Luke 12:59

“I tell thee, Thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast payd the very last mite.”

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Other Translations

I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
- King James Version

"I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say to you, You will not come out of it till you have made payment to the very last farthing.
- Basic English Bible

I say unto thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence until thou hast paid the very last mite.
- Darby Bible

I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
- Webster's Bible

Never, I tell you, will you get free till you have paid the last farthing."
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, you will by no means get out of there, until you have paid the very last penny."
- World English Bible

Y seie to thee, thou schalt not go fro thennus, til thou yelde the laste ferthing.
- Wycliffe Bible

I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till even the last mite thou mayest give back.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:59


12:59 A mite - was about the third part of a farthing sterling.


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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