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

  • 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
  • Kathy
    God is Faithful no matter where you go or what you do. You have been bought with a price. We belong to him!

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