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1 MEANWHILE, WHEN A CROWD of many thousands had gathered, packed so close that they were treading on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples: 'Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees; I mean their hypocrisy. A Warning against Hypocrisy Lk.12.1-3 (Judaea) - Ἐν οἷς ἐπισυναχθεισῶν τῶν μυριάδων τοῦ ὀχλου, ὡστε καταπατεῖν ἀλλήλους, ἠρξατο λέγειν πρὸς τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ πρῶτον, Προσέχετε ἑαυτοῖς ἀπὸ τῆς ζύμης, ἡτις ἐστὶν ὑπόκ ρισις, τῶν Φαρισαίων.
2 There is nothing covered up that will not be uncovered, nothing hidden that will not be made known.  οὐδὲν δὲ συγκεκαλυμμένον ἐστὶν ὃ οὐκ ἀποκαλυφθήσεται, καὶ κρυπτὸν ὃ οὐ γνωσθήσεται.
3 You may take it, then, that everything you have said in the dark will be heard in broad daylight, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the house-tops.
 ἀνθ' ὧν ὁσα ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ εἰπατε ἐν τῷ φωτὶ ἀκουσθήσεται, καὶ ὃ πρὸς τὸ οὖς ἐλαλήσατε ἐν τοῖς ταμείοις κηρυχθήσεται ἐπὶ τῶν δωμάτων.
4 'To you who are my friends I say: Do not fear those who kill the body and after that have nothing more they can do. Whom to Fear Lk.12.4-7 | Mt.10.28-31Λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν τοῖς φίλοις μου, μὴ φοβηθῆτε ἀπὸ τῶν ἀποκτεινόντων τὸ σῶμα καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα μὴ ἐχόντων περισσότερόν τι ποιῆσαι.
5 I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Believe me, he is the one to fear.
 ὑποδείξω δὲ ὑμῖν τίνα φοβηθῆτε· φοβήθητε τὸν μετὰ τὸ ἀποκτεῖναι ἐχοντα ἐξουσίαν ἐμβαλεῖν εἰς τὴν γέενναν· ναί, λέγω ὑμῖν, τοῦτον φοβήθητε.
6 'Are not sparrows five for twopence? And yet not one of them is overlooked by God.  οὐχὶ πέντε στρουθία πωλοῦνται ἀσσαρίων δύὸ καὶ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐστιν ἐπιλελησμένον ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ.
7 More than that, even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Have no fear; you are worth more than any number of sparrows.
 ἀλλὰ καὶ αἱ τρίχες τῆς κεφαλῆς ὑμῶν πᾶσαι ἠρίθμηνται. μὴ φοβεῖσθε· πολλῶν στρουθίων διαφέρετε.
8 'I tell you this: everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God; Confessing Christ before Men Lk.12.8-12 | Mt.10.32-33 | Mt.12.32 | Mt.10.19-20Λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν, πᾶς ὃς ἂν ὁμολογήσῃ ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ὁμολογήσει ἐν αὐτῷ ἐμπροσθεν τῶν ἀγγέλων τοῦ θεοῦ·
9 but he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.  ὁ δὲ ἀρνησάμενός με ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἀπαρνηθήσεται ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀγγέλων τοῦ θεοῦ.
10 'Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will receive forgiveness; but for him who slanders the Holy Spirit there will be no forgiveness.
 καὶ πᾶς ὃς ἐρεῖ λόγον εἰς τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, ἀφεθήσεται αὐτῷ· τῷ δὲ εἰς τὸ ἀγιον Πνεῦμα βλασφημήσαντι οὐκ ἀφεθήσεται.
11 'When you are brought before synagogues and state authorities, do not begin worrying about how you will conduct your defence or what you will say.  ὁταν δὲ εἰσφέρωσιν ὑμᾶς ἐπὶ τὰς συναγωγὰς καὶ τὰς ἀρχὰς καὶ τὰς ἐξουσίας, μὴ μεριμνήσητε πῶς ἢ τί ἀπολογήσησθε ἢ τί εἰπητε·
12 For when the time comes the Holy Spirit will instruct you what to say.'
 τὸ γὰρ ἀγιον Πνεῦμα διδάξει ὑμᾶς ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ὡρᾳ ἂ δεῖ εἰπεῖν.
