Luke 12:27

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Consider the Lillies how they growe, they toile not; they spinne not: and yet I say vnto you, that Solomon in all his glory, was not arayed like one of these.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you, Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give thought to the flowers: they do no work, they make no thread; and still I say to you, Even Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these.
- Basic English Bible

Consider the lilies how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I say unto you, Not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.
- Darby Bible

Consider the lilies how they grow: They toil not, they spin not; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
- Webster's Bible

Observe the lilies, how they grow. They neither labour nor spin. And yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was as beautifully dressed as one of these.
- Weymouth Bible

Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
- World English Bible

Biholde ye the lilies of the feeld, hou thei wexen; thei trauelen not, nethir spynnen. And Y seie to you, that nethir Salomon in al his glorie was clothid as oon of these.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Consider the lilies, how do they grow? they labour not, nor do they spin, and I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Stephende
    This is the truth on steroids. God is a heart knower. He kniws that all are in sin. Christians misconstrue that Jesus exonerated us on the cross. Do you really think that he died so as to prevent us from striving against the Devil. He has forewarned us that all must watch which means we must search our own hearts for the evil therein. Judge for yourself the times. Our leader is an evil liar
  • Irene123
    To Lew on Lk. 12:42-47 -- The 'servant' is the pastor/minister of a church. The house is the church/people. These vs. are similar to Rev. 1:20 where the "angels' of the 7 churches are the pastors.
  • Bruce
    Lew:Hebrews 10:10-15,v:12-- offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;--John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father--draw him:--1John 1:9 ask forgiveness--Matthew 3:11 baptized with fire:--2nd Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature old things are passed away;behold all things are become new. You will know!
    Sin again 1John1:9
  • Karl
    to Lew - not sure what you're asking, did JESUS die for our/your/my sin? His sacrifice was only a sin offering as in Leviticus, to cleanse us of our sin before the LORD, opening the way for all of us to salvation, grace is the LORD's gift, you are given a choice then, forward or back. However, there will still be a reckoning, we must each of us present ourselves to the LORD, just my opinion.
  • Estella L. SMALLWOOD
    IM ASSURE THAT THAT THE RAVEN IS A NASTY BIRD AND THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE FOR US IF WE JUST HOLD ON AND TRUST HIM BECAUSE HE LOVES US I LOVE THE GOD HE IS MY FATHER AND GOD LOOKS AT US BETTER THEN FOWLS AND WE NEED TO HAVE FAITH IN UDERSTANDING FOR HIS LOVE FOR US TO HES A ONTIME GOD.
  • Jerry
    The bedrock of our faith and our daily walk with Him.