Luke 12:21

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

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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

  • 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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