13 A man in the crowd said to him, 'Master, tell my brother to divide the family property with me.' The Parable of the Rich Fool Lk.12.13-21Εἶπεν δέ τις ἐκ τοῦ ὀχλου αὐτῷ, Διδάσκαλε, εἰπὲ τῷ ἀδελφῷ μου μερίσασθαι μετ' ἐμοῦ τὴν κληρονομίαν.
14 He replied, 'My good man, who set me over you to judge or arbitrate?' [Some witnesses omit: or arbitrate.]  ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ, Ἄνθρωπε, τίς με κατέστησεν κριτὴν ἢ μεριστὴν ἐφ' ὑμᾶς;
15 Then he said to the people, 'Beware! Be on your guard against greed of every kind, for even when a man has more than enough, his wealth does not give him life.'  εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς, Ὁρᾶτε καὶ φυλάσσεσθε ἀπὸ πάσης πλεονεξίας, ὅτι οὐκ ἐν τῷ περισσεύειν τινὶ ἡ ζωὴ αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἐκ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐτῷ.
16 And he told them this parable: 'There was a rich man whose land yielded heavy crops.  Εἶπεν δὲ παραβολὴν πρὸς αὐτοὺς λέγων, Ἀνθρώπου τινὸς πλουσίου εὐφόρησεν ἡ χώρα.
17 He debated with himself: "What am I to do? I have not the space to store my produce.  καὶ διελογίζετο ἐν ἑαυτῷ λέγων, Τί ποιήσω, ὅτι οὐκ ἐχω ποῦ συνάξω τοὺς καρπούς μοὺ;
18 This is what is I will do," said he: "I will pull down my storehouses and build them bigger. I will collect in them all my corn and other goods,  καὶ εἶπεν, Τοῦτο ποιήσω· καθελῶ μου τὰς ἀποθήκας καὶ μείζονας οἰκοδομήσω, καὶ συνάξω ἐκεῖ πάντα τὸν σῖτον καὶ τὰ ἀγαθά μου,
19 and then say to myself, 'Man, you have plenty of good things laid by, enough for many years: take life easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.' "  καὶ ἐρῶ τῇ ψυχῇ μου, Ψυχή, ἐχεις πολλὰ ἀγαθὰ κείμενα εἰς ἐτη πολλά· ἀναπαύου, φάγε, πίε, εὐφραίνου.
20 But God said to him, "You fool, this very night you must surrender your life; you have made your money-who will get it now?"  εἶπεν δὲ αὐτῷ ὁ θεός, Ἄφρων, ταύτῃ τῇ νυκτὶ τὴν ψυχήν σου ἀπαιτοῦσιν ἀπὸ σοῦ· ἂ δὲ ἡτοίμασας, τίνι ἐσταὶ;
21 That is how it is with the man who amasses wealth for himself and remains a pauper in the sight of God. [Some witnesses omit: That ... God; other add at the end: When he said this he cried out, 'If you have ears to hear, then hear.']  οὑτως ὁ θησαυρίζων ἑαυτῷ καὶ μὴ εἰς θεὸν πλουτῶν.
22 'Therefore', he said to his disciples, 'I bid you put away anxious thoughts about food to keep you alive and clothes to cover your body. Care and Anxiety Lk.12.22-34 (Judaea) - | Mt.6.25-34Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς τοὺς μαθητάς [αὐτοῦ], Διὰ τοῦτο λέγω ὑμῖν, μὴ μεριμνᾶτε τῇ ψυχῇ τί φάγητε, μηδὲ τῷ σώματι τί ἐνδύσησθε.
