Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then He said to them, "Beware, 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."

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He then told them, "Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one's life is not in the abundance of his possessions."

International Standard Version

Then he told them, "Be careful to guard yourselves against every kind of greed, because a person's life doesn't consist of the amount of possessions he has."

A Conservative Version

And he said to them, Watch, and keep away from greed, because to any man, life to him is not in the abundance of things possessed by him.

American Standard Version

And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Amplified

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

An Understandable Version

And [then] He said to them, "Be careful and guard yourselves against [practicing] all forms of greed, for a person's life does not consist of having a lot of possessions."

Anderson New Testament

And he said to them: Take heed and beware of covetousness; for a man's life depends not on the abundance of his possessions.

Bible in Basic English

And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.

Common New Testament

And he said to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Daniel Mace New Testament

then he said to them, take care to be clear of all avarice: for the enjoyment of life does not depend upon the having large possessions.

Darby Translation

And he said to them, Take heed and keep yourselves from all covetousness, for it is not because a man is in abundance that his life is in his possessions.

Godbey New Testament

And He said to them, See, and beware of all covetousness: because his life is not in that which aboundeth to any one, from those things belonging to him.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he said to them, "Take care! You must be on your guard against any form of greed, for a man's life does not belong to him, no matter how rich he is."

John Wesley New Testament

And he said to them, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Julia Smith Translation

And he said to them, See, and watch yourselves from covetousness: for not in the abounding to any one of his possessions is his life.

King James 2000

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not [even] when someone has an abundance {does} his life [consist] of his possessions."

Modern King James verseion

And He said to them, Watch and keep yourselves from covetousness. For a man's life is not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore he said unto them, "Take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no man's life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."

Moffatt New Testament

Then he said to them, "See and keep clear of covetousness in every shape and form, for a man's life is not part of his possessions because he has ample wealth."

Montgomery New Testament

And to the people he said, "Take heed and guard yourselves from all covetousness, for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses."

NET Bible

Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

New Heart English Bible

He said to them, "Beware. Keep yourselves from all covetousness, for a man's life does not consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."

New simplified Bible

Jesus said: Be careful, do not covet, for life does not come from your possessions.

Noyes New Testament

And he said to them, Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for even when one hath great abundance, his life doth not depend upon his possessions.

Sawyer New Testament

And he said to them, See, and beware of all covetousness; for one's life depends not on the abundance of his property.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said unto them - Mind and be guarding yourselves from all covetousness; for not, in one's abundance, doth his life spring out of his possessions.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then said he to them, Beware, and be on your guard against covetousness; for a man's life doth not depend on the abundance of his possessions.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And then he added: "Take care to keep yourselves free from every form of covetousness; for even in the height of his prosperity a man's true Life does not depend on what he has."

Webster

And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Weymouth New Testament

And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."

Williams New Testament

And then He said to them, "Be ever on the alert and always on your guard against every form of greed, because a man's life does not consist in his possessions, even though they are abundant."

World English Bible

He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."

Worrell New Testament

And He said to them, "Take heed, and guard yourselves from all covetousness; because one's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."

Worsley New Testament

And He said unto them, See to it that ye beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of his possessions.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he said unto them, 'Observe, and beware of the covetousness, because not in the abundance of one's goods is his life.'

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

he said
ἔπω 
Epo 
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
Usage: 824

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ὁράω 
Horao 
see , take heed , behold , perceive , not tr
Usage: 36

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
keep , observe , beware , keep self , save , be ... ware
Usage: 25

of
ἀπό 
Apo 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
from , of , out of , for , off , by , at , in , since 9 , on , not tr. , .
of , from , out of , by , on , with ,
Usage: 490
Usage: 709

πλεονεξία 
Pleonexia 
Usage: 8

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

a man's
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

the abundance
περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

ὑπάρχοντα 
Huparchonta 
Usage: 5

he

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 12:15

References

Images Luke 12:15

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Rich Landowner Who Was A Fool

14 But He said to him, "Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?" 15 Then He said to them, "Beware, 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.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:6-10

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Hebrews 13:5

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

Psalm 62:10

Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Joshua 7:21

when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

Job 2:4

Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.

Job 31:24-25

"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

Psalm 37:16

Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalm 119:36-37

Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain.

Proverbs 15:16

Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Proverbs 28:16

A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

Ecclesiastes 4:6-8

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 22:17-18

"But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion."

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Habakkuk 2:9

"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!

Matthew 6:25-26

"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Mark 7:22

deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.

Luke 8:14

"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

Luke 21:34

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

1 Corinthians 5:10-11

I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:3-5

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;



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