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Chapter 12


Update:  2024.02.24


Luke 12:1 (LIT/UBS4) In (en) [[the] [time, AE] for which (hois) the (tōn) tens of thousands (muriadōn) of the (tou) crowd (ochlou) were having been brought together (episunachtheisō), so as (hōste) to walk down on (katapatein) one another (allēlous), he caused himself to start (ērxato) to say (legein) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas) of him (autou), “First (prōton), pay attention to (prosechete) [keep, AE] yourselves (heautois) away from (apo) the (tēs) leaven (zumēs) of the (tōn) Pharisees (Pharisaiōn), which (hētis) is (estin) acting (hupokrisis)!


Luke 12:2 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) there is (estin) absolutely not one (ouden) [word, AE] having been covered together (sunkekalummenon) which (ho) shall absolutely not be revealed (ouk apokaluphthēsetai), and (kai) [a] secret (krupton) which (ho) shall absolutely not be made known (ou gnōsthēsetai)!


Luke 12:3 (LIT/UBS4) Opposite (anth’) of as many (hosa) [words, AE] which (hōn) you enunciated (eipate) in (en) the (tē) darkness (skotia), [each word, AE] shall be heard (akousthēsetai) in (en) the (tō) light (phōti).


And (kai) that which (ho) you spoke (elalēsate) to (pros) the (tois) ear (ous) in (en) the (tois) storage places (tameiois), it shall be preached (kēruchthēsetai) upon (epi) the (tōn) rooftops (dōmatōn).


(For Jesus Christ being prophesied as a great light coming, the one who would shed light on the knowledge of God’s Word for a people being caused to sit down in darkness, see Isa. 9:1-2, 49:1-6; Mat. 4:12-16, 10:26-27; *Mark 4:21-23; Luke 1:76-79, 2:25-32, 8:16-17, 11:33, 12:1-3; John 1:1-14, 3:1-21, 8:12, 9:5, 11:9-10, 12:34-36, 41-46; Acts 13:46-47, 26:22-23; 2 Cor. 4:1-6; Eph. 5:8, 13, 14; Col. 1:12; 1 Thes. 5:5; 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Pet. 1:19; 1 John 2:8-10.)


Luke 12:4 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I say (legō) to you (humin), the (tois) loved ones (philois) of me (mou), do not be made fearful (mē phobēthēte) from (apo) the ones (tōn) killing (apokteinontōn) the (to) body (sōma), and (kai) with (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) not (mē) having (echontōn) anything (ti) abundant (perissoteron) to do (poiēsai)!


Luke 12:5 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I shall show (hupodeixō) to you (humin) of whom (tina) you may be made fearful (phobēthēte);


be made fearful (phobēthēte) of the one (ton), with (meta) [the passing, AE] of the (to) [body, v4, RE] to be killed (apokteinai), having (echonta) authority (exousian) to throw (embalein) [you, AE] into (eis) the (tēn) Gehenna (Geennan).


Yes (nai), I say (legō) to you (humin), be made fearful (phobēthēte) of this one (touton)!


Luke 12:6 (LIT/UBS4) [Are] absolutely not (ouchi) five (pente) little birds (strouthia) sold (pōlountai) [for, AE] two (duo) tenths of [a] drachma (assariōn)!?


And (kai) absolutely not (ouk) one (hen) out (ex) of them (autōn) is (estin) one having been forgotten (epilelēsmenon) in sight (enōpion) of the (tou) God (theou)!


Luke 12:7 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (alla), the (hai) hairs (triches) also (kai) of the (tēs) head (kephalēs) of you (humōn) have all been numbered (pasai ērithmēntai)!


Do not be made fearful (mē phobeisthe).


You bear through (diapherete) [in value, AE] of many (pollōn) [drachmas, v6, RE] of little birds (strouthiōn)!


Luke 12:8 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I say (legō) to you (humin), everyone (pas), perhaps (an) whoever (hos) may confess alike (homologēsē) in (en) to me (emoi), in front (emprosthen) of the (tōn) mortals (anthrōpōn), the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) also (kai) shall confess alike (homologēsei) in (en) to him (autō) in front (emprosthen) of the (tōn) messengers (angelōn) of the (tou) God (theou).


Luke 12:9 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the one (ho) having caused himself to deny (arnēsamenos) me (me) in sight (enōpion) of the (tōn) mortals (anthrōpōn), he shall be denied (aparnēthēsetai) in sight (enōpion) of the (tōn) messengers (angelōn) of the (tou) God (theou).


