Parallel Verses

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."

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."

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."

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


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 
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 
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

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 12:15

References

Images Luke 12:15

Prayers for Luke 12:15

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Rich Landowner Who Was A Fool

14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?" 15 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." 16 He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:6-10

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Hebrews 13:5

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you."

Psalm 62:10

Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.

Joshua 7:21

When I saw among the spoil a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground in the middle of my tent, with the silver under it."

Job 2:4

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

Job 31:24-25

"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.

Psalm 37:16

Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalm 119:36-37

Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain.

Proverbs 15:16

Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 23:4-5

Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.

Proverbs 28:16

A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.

Ecclesiastes 4:6-8

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-16

He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 22:17-18

But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

Micah 2:2

They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Habakkuk 2:9

Woe to him who gets an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil!

Matthew 6:25-26

Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Mark 7:22

covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Luke 8:14

That which fell among the thorns, these are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

Luke 16:14

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.

Luke 21:34

"So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.

1 Corinthians 5:10-11

yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:3-5

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

2 Timothy 3:2

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 Peter 2:3

In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery, and who can't cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;

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