Luke 12:7

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But euen the very haires of your head are all numbred: Feare not therefore, ye are of more value then many sparrowes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Have no fear: you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.
- Basic English Bible

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore, ye are better than many sparrows.
- Darby Bible

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
- Webster's Bible

But the very hairs on your heads are all counted. Away with fear: you are more precious than a multitude of sparrows.'
- Weymouth Bible

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
- World English Bible

But also alle the heeris of youre heed ben noumbrid. Therfor nyle ye drede; ye ben of more prijs than many sparowis.
- Wycliffe Bible

but even the hairs of your head have been all numbered; therefore fear ye not, than many sparrows ye are of more value.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:7


12:7 #Mt 10:30|.


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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