Luke 12:23

“The life is more then meate, and the body is more then raiment.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The life is more than meat, and the body [is more] than raiment.
- King James Version

"For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is not life more than food, and the body than its clothing?
- Basic English Bible

The life is more than food, and the body than raiment.
- Darby Bible

The life is more than food, and the body is more than raiment.
- Webster's Bible

For life is a greater gift than food, and the body is a greater gift than clothing.
- Weymouth Bible

Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
- World English Bible

The lijf is more than mete, and the body more than clothing.
- Wycliffe Bible

the life is more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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