23 Life is more than food, the body more than clothes.  ἡ γὰρ ψυχὴ πλεῖόν ἐστιν τῆς τροφῆς καὶ τὸ σῶμα τοῦ ἐνδύματος.
24 Think of the ravens: they neither sow nor reap; they have no storehouse or barn; yet God feeds them. You are worth far more than the birds!  κατανοήσατε τοὺς κόρακας ὅτι οὐ σπείρουσιν οὐδὲ θερίζουσιν, οἷς οὐκ ἐστιν ταμεῖον οὐδὲ ἀποθήκη, καὶ ὁ θεὸς τρέφει αὐτούς· πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὑμεῖς διαφέρετε τῶν πετεινῶν.
25 Is there a man among you who by anxious thought can add a foot to his height? [Or: a day to his life.]  τίς δὲ ἐξ ὑμῶν μεριμνῶν δύναται ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλικίαν αὐτοῦ προσθεῖναι πῆχυν;
26 If, then, you cannot do even a very little thing, why are you anxious about the rest?
 εἰ οὖν οὐδὲ ἐλάχιστον δύνασθε, τί περὶ τῶν λοιπῶν μεριμνᾶτὲ;
27 'Think of the lilies: [Some witnesses read: they grow, they do not toil or spin.] they neither spin nor weave; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his splendour was not attired like one of these.  κατανοήσατε τὰ κρίνα πῶς αὐξάνει· οὐ κοπιᾷ οὐδὲ νήθει· λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν, οὐδὲ Σολομὼν ἐν πάσῃ τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ περιεβάλετο ὡς ἓν τούτων.
28 But if that is how God clothes the grass, which is growing in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown on the stove, how much more will he clothe you! How little faith you have!  εἰ δὲ ἐν ἀγρῷ τὸν χόρτον ὀντα σήμερον καὶ αὐριον εἰς κλίβανον βαλλόμενον ὁ θεὸς οὑτως ἀμφιέζει, πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς, ὀλιγόπιστοι.
29 And so you are not to set your mind on food and drink; you are not to worry.  καὶ ὑμεῖς μὴ ζητεῖτε τί φάγητε καὶ τί πίητε, καὶ μὴ μετεωρίζεσθε·
30 For all these are things for the heathen to run after; but you have a Father who knows that you need them.  ταῦτα γὰρ πάντα τὰ ἐθνη τοῦ κόσμου ἐπιζητοῦσιν· ὑμῶν δὲ ὁ πατὴρ οἶδεν ὅτι χρῄζετε τούτων.
31 No, set your mind upon his kingdom, and all the rest will come to you as well.  πλὴν ζητεῖτε τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ταῦτα προστεθήσεται ὑμῖν.
32 'Have no fear, little flock; for your Father has chosen to give you the Kingdom.  Μὴ φοβοῦ, τὸ μικρὸν ποίμνιον, ὅτι εὐδόκησεν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν δοῦναι ὑμῖν τὴν βασιλείαν.
33 Sell your possessions and give in charity. Provide for yourselves purses that do not wear out, and never-failing wealth in heaven, where no thief can get near it, no moth destroy it.  Πωλήσατε τὰ ὑπάρχοντα ὑμῶν καὶ δότε ἐλεημοσύνην· ποιήσατε ἑαυτοῖς βαλλάντια μὴ παλαιούμενα, θησαυρὸν ἀνέκλειπτον ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ὁπου κλέπτης οὐκ ἐγγίζει οὐδὲ σὴς διαφθε ίρει·
34 For where your wealth is, there will your heart be also.
 ὁπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν ἐσται.
35 'Be ready for action, with belts fastened and lamps alight. Watchful Servants Lk.12.35-48 (Judaea) - | Mt.24.45-51Ἔστωσαν ὑμῶν αἱ ὀσφύες περιεζωσμέναι καὶ οἱ λύχνοι καιόμενοι,
36 Be like men who wait for their master's return from a wedding-party, ready to let him in the moment he arrives and knocks.  καὶ ὑμεῖς ὁμοιοι ἀνθρώποις προσδεχομένοις τὸν κύριον ἑαυτῶν πότε ἀναλύσῃ ἐκ τῶν γάμων, ἵνα ἐλθόντος καὶ κρούσαντος εὐθέως ἀνοίξωσιν αὐτῷ.
