Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Luke 12 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Fear Only God

(Mat 10:26, 27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:1 -

At this time, after [fn]so many thousands of the crowd had gathered together that they were trampling on one another, He began saying to His disciples first, “Be on your guard for the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:2 - “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:3 - “Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have [fn]whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
(Mat 10:8–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:4 -

“But I say to you, My friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:5 - “But I will show you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into [fn]hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:6 - “Are not five sparrows sold for two [fn]assaria? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:7 - “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

(Mat 10:32, 33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:8 -

“And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:9 - but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:10 - “And everyone who [fn]speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:11 - “Now when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:12 - for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Parable of the Rich Fool

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:13 -

And someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:14 - But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:15 - Then He said to them, “Watch out and be on your guard against every form of greed, for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:16 - And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:17 - “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:18 - “Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:19 - ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:20 - “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night [fn]your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you prepared?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:21 - “So is the one who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Do Not Worry

(Mat 6:19–21, 25–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:22 -

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, [fn]do not worry about your [fn]life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:23 - “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:24 - “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:25 - “And which of you by worrying can add a single [fn]cubit to his [fn]life span?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:26 - “Therefore, if you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:27 - “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:28 - “But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You of little faith!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:29 - “And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:30 - “For [fn]all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek, but your Father knows that you need these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:31 - “But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - “Do not fear, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:33 -

“Sell your possessions and give it as charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:34 - “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Be Ready for His Coming

(Mat 24:42–51 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:35 -

“GIRD UP YOUR LOINS, and keep your lamps lit.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:36 - “And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:37 - “Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find awake when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:38 - “Whether he comes in the [fn]second watch, or even in the [fn]third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:39 -

“But [fn]be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be [fn]broken into.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:40 - “You too, be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not [fn]expect.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:41 -

Now Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:42 - And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his master will put in charge of his [fn]servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:43 - “Blessed is that slave whom his [fn]master finds so doing when he comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:44 - “Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:45 - “But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master [fn]will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:46 - the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:47 - “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many beatings,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:48 - but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a beating, will receive but a few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

Not Peace, but Division

(Mat 10:34–39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:49 -

“I [fn]have come to cast fire upon the earth, and [fn]how I wish it were already kindled!

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:50 - “But I have a baptism to [fn]undergo, and how distressed I am until it is finished!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:51 - “Do you think that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:52 - for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:53 - “They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
(Mat 16:1–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:54 -

And He was also saying to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it happens.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:55 - “And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it happens.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - “You hypocrites! You know how to examine the appearance of the earth and the sky, but [fn]why do you not examine this present time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:57 -

“And why do you not even judge for yourselves what is right?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - “For while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to [fn]settle with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:59 - “I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the last [fn]lepton.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit myriads
Lit spoken in the ear
Gr Gehenna
A Roman copper coin, approx. 1/16 of a laborer’s daily wage
Lit will speak
Lit they are demanding your soul from you
Or stop being worried
Lit soul
A cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Or height
Or these things all the nations of the world
9 p.m. to midnight
Midnight to 3 a.m.
Lit know
Lit dug through
Lit think
Lit service
Or lord
Lit is delaying to come
Or came
Lit what do I wish if...?
Lit be baptized with
Lit how
Lit be released from him
Smallest Greek copper coin, approx. 1/128 of a laborer’s daily wage

Copyright ©2021 by The Lockman Foundation

All rights reserved. Managed in partnership with Three Sixteen Publishing Inc.

For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan