NASB — Luke 12 — KJV

God Knows and Cares

1 Under these circumstances, after Iso many thousands of IIpeople had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first [of all], aBeware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 aBut there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. 3 Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have Iwhispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon athe housetops.

[1] ILit myriads IILit the crowd aMt 16:6, 11f; Mk 8:15
[2] aLk 12:2-9: Mt 10:26-33; Mt 10:26; Mk 4:22; Lk 8:17
[3] ILit spoken in the ear aMt 10:27; 24:17

4“I say to you, aMy friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will Iwarn you whom to fear: afear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into IIbhell; yes, I tell you, fear Him! 6 Are not afive sparrows sold for two Icents? [Yet] not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 aIndeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

[4] aJn 15:13-15
[5] IOr show IIGr Gehenna aHe 10:31 bMt 5:22
[6] IGr assaria, the smallest of copper coins aMt 10:29
[7] aMt 10:30

8“And I say to you, everyone who aconfesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; 9 but ahe who denies Me before men will be denied bbefore the angels of God. 10 aAnd everyone who Ispeaks 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. 11 When they bring you before athe synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not bworry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; 12 for athe Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

[8] aMt 10:32; Lk 15:10; Ro 10:9
[9] aMt 10:33; Lk 9:26 bLk 15:10
[10] ILit will speak aMt 12:31, 32; Mk 3:28-30
[11] aMt 10:17 bMt 6:25; 10:19; Mk 13:11; Lk 12:22; 21:14
[12] aMt 10:20; Lk 21:15

Covetousness Denounced

13 ¶ Someone Iin the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the [family] inheritance with me.” 14 But He said to him, aMan, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 Then He said to them, aBeware, 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.” 16 And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. 17 And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ 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. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, ayou have many goods laid up for many years [to come]; take your ease, eat, drink [and] be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘aYou fool! This [very] night Ibyour soul is required of you; and c[now] who will own what you have prepared?’ 21 So is the man who astores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

[13] ILit out of
[14] aMi 6:8; Ro 2:1, 3; 9:20
[15] a1Ti 6:6-10
[19] aEc 11:9
[20] ILit they are demanding your soul from you aJr 17:11; Lk 11:40 bJb 27:8 cPs 39:6
[21] aLk 12:33

22 ¶ And He said to His disciples, aFor this reason I say to you, Ido not worry about [your] IIlife, [as to] what you will eat; nor for your body, [as to] what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the aravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor bbarn, and [yet] God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a [single] Iahour to his IIlife’s span? 26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even aSolomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 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? aYou men of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not akeep worrying. 30 For Iall these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek His kingdom, and athese things will be added to you. 32 aDo not be afraid, blittle flock, for cyour Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

[22] IOr stop being worried IILit soul aLk 12:22-31: Mt 6:25-33
[24] aJb 38:41 bLk 12:18
[25] ILit cubit (approx 18 in.) IIOr height aPs 39:5
[27] a1K 10:4-7; 2Ch 9:3-6
[28] aMt 6:30
[29] aMt 6:31
[30] IOr these things all the nations of the world
[31] aMt 6:33
[32] aMt 14:27 bJn 21:15-17 cEp 1:5, 9

33aSell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, ban unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. 34 For awhere your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

[33] aMt 19:21; Lk 11:41; 18:22 bMt 6:20; Lk 12:21
[34] aMt 6:21

Be in Readiness

35IaBe dressed in breadiness, and [keep] your lamps lit. 36 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. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find aon the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that bhe will gird himself [to serve], and have them recline [at the table], and will come up and wait on them. 38 aWhether he comes in the Isecond watch, or even in the IIthird, and finds [them] so, blessed are those [slaves].

[35] ILit Let your loins be girded aMt 25:1ff bEp 6:14; 1P 1:13
[37] aMt 24:42 bLk 17:8; Jn 13:4
[38] II.e. 9 p.m. to midnight III.e. midnight to 3 a.m. aMt 24:43

39aBut Ibe 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 IIbbroken into. 40 aYou too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not Iexpect.”