37 Happy are those servants whom the master finds on the alert when he comes. I tell you this: he will fasten his belt, seat them at table, and come and wait on them.  μακάριοι οἱ δοῦλοι ἐκεῖνοι, οὓς ἐλθὼν ὁ κύριος εὑρήσει γρηγοροῦντας· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι περιζώσεται καὶ ἀνακλινεῖ αὐτοὺς καὶ παρελθὼν διακονήσει αὐτοῖς.
38 Even if it is the middle of the night or before dawn when he comes, happy they if he finds them alert.  κἂν ἐν τῇ δευτέρᾳ κἂν ἐν τῇ τρίτῃ φυλακῇ ἐλθῃ καὶ εὑρῃ οὑτως, μακάριοί εἰσιν ἐκεῖνοι.
39 And remember, if the householder had known what time the burglar was coming he would not have let his house be broken into.  τοῦτο δὲ γινώσκετε ὅτι εἰ ᾐδει ὁ οἰκοδεσπότης ποίᾳ ὡρᾳ ὁ κλέπτης ἐρχεται, οὐκ ἂν ἀφῆκεν διορυχθῆναι τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ.
40 Hold yourselves ready, then, because the Son of Man is coming at the time you least expect him.'
 καὶ ὑμεῖς γίνεσθε ἑτοιμοι, ὅτι ᾗ ὡρᾳ οὐ δοκεῖτε ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐρχεται.
41 Peter said, 'Lord, do you intend this parable specially for us or is it for everyone?'  Εἶπεν δὲ ὁ Πέτρος, Κύριε, πρὸς ἡμᾶς τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην λέγεις ἢ καὶ πρὸς πάντας;
42 The Lord said, 'Well, who is the trusty and sensible man whom his master will appoint as his steward, to manage his servants and issue their rations at the proper time?  καὶ εἶπεν ὁ κύριος, Τίς ἀρα ἐστὶν ὁ πιστὸς οἰκονόμος ὁ φρόνιμος, ὃν καταστήσει ὁ κύριος ἐπὶ τῆς θεραπείας αὐτοῦ τοῦ διδόναι ἐν καιρῷ [τὸ] σιτομέτριον;
43 Happy that servant who is found at his task when his master comes!  μακάριος ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος, ὃν ἐλθὼν ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ εὑρήσει ποιοῦντα οὑτως·
44 I tell you this: he will be put in charge of all his master's property.  ἀληθῶς λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐπὶ πᾶσιν τοῖς ὑπάρχουσιν αὐτοῦ καταστήσει αὐτόν.
45 But if that servant says to himself, "The master is a long time coming", and begins to bully the menservants and maids, and eat and drink and get drunk;  ἐὰν δὲ εἰπῃ ὁ δοῦλος ἐκεῖνος ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ, Χρονίζει ὁ κύριός μου ἐρχεσθαι, καὶ ἀρξηται τύπτειν τοὺς παῖδας καὶ τὰς παιδίσκας, ἐσθίειν τε καὶ πίνειν καὶ μεθύσκε σθαι,
46 then the master will arrive on a day that servant does not expect, at a time he does not know, and will cut him in pieces. Thus he will find his place among the faithless.
 ἡξει ὁ κύριος τοῦ δούλου ἐκείνου ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ᾗ οὐ προσδοκᾷ καὶ ἐν ὡρᾳ ᾗ οὐ γινώσκει, καὶ διχοτομήσει αὐτὸν καὶ τὸ μέρος αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῶν ἀπίστων θήσει.
47 'The servant who knew his master's wishes, yet made no attempt to carry them out, will be flogged severely.  ἐκεῖνος δὲ ὁ δοῦλος ὁ γνοὺς τὸ θέλημα τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ καὶ μὴ ἑτοιμάσας ἢ ποιήσας πρὸς τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ δαρήσεται πολλάς·
48 But one who did not know them and earned a beating will be flogged less severely. Where a man has been given much, much will be expected of him; and the more a man has had entrusted to him the more he will be required to repay.
 ὁ δὲ μὴ γνούς, ποιήσας δὲ ἀξια πληγῶν, δαρήσεται ὀλίγας. παντὶ δὲ ᾧ ἐδόθη πολύ, πολὺ ζητηθήσεται παρ' αὐτοῦ, καὶ ᾧ παρέθεντο πολύ, περισσότερον αἰτήσουσιν αὐτόν.
49 'I have come to set fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Jesus the Cause of Division Lk.12.49-53 | Mt.10.34-36Πῦρ ἦλθον βαλεῖν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν, καὶ τί θέλω εἰ ἠδη ἀνήφθη.
50 I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until the ordeal is over!  βάπτισμα δὲ ἐχω βαπτισθῆναι, καὶ πῶς συνέχομαι ἑως ὁτου τελεσθῇ.
51 Do you suppose I came to establish peace on earth? No indeed, I have come to bring division.  δοκεῖτε ὅτι εἰρήνην παρεγενόμην δοῦναι ἐν τῇ γῇ; οὐχί, λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀλλ' ἢ διαμερισμόν.
52 For from now on, five members of a family will be divided, three against two and two against three;  ἐσονται γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν πέντε ἐν ἑνὶ οἰκῳ διαμεμερισμένοι, τρεῖς ἐπὶ δυσὶν καὶ δύο ἐπὶ τρισίν,
53 father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother against son's wife and son's wife against her mother-in-law.'
 διαμερισθήσονται πατὴρ ἐπὶ υἱῷ
καὶ υἱὸς ἐπὶ πατρί,
μήτηρ ἐπὶ τὴν θυγατέρα
θυγάτηρ ἐπὶ τὴν μητέρα,
πενθερὰ ἐπὶ τὴν νύμφην αὐτῆς
καὶ νύμφη ἐπὶ τὴν πενθεράν.
54 He also said to the people, 'When you see cloud banking up in the west, you say at once, "It is going to rain", and rain it does. Discerning the Time Lk.12.54-56 (Judaea) - | Mt.16.2-3Ἔλεγεν δὲ καὶ τοῖς ὀχλοις, Ὅταν ἰδητε [τὴν] νεφέλην ἀνατέλλουσαν ἐπὶ δυσμῶν, εὐθέως λέγετε ὅτι Ὄμβρος ἐρχεται, καὶ γίνεται οὑτως·
55 And when the wind is from the south, you say, "There will be a heat-wave", and there is.  καὶ ὁταν νότον πνέοντα, λέγετε ὅτι Καύσων ἐσται, καὶ γίνεται.
56 What hypocrites you are! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; how is it you cannot interpret this fateful hour?
 ὑποκριταί, τὸ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς καὶ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ οἰδατε δοκιμάζειν, τὸν καιρὸν δὲ τοῦτον πῶς οὐκ οἰδατε δοκιμάζειν;
57 'And why can you not judge for yourselves what is the right course? Settling with Your Accuser Lk.12.57-59 | Mt.5.25-26Τί δὲ καὶ ἀφ' ἑαυτῶν οὐ κρίνετε τὸ δίκαιον;
58 While you are going with your opponent to court, make an effort to settle with him while you are still on the way; otherwise he may drag you before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable put you in jail.  ὡς γὰρ ὑπάγεις μετὰ τοῦ ἀντιδίκου σου ἐπ' ἀρχοντα, ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ δὸς ἐργασίαν ἀπηλλάχθαι ἀπ' αὐτοῦ, μήποτε κατασύρῃ σε πρὸς τὸν κριτήν, καὶ ὁ κριτής σε παραδώσει τῷ πράκ τορι, καὶ ὁ πράκτωρ σε βαλεῖ εἰς φυλακήν.
59 I tell you, you will not come out till you have paid the last farthing.'
 λέγω σοι, οὐ μὴ ἐξέλθῃς ἐκεῖθεν ἑως καὶ τὸ ἐσχατον λεπτὸν ἀποδῷς.
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