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Luke 12:15 - 31


12:15 - 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.

12:16 - And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

12:17 - And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

12:18 - 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.

12:19 - 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.

12:20 - 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?

12:21 - So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

12:22 - 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.

12:23 - The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

12:24 - 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?

12:25 - And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

12:26 - If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

12:27 - 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.

12:28 - 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?

12:29 - And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

12:30 - For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

12:31 - But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.