Luke 12:25

“And which of you with taking thought can adde to his stature one cubite?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
- King James Version

"And which of you by worrying can add a {single} hour to his life's span?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself any taller?
- Basic English Bible

But which of you by being careful can add to his stature one cubit?
- Darby Bible

And which of you by solicitude can add to his stature one cubit?
- Webster's Bible

And which of you is able by anxious thought to add a moment to his life?
- Weymouth Bible

Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?
- World English Bible

And who of you bithenkynge may put to o cubit to his stature?
- Wycliffe Bible

and who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:25


12:25 Which of you can add the least measure - It seems, to add one cubit to a thing (which is the phrase in the original) was a kind of proverbial expression for making the least addition to it.


Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    "..Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." We repent of our sins and begin from that day forward to live with our back to the world and all our old ways, and start reading our Bibles every day, and change our behavior. Over time we experience all outward show being burned up.

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