[39] ILit know IILit dug through aLk 12:39, 40: Mt 24:43, 44 bMt 6:19
[40] ILit think, suppose aMk 13:33; Lk 21:36

41 ¶ Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or ato everyone [else] as well?” 42 And athe Lord said, bWho then is the faithful and sensible csteward, whom his master will put in charge of his Iservants, to give them their rations at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that aslave whom his Imaster finds so doing when he comes. 44 Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master Iwill be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, [both] men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect [him] and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. 47 And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will areceive many lashes, 48 but the one who did not aknow [it], and committed deeds worthy of Ia flogging, will receive but few. bFrom everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

[41] aLk 12:47, 48
[42] ILit service aLk 7:13 bLk 12:42-46: Mt 24:45-51 cMt 24:45; Lk 16:1ff
[43] IOr lord aLk 12:42
[45] ILit is delaying to come
[47] aDt 25:2; Jm 4:17
[48] ILit blows aLv 5:17; Nu 15:29f bMt 13:12

Christ Divides Men

49“I Ihave come to cast fire upon the earth; and IIhow I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a abaptism to Iundergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51 aDo you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52 for from now on five [members] in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, afather against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

[49] IOr came IILit what do I wish if...?
[50] ILit be baptized with aMk 10:38
[51] aLk 12:51-53: Mt 10:34-36
[53] aMi 7:6; Mt 10:21

54 ¶ And He was also saying to the crowds, aWhen you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. 55 And when [you see] a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a ahot day,’ and it turns out [that way]. 56 You hypocrites! aYou know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but Iwhy do you not analyze this present time?

[54] aMt 16:2f
[55] aMt 20:12
[56] ILit how aMt 16:3

57“And awhy do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right? 58 For awhile you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on [your] way [there] make an effort to Isettle 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. 59 I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last Iacent.”

[57] aLk 21:30
[58] ILit be released from him aLk 12:58, 59: Mt 5:25, 26
[59] IGr lepton; i.e. 1/128 of a denarius aMk 12:42


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Christ preacheth to his disciples to avoid hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his doctrine:

1 ¶ In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. 4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 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. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and [unto] magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

[1] 2K 7:17; Jb 20:5; 27:8; 36:13; Is 33:14; Mt 16:6; Mk 8:15; Lk 5:1, 15; 6:17; 11:44; 12:56; Ac 21:20; 1Co 5:7; 15:3; Jm 3:17; 1P 2:1.
[2] Ec 12:14; Mt 10:26; Mk 4:22; Lk 8:17; Ro 2:16; 1Co 4:5; 2Co 5:10; Rv 20:11.
[3] Jb 24:14; Ec 10:12, 20; Mt 10:27; 12:36; Jde 1:14.
[4] So 5:1, 16; Is 41:8; 51:7; Jr 1:8, 17; 26:14; Ezk 2:6; Dn 3:16; Mt 10:28; Jn 15:14; Ac 4:13; 20:24; Php 1:28; Jm 2:23; 1P 3:14; Rv 2:10.
[5] Ps 9:17; Pv 14:26; Jr 5:22; 10:7; Mt 10:28; 25:41, 46; Mk 13:23; 1Th 4:6; 2P 2:4; Rv 14:7; 15:4; 20:14.
[6] Ps 50:10; 113:5; 145:15; 147:9; Mt 10:29; Lk 12:24, 27.
[7] 1S 14:45; 2S 14:11; Jb 35:11; Ps 8:6; Is 43:3; Mt 6:26; 10:30, 31; Lk 21:18; Ac 27:34.
[8] 1S 2:30; Ps 119:46; Mt 10:32; 25:31; Ro 10:9; 2Ti 2:12; 1Jn 2:23; Jde 1:24; Rv 2:10, 13; 3:4.
[9] Mt 7:23; 10:33; 25:12, 31, 41; Mk 8:38; Lk 9:26; 13:26; Ac 3:13; 2Ti 2:12; 1Jn 2:23, 28; Rv 3:8.
[10] Mt 12:31; Mk 3:28; Lk 23:34; 1Ti 1:13; He 6:4; 10:26; 1Jn 5:16.
[11] Mt 10:17; 23:34; Mk 13:9; Lk 21:12; Ac 4:5; 5:27; 6:9.
[12] Ex 4:11; Lk 21:15; Ac 4:8; 6:10; 7:2, 55; 26:1.

warneth the people to beware of covetousness, by the parable of the rich man who set up greater barns.

