Luke 12:33

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sell that yee haue, and giue almes: prouide your selues bagges which waxe not old, a treasure in the heauens that faileth not, where no theefe approcheth, neither moth corrupteth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Sell that which ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give what property you have in exchange for money, and give the money to the poor; make for yourselves money-bags which will not get old, wealth stored up in heaven which will be yours for ever, where thieves will not come nor worms put it to destruction.
- Basic English Bible

Sell what ye possess and give alms; make to yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure which does not fail in the heavens, where thief does not draw near nor moth destroy.
- Darby Bible

Sell what ye have, and give alms: provide yourselves bags which become not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
- Webster's Bible

Sell your possessions and give alms. Provide yourselves with purses that will never wear out, a treasure inexhaustible in Heaven, where no thief can come nor moth consume.
- Weymouth Bible

Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.
- World English Bible

Selle ye tho thingis that ye han in possessioun, and yyue ye almes. And make to you sachels that wexen not oolde, tresoure that failith not in heuenes, whidir a theef neiyith not, nether mouyt destruyeth.
- Wycliffe Bible

sell your goods, and give alms, make to yourselves bags that become not old, a treasure unfailing in the heavens, where thief doth not come near, nor moth destroy;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:33


12:33 Sell what ye have - This is a direction, not given to all the multitude: (much less is it a standing rule for all Christians:) neither to the apostles; for they had nothing to sell, having left all before: but to his other disciples, (mentioned #Lu 12:22|, and #Acts 1:15|,) especially to the seventy, that they might be free from all worldly entanglements. #Mt 6:19|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:33


Lu 12:33 Sell what ye have. Lay up treasure in heaven. The true way of investing wealth is to consecrate it to good purposes. Better to sell in order to have wherewith to give, than to hoard like the rich fool. See notes on Mt 6:19-21.

Discussion for Luke 12:33

  • Yes this is indeed the truth the disciples forsook all, Jesus forsook all, Paul forsook all, this is a direct command and is re affrimed in some passages luke 14 any one who does not forsake all thst he has cannot be my disciple, which is scary since we are all called to be disciples but who actually will become one few to disobey this is to disobey Jesus many are called few are chosen. Not all who say unto me Lord Lord shall enter the Kingdom but those who do the will of the Father this is part of the will. There will be a separation of sheep and goats, and there should great wondrous power in the heavens above and the earth below anything less i just don't see the point, The greatest time on earth becomes the weakest time on earth, anyone who believes in Jesus the word of GOD shall do the same works of the Son of God and greater works because Jesus has gone to the Father, This is the will of God to rely on him totally to pick up your cross be prepared to die and follow Jesus to Calvary anything less is to me boring. He who endures to the end shall be SAVED.
  • Donnycom for verse 33
    i think,after reading a lot of commentary on this and other various scriptures regarding actual HARD SACRIFICE to be a christian,that i never knew people could be so clever when attempting to change what jesus said into something more convienant.it is almost laughable how christians want to fool themselves into thinking that they can get fat and comfy and sail on into heaven in an easy chair.jesus was a very UNambigous speaker.talk about when he gets to separating the sheep from the goats...!there is gonna be some surprised people who have been fooling themselves to a very unpleasant end.

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