Luke 12:41

“ Then Peter said vnto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable vnto vs, or euen to all?”

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Other Translations

Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
- King James Version

Peter said, "Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone {else} as well?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Peter said to him, Lord, are these words said to us only, or to all men?
- Basic English Bible

And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or also to all?
- Darby Bible

Then Peter said to him, Lord, speakest thou this parable to us, or even to all?
- Webster's Bible

Master, said Peter, "are you addressing this parable to us, or to all alike?"
- Weymouth Bible

Peter said to him, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"
- World English Bible

And Petre seide to hym, Lord, seist thou this parable to vs, or to alle?
- Wycliffe Bible

And Peter said to him, `Sir, unto us this simile dost thou speak, or also unto all?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:41


12:41 Speakest thou this parable to us - Apostles and disciples: Or to all - The people? Does it concern us alone? Or all men?


Discussion for Luke 12

  • RSK
    "...for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." To often we wonder about the millionaires and billionaires in this world and look up to them in awe, but that is not how God looks at us. Seek God first and he will supply all our needs. What a powerful message.
  • Stephen Botts
    Verse 25: "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?"

    This does not mean adding height. This means that by taking thought, you cannot prolong your life. You can't add one second to your life, so the Lord Jesus warns us to be ready always.
  • A disciple
    "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" The thoughts of men are that their possessions and wealth make their greatness: and so idolatry is one of the root sins and causes of all evil in the world. Neither our possessions nor our vain thinking makes us anything more than men.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?

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