13 ¶ And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. 20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

[13] Ps 17:14; Ezk 33:31; Lk 6:45; Ac 8:18; 1Ti 6:5.
[14] Ex 2:14; Lk 5:20; 22:58; Jn 6:15; 8:11; 18:35; Ro 2:1, 3; 9:20.
[15] Jsh 7:21; Jb 2:4; 31:24; Ps 10:3; 37:16; 62:10; 119:36; Pv 15:16; 16:16; 23:4; 28:16; Ec 4:6; 5:10; Jr 6:13; 22:17; Mi 2:2; Hab 2:9; Mt 6:25; Mk 7:22; Lk 8:14; 16:14; 21:34; 1Co 5:10; 6:10; Ep 5:3; Col 3:5; 1Ti 6:6, 7; 2Ti 3:2; He 13:5; 2P 2:3, 14.
[16] Gn 26:12; 41:47; Jb 12:6; Ps 73:3, 12; Ho 2:8; Mt 5:45; Ac 14:17.
[17] Ec 11:2; Is 58:7; Mt 5:42; Lk 3:11; 10:25; 11:41; 12:22, 29, 33; 14:13; 16:3, 9; 18:22; 19:17; Ac 2:37; 16:30; Ro 12:13; 2Co 9:6; 1Ti 6:17; 1Jn 3:16.
[18] Ps 17:14; Lk 12:21; 18:4, 6; Jm 3:15; 4:15.
[19] Dt 6:11; 8:12; Jb 14:1; 21:11; 31:24; Ps 49:5, 18; 52:5; 62:10; Pv 18:11; 23:5; 27:1; Ec 11:9; Is 5:8, 11; 22:13; Ho 12:8; Am 6:3; Hab 1:16; Mt 6:19; Lk 16:19; 21:34; 1Co 15:32; Php 3:19; 1Ti 5:6; 6:17; 2Ti 3:4; Jm 4:13; 5:1, 5; 1P 4:3; Rv 18:7.
[20] Ex 16:9; 1S 25:36; 2S 13:28; 1K 16:9; Es 5:11; 8:1; Jb 20:20; 27:8, 16; Ps 39:6; 49:17; 52:5; 73:19; 78:30; Pv 11:4; 28:8; Ec 2:18; 5:14; Jr 17:11; Dn 5:1, 25, 28; Na 1:10; Mt 24:48; Lk 11:40; 16:22; 1Th 5:3; 1Ti 6:7; Jm 4:14.
[21] Ho 10:1; Hab 2:9; Mt 6:19; Lk 6:24; 12:33; 16:11; Ro 2:5; 2Co 6:10; 1Ti 6:18, 19; Jm 2:5; 5:1; Rv 2:9.

We must not be over careful of earthly things,

22 ¶ And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body [is more] than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

[22] Mt 6:25; Lk 12:29; 1Co 7:32; Php 4:6; He 13:5.
[23] Gn 19:17; Jb 1:12; 2:4, 6; Pv 13:8; Ac 27:18, 38.
[24] 1K 17:1; Jb 35:11; 38:41; Ps 145:15; 147:9; Mt 10:31; Mk 6:26; Lk 12:7, 30.
[25] Mt 5:36; 6:27; Lk 19:3.
[26] Ps 39:6; Ec 7:13; Lk 12:29; 1P 5:7.
[27] 1K 10:1; 2Ch 9:1; Mt 6:28; Lk 12:24; Jm 1:10.
[28] Is 40:6; Mt 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:17, 20; Lk 8:25; 1P 1:24.
[29] Mt 6:31; Lk 10:7; 12:22; 22:35.
[30] Mt 5:47; 6:1, 8, 32; 10:20; 18:14; Lk 12:32; Jn 20:17; Ep 4:17; 1Th 4:5; 1P 4:2.

but seek the Kingdom of God,

31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

[31] 1K 3:11; Ps 34:9; 37:3, 19, 25; 84:11; Is 33:16; Mt 6:33; Lk 10:42; Jn 6:27; Ro 8:31; 1Ti 4:8; He 13:5.
[32] So 1:7; Is 40:11; 41:14; 53:6; Jr 3:19; Mt 7:15; 11:25; 18:12; 20:16; 25:34; Lk 10:21; Jn 10:26; 18:36; Ro 6:23; 8:28; Ep 1:5; Php 2:13; 2Th 1:5, 11; He 12:28; Jm 2:5; 1P 1:3; 2P 1:11; Rv 1:6; 22:5.

give alms,

33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;

[33] Hg 1:6; Mt 6:19; 19:21; Lk 16:9; 18:22; Jn 12:6; Ac 2:45; 4:34; 2Co 8:2; 1Ti 6:17; Jm 5:1.
[34] Mt 6:21; Php 3:20; Col 3:1.
[35] 1K 18:46; Pv 31:17; Is 5:27; 11:5; Mt 5:16; 25:1, 4; Ep 6:14; Php 2:15; 1P 1:13.

be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he cometh.

