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Luke 12:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [So, is he that is laying up treasure for himself, and is not rich, towards God.]
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so [is] he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So is he that laieth vp treasure for himselfe, and is not rich towards God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— So is he who layeth up to himself treasures, and towards Aloha is not rich.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Such is he that layeth up treasures for himself, and is not rich in God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
[is] he x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
that layeth up treasure 2343
{2343} Prime
θησαυρίζω
thesaurizo
{thay-sow-rid'-zo}
From G2344; to amass or reserve (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
for himself, 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
is y4147
[4147] Standard
πλουτέω
plouteo
{ploo-teh'-o}
From G4148; to be (or become) wealthy (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not y3361
[3361] Standard
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
rich 4147
{4147} Prime
πλουτέω
plouteo
{ploo-teh'-o}
From G4148; to be (or become) wealthy (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
x3361
(3361) Complement
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
toward 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
God. 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:20-21.


Luke 12:21

_ _ So is he, etc. — Such is a picture of his folly here, and of its awful issue.

_ _ and is not rich toward God — lives to amass and enjoy riches which terminate on self, but as to the riches of God’s favor, which is life (Psalms 30:5), of “precious” faith (2 Peter 1:1; James 2:5), of good works (1 Timothy 6:18), of wisdom which is better than rubies (Proverbs 8:11) — lives and dies a beggar!

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:13-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 12:21

Rich toward God — Namely, in faith, and love, and good works.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 12:21

So [is] he that layeth up treasure (h) for himself, and is not rich toward God.

(h) Caring for no man but for himself, and making sure to trust in himself.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he:

Luke 12:33 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.
Luke 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
Hosea 10:1 Israel [is] an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Matthew 6:19-20 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: ... But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
1 Timothy 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
James 5:1-3 Go to now, [ye] rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon [you]. ... Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

rich:

Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; ... Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
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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.

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