Luke 8:18

Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Take heede therefore how yee heare: for whosoeuer hath, to him shall bee giuen; and whosoeuer hath not, from him shall be taken, euen that which he seemeth to haue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him {more} shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he thinketh he hath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So take care how you give hearing, for to him who has will be given, and from him who has not will be taken even what he seems to have.
- Basic English Bible

Take heed therefore how ye hear; for whosoever has, to him shall be given, and whosoever has not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him.
- Darby Bible

Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whoever hath, to him shall be given; and whoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
- Webster's Bible

Be careful, therefore, how you hear; for whoever has anything, to him more shall be given, and whoever has nothing, even that which he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
- Weymouth Bible

Be careful therefore how you hear. For whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever doesn't have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has."
- World English Bible

Therfor se ye, hou ye heren; for it schal be youun to hym that hath, and who euer hath not, also that that he weneth that he haue, schal be takun awei fro hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

`See, therefore, how ye hear, for whoever may have, there shall be given to him, and whoever may not have, also what he seemeth to have, shall be taken from him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 8:18


8:18 The word commonly translated seemeth, wherever it occurs, does not weaken, but greatly strengthens the sense. #Mt 13:12|; Mr 4:25; Lu 19:26.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 8:18


Lu 8:18 Take heed. Mark says, "Take heed 'what' you hear" (Mr 4:24); Luke, "'how' you hear". "What" we hear depends on "how" we hear; i.e., our attention and honesty.

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