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find [them] so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

[36] Gn 49:18; So 5:5; Is 64:4; Lm 3:25; Mt 22:1; 24:42; 25:1; Mk 13:34; Lk 2:25; Jm 5:7; 2P 1:13; Jde 1:20; Rv 3:20.
[37] Is 62:5; Jr 32:41; Zp 3:17; Mt 24:45; 25:20; Lk 12:43; 21:36; Jn 12:26; 13:4; 1Co 2:9; Php 1:21, 23; 2Ti 4:7; 1P 5:1; 2P 1:11; 3:14; Rv 3:21; 7:17; 14:3, 13.
[38] Mt 25:6; 1Th 5:4.
[39] Mt 24:43; 1Th 5:2; 2P 3:10; Rv 3:3; 16:15.
[40] Mt 24:42, 44; 25:13; Mk 13:33; Lk 21:34; Ro 13:11, 14; 1Th 5:6; 2P 3:12; Rv 19:7.

Christ's ministers are to see to their charge,

41 ¶ Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for [him], and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

[41] Mk 13:37; 14:37; 1P 4:7; 5:8.
[42] Pv 15:23; Is 50:4; Jr 23:4; Ezk 34:3; Mt 13:52; 20:8; 24:45; 25:20; Lk 16:1; 19:15; Jn 21:15; Ac 20:28; 1Co 4:1; 1Ti 3:15; 5:17; 2Ti 4:2; Tit 1:7; He 3:5; 13:7, 17; 1P 4:10; 5:1.
[43] Lk 12:37.
[44] Dn 12:2; Mt 24:47; Lk 19:17; 22:29; Rv 3:18.
[45] Is 56:10; 65:6; Jr 20:2; Ezk 12:22, 27; 34:3, 8; Mt 22:6; 24:48; Ro 16:18; 2Co 11:20; Php 3:18; 2P 2:3, 13, 19; 3Jn 1:9; Jde 1:12; Rv 13:7, 15; 16:6; 17:5; 18:7, 24.
[46] Jb 20:29; Ps 11:5; 37:9; 94:14; Mt 7:22; 13:41, 49; 24:51; Lk 12:19, 40; Rv 16:15.
[47] Nu 15:30; Dt 25:2; Mt 11:22; Lk 10:12; Jn 9:41; 12:48; 15:22; 19:11; Ac 17:30; 2Co 2:15; Jm 4:17.
[48] Gn 39:8; Lv 5:17; Mt 25:14; Lk 16:2, 10; Jn 15:22; Ac 17:30; Ro 2:12; 1Co 9:17; 1Ti 1:11, 13; 6:20; Tit 1:3; Jm 3:1.

and look for persecution.

49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

[49] Is 11:4; Jol 2:30; Mal 3:2; 4:1; Mt 3:10; Lk 11:53; 12:51; 13:31; 19:39; Jn 9:4; 11:8; 12:17.
[50] Ps 40:8; Mt 20:17; Mk 10:32; Jn 4:34; 7:6, 10; 10:39; 12:27; 18:11; 19:30; Ac 20:22.
[51] Zc 11:7, 10, 14; Mt 10:34; 24:7; Lk 12:49.
[52] Ps 41:9; Mi 7:5; Jn 7:41; 9:16; 10:19; 15:18; 16:2; Ac 13:43; 14:1; 28:24.
[53] Mi 7:6; Zc 13:2; Mt 10:21; 24:10.

The people must take this time of grace,

54 ¶ And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 55 And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? 57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

[54] 1K 18:44; Mt 16:2.
[55] Jb 37:17.
[56] 1Ch 12:32; Dn 9:24; Hg 2:7; Mal 3:1; 4:2; Mt 11:25; 16:3; 24:32; Lk 19:42; Ac 3:24; Ga 4:4.
[57] Dt 32:29; Mt 15:10; 21:21, 32; Ac 2:40; 13:26; 1Co 11:14.

because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation.

58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, [as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

[58] Gn 32:3; 1S 25:18; Jb 22:21; 23:7; 36:17; Ps 32:6; 50:22; Pv 6:1; 25:8; Is 55:6; Mt 5:23; 18:30; Lk 13:24; 14:31; 2Co 6:2; He 3:7; 1P 3:19; Rv 20:7.
[59] Mt 18:34; 25:41, 46; Mk 12:42; Lk 16:26; 2Th 1:3.


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