Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Feare not, litle flocke, for it is your fathers good pleasure to giue you the kingdome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- Basic English Bible

Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.
- Darby Bible

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- Webster's Bible

Dismiss your fears, little flock: your Father finds a pleasure in giving you the Kingdom.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
- World English Bible

Nile ye, litil flok, drede, for it pleside to youre fadir to yyue you a kyngdom.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Fear not, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:32


12:32 It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom - How much more food and raiment? And since ye have such an inheritance, regard not your earthly possessions.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:32


Lu 12:32 Fear not, little flock. The flock is safe only because of the Shepherd's care. The Lord is the Shepherd, and it is his pleasure to give not only food and raiment, but the kingdom to his children.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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?"
  • Avigayil
    For me, the verses do contain hidden meaning. They are parables. They weren't meant for everyone to understand. The disciples had to have the words you are reading revealed to them. They had to ask Yeshua what they meant. The Word is "living and active"...we need to ask Him to reveal these hidden treasures to us as well. See Jeremiah 33:3, and then 1 Thess 5:1-9. What times and seasons?
  • A disciple
    "Fear not, little flock for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." The last day of the year is here once more and with it the last Chapters of our M'Cheyne's Daily Bible Reading Calendar: 2 Chronicles 36 Revelation 22 Malachi 4 John 21. Each of these Chapters marks a distinct dividing of times, yet nothing that indicates a finality or end altogether. For our God and all His ways are eternal. The things we know and experience feel like they will be this way forever and we can only imagine what might happen if they were changed or gone. But God makes everything perfect and the earth shall in due time be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea and all the world shall praise His wonderful works and terrible doings toward the children of men, when His finished plan is brought completely to light in its perfection. In the meantime, He deals with us with gentleness and pity, little by little bringing about His will in us, and in the world, according to what we can bear, and as the times require judging and having mercy, to keep the wicked from his evil imagination, and letting the righteous grow in grace and knowledge and maturity in the Spirit. Every time has its purpose according to Him that makes all things and proves us by His Word.
  • 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.