Luke 12:18

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, This will I doe, I will pull downe my barnes, and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits, and my goods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my grain and my goods.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, This will I do: I will take away my granaries and build greater, and there I will lay up all my produce and my good things;
- Darby Bible

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I deposit all my fruits and my goods.
- Webster's Bible

And he said to himself, `This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and in them I will store up all my harvest and my wealth;
- Weymouth Bible

He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
- World English Bible

And he seith, This thing Y schal do; Y schal throwe doun my bernes, and Y schal make gretter, and thidir Y schal gadir alle thingis that growen to me, and my goodis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said, This I will do, I will take down my storehouses, and greater ones I will build, and I will gather together there all my products and my good things,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:18


Lu 12:18 There will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. In his enlarged storehouses. He will hoard his goods. Here was the beginning of his folly; to "hoard" his surplus instead of "using it" for the good of men.

Discussion for Luke 12:18

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 18
    Surplus comes from God.The purpose of His abundant supply however, is NOT for me BUT for us.When it is for me, problems arise in the form of greed, wanton desire, selfishness, self righteousness etc.

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