Luke 12:10 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) everyone (pas), one who (hos) shall state (erei) [a] word (logon) into (eis) the (ton) Son (huion) of the (ton) Mortal (anthrōpou), it shall be let go (aphethēsetai) for him (autō).


But (de) the one (tō) having blasphemed (blasphēmēsanti) into (eis) the (to) holy (hagion) Spirit (pneuma), it shall absolutely not be let go (ouk aphethēsetai)!


Luke 12:11 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) when perhaps (hotan) they may bring you in (eispherōsin humas) over (epi) [the sake, AE] of the (tas) synagogues (sunagōgas), and (kai) of the (tas) chief ones746 (archas), and (kai) of the (tas) authorities (exousias), do not worry (mē merimnēsēte) how (pōs) or (ē) of what (ti) you may cause yourselves to say (apologēsēsthe), or (ē) of what (ti) you may enunciate (eipēte)!


Luke 12:12 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (to) holy (hagion) Spirit (pneuma) shall teach (didaxei) you (humas) in (en) the (tē) same (autē) hour (hōra) what (ha) is required (dei) [of you, AE] to enunciate (eipein)."


(For all those who have received a new birth above in God’s promised gift of his paternal holy Spirit (Lev. 26:11-12; John 3:3-8; Acts 1:4; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; *1 Pet. 1:23), and for those paternal sons being taught by God (YHWH) himself, see Isa. 54:13; Jer. 31:31-34; Luke 12:12; John 5:19-20, 6:45, 14:26, 15:26, 16:13-14; 1 Cor. 1:4-8, 2:10, 12:8; 2 Cor. 5:19; Gal. 1:12; Eph. 4:20-21; 1 Thes. 4:9; 2 Tim. 2:7; Heb. 8:8-12, 10:16-17; James 1:5-6; 1 John 2:27, 5:20)


Luke 12:13 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) someone (tis) out (ek) of the (tou) crowd (ochlou) enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), ‘Teacher (didaskale), enunciate (eipe) to the (tō) brother (adelphō) of me (mou) to cause himself to divide (merisasthai) the (tēn) inheritance (klēronomian) with (met’) me (emou).’


Luke 12:14 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) [Jesus, v11:46, RE] enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), “Mortal (anthrōpe), who (tis) appointed (katestēsen) me (me) [to be] [a/the] judge (kritēn) or (ē) [a/the] divider (meristēn) over (eph’) [the sake, AE] of you (humas)?”


Luke 12:15 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to them (autous), “Gaze at (horate) and (kai) keep watchful guard of yourselves (phulassesthe) from (apo) every (pasēs) covetous thing (pleonexias);


because (hoti) absolutely not (ouk) in (en) the (tō) [covetousness, RE] out (ek) of the (tōn) things being under control (huparchontōn) to him (autō) is (estin) the (hē) life (zōē) of him (autou) to abound (perisseuein), for anyone (tini)!”


Luke 12:16 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he enunciated (eipen) [a] parable (parabolēn) to (pros) them (autous), saying (legōn), “The (hē) region (chōra) of [a] certain (tinos) wealthy (plousiou) mortal (anthrōpou) bore [produce, v17, RE] well (euphorēsen).


Luke 12:17 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he was being caused to reason through (dielogizeto) in (en) himself (heautō), saying (legōn), ‘What (ti) may I do (poiēsō), because (hoti) I absolutely do not have (ouk echō) [a place, AE] where (pou) I shall bring together (sunaxō) the (tous) produce (karpous) of me (mou)!?’


Luke 12:18 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he enunciated (eipen), ‘I shall do (poiēsō) this (touto):


I shall seize down (kathelō) the (tas) apothecaries (apothēkas) of me (mou), and (kai) <I shall build> greater ones (meizonas), [a] domed-roof house3618 (oikodomēsō).


And (kai) there (ekei) I shall bring together (sunaxō) all (panta) of the (ton) grain (siton), and (kai) the (ta) good things (agatha) of me (mou)!’


Luke 12:19 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) I shall state (erō) to the (tē) soul (psuchē) of me (mou), ‘Soul (psuchē), you have (echeis) many (polla) goods (agatha) being laid (keimena) into (eis) [apothecaries, v18, RE] for many (polla) years (etē).


Cause yourself to rest up (anapauou), eat (phage), drink (pie), be well-pleased (euphainou)!’


