Luke 12:26

“If yee then bee not able to doe that thing which is least, why take yee thought for the rest?”

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Other Translations

If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
- King James Version

"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If then ye are not able to do even that which is least, why are ye anxious concerning the rest?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, then, you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you troubled about the rest?
- Basic English Bible

If therefore ye cannot [do] even what is least, why are ye careful about the rest?
- Darby Bible

If ye then are not able to do that thing which is least, why are ye anxious for the rest?
- Webster's Bible

If then you are unable to do even a very little thing, why be over-anxious about other matters?
- Weymouth Bible

If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye moun not that that is leest, what ben ye bisie of othere thingis?
- Wycliffe Bible

If, then, ye are not able for the least -- why for the rest are ye anxious?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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.
  • Eutychus
    Vs. 47, servant beaten with many stripes...Vs. 48, servant beaten with few stripes. Differences of punishment, according to behavior. Hebrews 11:35, "and others were tortured, NOT ACCEPT ING DELIVERANCE; that they might OBTAIN A BETTER RESURRECTION:" Differences of reward...All this makes our casual attitude toward spiritual life, something of a concern. Will we be rewarded big, or rewarded small?
  • Servant of God
    There is division on earth, as Yeshusa has said he brings to earth, because his message is pure doctrine of the Father. The wedding from which he returns is a union unbreakable with the Father. Few on earth are prepared as represented by one who built greater barns to contain his stuff but was not rich toward God. This very day your Soul is required of you by the Father, blessed be He, always
  • A disciple
    Avigayil; You bring up a very important point; which, unfortunately, is too much neglected in the most elementary teaching of Christians. A parable is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point (Collins Dictionary). Jesus said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?"

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