Luke 12:57

“Yea, and why euen of your selues iudge ye not what is right?”

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Other Translations

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- King James Version

"And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And why are you, in your hearts, unable to be judges of what is right?
- Basic English Bible

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- Darby Bible

And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
- Webster's Bible

Why, too, do you not of yourselves arrive at just conclusions?
- Weymouth Bible

Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
- World English Bible

But what and of you silf ye demen not that that is iust?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And why, also, of yourselves, judge ye not what is righteous?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:57


12:57 Why even of yourselves, without any external sign, judge ye not what is right? - Why do ye not discern and acknowledge the intrinsic excellence of my doctrine?


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:57


Lu 12:57 Why even of yourselves? Why not judge what is right without any external signs?

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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