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Luke 12:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And which of you by worrying can add a [single] hour to his life’s span?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And which of you by solicitude can add to his stature one cubit?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But which of you by being careful can add to his stature one cubit?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, who from among you, though anxious, can, unto his stature, add a cubit?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And which of you with taking thought can adde to his stature one cubite?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And which of you by being anxious could add to his stature one cubit?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And which of you, by taking pains, can add one cubit to his stature?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
which 5101
{5101} Prime
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
of 1537
{1537} Prime
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
you 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
with taking thought 3309
{3309} Prime
From G3308; to be anxious about.
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
can 1410
{1410} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
add 4369
{4369} Prime
From G4314 and G5087; to place additionally, that is, lay beside, annex, repeat.
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
to 1909
{1909} Prime
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
his y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
stature 2244
{2244} Prime
From the same as G2245; maturity (in years or size).
one 1520
{1520} Prime
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
cubit? 4083
{4083} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; the fore arm, that is, (as a measure) a cubit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:22-31.

Luke 12:25-26

_ _ which of you, etc. — Corroding solicitude will not bring you the least of the things ye fret about, though it may double the evil of wanting them. And if not the least, why vex yourselves about things of more consequence?

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:22-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 12:25

Which of you can add the least measure — It seems, to add one cubit to a thing (which is the phrase in the original) was a kind of proverbial expression for making the least addition to it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
Matthew 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
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Mt 5:36; 6:27. Lk 19:3.

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