Luke 12:59

I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I tell thee, Thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast payd the very last mite.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say to you, You will not come out of it till you have made payment to the very last farthing.
- Basic English Bible

I say unto thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence until thou hast paid the very last mite.
- Darby Bible

I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
- Webster's Bible

Never, I tell you, will you get free till you have paid the last farthing."
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, you will by no means get out of there, until you have paid the very last penny."
- World English Bible

Y seie to thee, thou schalt not go fro thennus, til thou yelde the laste ferthing.
- Wycliffe Bible

I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till even the last mite thou mayest give back.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:59


12:59 A mite - was about the third part of a farthing sterling.


Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?

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