Luke 12:20 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) God (theos) enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), ‘Mindless one (aphrōn), the (tē) night (nukti), this one (tautē), they request (apaitousin) from (apo) you (sou) the (tēn) soul (psuchēn) of you (sou).


But (de) of which things (ha) you made ready (hētoimasas), it shall cause itself to be (estai) [sic] for whom (tini)?’


Luke 12:21 (LIT/UBS4) The (ho) [wealthy mortal, v16, RE] [is] thusly (houtōs) gathering treasure (thēsaurizōn) for himself (heautō), and (kai) not (mē) into (eis) God (theon) becoming wealthy (ploutōn)!”


Luke 12:22 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas) of him (autou), “Through (dia) [the sake, AE] of this (touto) I say (legō) to you (humin), worry neither (mē merimnate) for the (tē) soul (psuchē), for what (ti) you may eat (phagēte), but nor (mēde) for the (tō) body (sōmati), for what (ti) you may have enrobed yourselves in (endusēsthe).


Luke 12:23 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) the (hē) soul (psuchē) is (estin) [worth, AE] more (pleion) [to God, v21, RE] [than, AE] the (tēs) nourishment (trophēs), and (kai) the (to) body (sōma) [is] [worth, AE] [more, RE] [to God, v21, RE] [than, AE] the (tou) clothing (endumatos)!


Luke 12:24 (LIT/UBS4) Perceive entirely (katanoēsate) the (tous) crows (korakas), that (hoti) absolutely neither (ou) do they sow (speirousin), but absolutely nor (oude) do they harvest (therizousin);


for which (hois) there is (estin) absolutely neither (ou) [a] storage place (tameion), but absolutely nor (oude) [an] apothecary (apothēkē), and (kai) the (ho) God (theos) feeds (trephei) them (autous)!


How much (posō) more (mallon) do you bear through (humeis diapherete) [in wealth to God, v21, than] the (tōn) flying animals (peteinōn)!?


Luke 12:25 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) who (tis) out (ex) of you (humōn), one worrying (merimnōn), can inherently power himself (dunatai) to add (prostheinai) [the length, AE] of [a] cubit (pēchun) over (epi) the (tēn) mature age (hēlikian) of him (autou)?


Luke 12:26 (LIT/UBS4) Therefore (oun), if (ei) you can but absolutely not inherently power yourselves (oude dunasthe) [over the sake, AE] of [a] least thing (elachiston), why (ti) worry (merimnate) about (peri) the (tōn) remaining things (loipōn)!?


Luke 12:27 (LIT/UBS4) Perceive entirely (katanoēsate) the (ta) flowers (krina), how (pōs) it grows (auxanei) [sic]:


it absolutely neither labors (ou kopia), but absolutely nor (oude) does it spin (nēthei)!


But (de) I say (legō) to you (humin), but absolutely not (oude) <did> Solomon (Solomōn), in (en) all (pasē) the (tē) glory (doxē) of him (autou), throw [clothing, v23, RE] around himself (periebaleto) like (hōs) one (hen) of these (toutōn)!


Luke 12:28 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) if (ei) the (ho) God (theos) thusly (houtōs) enrobes (ampheizei) the (ton) fodder (chorton)  being (onta) in (en) [a] field (agrō) today (sēmeron), and (kai) tomorrow (aurion) it is being thrown (ballomenon) into (eis) [an] oven (klibanon), how much (posō) more (mallon) [shall he enrobe, RE] you (humas), ones of little belief (oligopistoi)!?


Luke 12:29 (LIT/UBS4) You (humeis) also (kai), do not search (mē zēteite) for what (ti) you may eat (phagēte) and (kai) what (ti) you may drink (piēte), and (kai) do not cause yourselves to be meteoric (meteōrizesthe)!


Luke 12:30 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) all (panta) the (ta) ethnic groups (ethnē) of the (tou) cosmos (kosmou) search over (epizētousin) [the sake, AE] of these things (tauta).


But (de) the (ho) Father (patēr) of you (humōn) has seen (oiden) that (hoti) you need (chrēzete) these things (toutōn).


Luke 12:31 (LIT/UBS4) Moreover (plēn), search (zēteite) for the (tēn) Kingdom932 (basileian) of him (autou), and (kai) these things (tauta) shall be added (prostethēsetai) to you (humin).


Luke 12:32 (LIT/UBS4) [You, AE], the (to) small (mikron) flock (poimnion), do not be made fearful (mē phobou), because (hoti) the (ho) Father (patēr) of you (humōn) well-approved (eudokēsen) to give (dounai) to you (humin) the (tēn) Kingdom932 (basileian).


Luke 12:33 (LIT/UBS4) Sell (pōlēsate) the (ta) things being under control (huparchonta) of you (humōn) and (kai) give (dote) [an] act of mercy (eleēmosunēn).


Make (poiēsate) collection bags (ballantia) for yourselves (heautois) not (mē) being made old (palaioumena), for [a] treasure (thēsauron) in (en) the (tois) heavens (ouranois) unable to be used up (anekleipton);


where (hopou) absolutely neither (ouk) [a] thief (kleptēs) comes near1448 (engizei), but absolutely nor (oude) [a] moth4597 (sēs) thoroughly corrupts (diaphtheirei)!


Luke 12:34 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) where (hopou) the (hē) heart (kardia) of you (humōn) is (estin), there (ekei) the (ho) treasure (thēsauros) also (kai) of you (humōn) shall cause itself to be (estai).


Luke 12:35 (LIT/UBS4) Let be (estōsan) the (hai) loins (osphues) of you (humōn) having been girdled around (periezōsmenai), and (kai) the (hoi) lamps (luchnoi) [of you, RE] being caused to burn (kaiomenoi).


Luke 12:36 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) you (humeis) [be] ones like (homoioi) mortals (anthrōpois) causing themselves to receive to themselves (prosdechomenois) the (ton) lord (kurion) of themselves (heautōn), when (pote) he may be let loose (analusē) out (ek) of the (tōn) marriage preparations (gamōn);


in order that (hina) he having come (elthontos), and (kai) he having knocked (krousantos), <they may have> straightaway (eutheōs) opened up (anoixōsin) for him (autō).


Luke 12:37 (LIT/UBS4) Happy ones (makarioi) [are] the ones (hoi), those (ekeinoi) slaves (douloi), whom (hous) the (ho) lord (kurios) having come (elthōn) shall find (heurēsei) staying awake (grēgorountas)!


Truly (amēn) I say (legō) to you (humin), that (hoti) he shall girdle himself around (perizōsetai), and (kai) he shall recline them up347 (anaklinei autous), and (kai) having passed alongside (parelthōn) he shall minister (diakonēsei) to them (autois)!


Luke 12:38 (LIT/UBS4) And if perhaps (kan) he may come (elthē) in (en) the (tē) second (deutera) watch (phulakē), and if perhaps (kan) in (en) the (tē) third (tritē), and (kai) he may find (heurē) [them, v37, RE] thusly (houtōs), happy ones (makarioi) are (eisin) those ones (ekeinoi)!


(For slaves having highly esteemed value, see Mat. 10:25, 20:25-28, 24:45-47, 25:14-30; Mark 10:42-45; Luke 7:2-10, 12:37-38, 42-44, 19:12-27; John 15:15-16; Acts 2:18; 1 Tim. 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24.)


Luke 12:39 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) know (ginōskete) this (touto), that (hoti) if (ei) the (ho) house master (oikodespotēs) would have seen (ēdei) what (poia) hour (hōra) the (ho) thief (kleptēs) causes himself to come (erchetai), perhaps (an) he would absolutely not let go (ouk aphēken) of the (ton) house (oikon) of him (autou) to be dug through (dioruchthēnai)!


Luke 12:40 (LIT/UBS4) You (humeis) also (kai) cause yourselves to become (ginesthe) ones ready (hetoimoi), because (hoti) the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) causes himself to come (erchetai) [in, v38, RE] [an] hour (hōra) which (hē) you absolutely do not conclude (ou dokeite)!”


Luke 12:41 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) Peter (Petros) enunciated (eipen), “Lord (kurie), do you say (legeis) the (tēn) parable (parabolēn) of this (tautēn) to (pros) us (hēmas), or (ē) to (pros) all (pantas) also (kai)?”


Luke 12:42 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (ho) lord (kurios) enunciated (eipen), “So (ara) who (tis) is (estin) the (ho) believable one (pistos), the (ho) thoughtful (phronimos) house steward (oikonomos), whom (hon) the (ho) lord (kurios) shall appoint (katastēsei) over (epi) the (tēs) therapy (therapeias) of the (tou) [house, v39, RE] of him (autou), to give (didonai) the (to) measure of grain (sitometrion) in (en) time (kairō)?


