Luke 12:5

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I will forewarne you whom you shall feare: Feare him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell, yea, I say vnto you, Feare him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I will make clear to you of whom you are to be in fear: of him who after death has power to send you to hell; yes, truly I say, Have fear of him.
- Basic English Bible

But I will shew you whom ye shall fear: Fear him who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear *him*.
- Darby Bible

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, Fear him.
- Webster's Bible

I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who after killing has power to throw into Gehenna: yes, I say to you, fear him.
- Weymouth Bible

But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
- World English Bible

But Y schal schewe to you, whom ye schulen drede; drede ye hym, that aftir he hath slayn, he hath power to sende in to helle. And so Y seie to you, drede ye hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

but I will show to you, whom ye may fear; Fear him who, after the killing, is having authority to cast to the gehenna; yes, I say to you, Fear ye Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:5


12:5 Fear him who hath power to cast into hell - Even to his peculiar friends, Christ gives this direction. Therefore the fearing of God as having power to cast into hell, is to be pressed even on true believers.


Discussion for Luke 12:5

  • John madden for verse 5
    Confronting doctrines are not popular with most folks today even some christians.jesus christ was the most confrontive teacher this world has been subject to .
  • J.O. Smith for verse 5
    Interesting that only Young's Literal Bible has capitilized Him. The person to be feared is OBVIOUSLY GOD. I think I had either spent my preaching years overlooking this verse or understanding the "him" as being the devil, who,of course, does not have any power to cast offenders and breakers of God's Law into Hell. It is a Judgement reserved for the ONE that has been offended,namely THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

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