World English Bible

So is he that tresourith to hym silf, and is not riche in God.
- Wycliffe Bible

so [is] he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:21


12:21 Rich toward God - Namely, in faith, and love, and good works.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:21


Lu 12:21 So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself. He is guilty of folly in the eyes of God. Wisdom requires that we should lay up treasure in heaven.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    "..hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?" Our life in this present evil world is a probationary period until the Day of Reckoning and Eternal Judgment. Good discernment orders its life with a view toward that day in hope of finding mercy, acceptance and salvation.

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