Luke 12:26

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

  • 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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