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

  • Ama
    As the moth is drawn to The brightness of the flame, my heart melts in your the fiery light of your word.
  • Obbie Beal
    57-59 Jesus mind is on Salvation, so HE use an ‘earthly parable of a ‘legal proceeding’ to instruct them /us on ‘a process’ that everyone can freely apply to ourselves thereby resolve the ‘personal issue’ of not being saved (see John 3:16-21); rightly following John 3:16 will save you or I, thereby we avoid the sentencing hearing seen in Rev:20:12-15).
  • Obbie Beal
    54-56 ..., ..., Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, especially, Revelation).
  • Obbie Beal
    54-56 Jesus warns them /us of our failure to rightly recognize the Signs-of-the-Time (read the entire book of Mathew, Mark, Luke, John,
  • Obbie Beal
    51-53 Jesus prepares their /our heart and mind with a 'truth'; a 'truth' then and still a truth in 2019.
  • Obbie Beal
    51-53 Jesus prepare their /our mind

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