Luke 12:43 (LIT/UBS4) Happy (makarios) [is] the (ho) slave (doulos), that one (ekeinos), whom (hon) the (ho) lord (kurios) of him (autou) having come (elthōn) he shall find (heurēsei) doing (poiounta) thusly (houtōs).


Luke 12:44 (LIT/UBS4) Truly (alēthōs) I say (legō) to you (humin), that (hoti) he shall appoint (katastēsei) him (auton) [to be] over (epi) all (pasin) the things (tois) being under control (huparchousin) of him (autou)!


(For slaves having highly esteemed value, see Mat. 10:25, 20:25-28, 24:45-47, 25:14-30; Mark 10:42-45; Luke 7:2-10, 12:37-38, 42-44, 19:12-27; John 15:15-16; Acts 2:18; 1 Tim. 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24.)


Luke 12:45 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) if perhaps (ean) the (ho) slave (doulos), that one (ekeinos), may enunciate (eipē) in (en) the (tē) heart (kardia) of him (autou), “The (ho) lord (kurios) of me (mou) is taking time (chronizei) to cause himself to come (erchesthai),” and (kai) he may cause himself to start (arxētai) to beat (tuptein) the (tous) children (paidas) and (kai) the (tas) young maids (paidiskas), and (te) to eat (esthiein) and (kai) to drink (pinein), and (kai) to be drunk (methuskesthai).


Luke 12:46 (LIT/UBS4) The (ho) lord (kurios) of the (tou) slave (doulou), that one (ekeinou), he shall arrive (hēxei) in (en) [a] day (hēmera) which (hē) he absolutely does not expect (ou prosdoka), and (kai) in (en) [an] hour (hōra) which (hē) he absolutely does not know (ou ginōskei), and (kai) he shall dichotomize (dichotomēsei) him (auton)!


And (kai) he shall replace (thēsei) the (to) allotment (meros) of him (autou) with (meta) [the allotment, RE] of the (tōn) unbelieving ones (apistōn).


Luke 12:47 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the (ho) slave (doulos), that one (ekeinos), the one (ho) having known (gnous) the (to) desire (thelēma) of the (tou) lord (kuriou) of him (autou) and (kai) not (mē) having made ready (hetoimasas), or (ē) having done (poiēsas) toward (pros) the (to) desire (thelēma) of him (autou), he shall be skinned1194 (darēsetai) many times (pollas)!


Luke 12:48 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) the one (ho) not (mē) having known (gnous) [the desire of the lord of him, v47], but (de) having done (poiēsas) things worthy (axia) of plagues4127 (plēgōn), he shall be skinned1194 (darēsetai) [a] few times (oligas).


But (de) to everyone (panti) to whom (hō) much (polu) was given (edothē), much (polu) shall be sought after (zētēthēsetai) [from, AE] alongside (par’) of him (autou).


And (kai) to whom (hō) they caused themselves to pass along (parethento) much (polu), they shall request (aitēsousin) abundantly (perissoteron) of him (auton).


Luke 12:49 (LIT/UBS4) I came (ēlthon) to throw (balein) fire (pur) upon (epi) the (tēn) land (gēn);


and (kai) what (ti) if (ei) I desire (thelō) it was to be lit up (anēphthē) already (ēdē)?


(For the revealing by fire of those who are and who are not righteous, see Dan. 3; Mat. 3:10-12, 7:19, *13:24-51; Luke 3:9, 16-17, 12:49; John 15:6; Rom. 1:18; *1 Cor. 3:12-15; 2 Thes. 1:7-9; Heb. 10:26-29, 12:18; 1 Pet. 1:5-7; 2 Pet. 3:7-12; Jude 1:5-7; Rev. 8:5-11, 9:13-21; 14:18-20, 16:8-9, 17:16, *18:1-24, 20:7-15)


Luke 12:50 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) I have (echō) [a] baptism (baptisma) [in which, AE] to be baptized (baptisthēnai);


and (kai) how (pōs) am I held together (sunechomai) until (heōs) of which (hotou) [time, AE] it may be completed (telesthē)?


Luke 12:51 (LIT/UBS4) Do you conclude (dokeite) that (hoti) I caused myself to become alongside3854 (paregenomēn) to give (dounai) peace (eirēnēn) in (en) to the (tē) land (gē)?


I say (legō) to you (humin) absolutely not (ouchi)!  


BUT (all), rather (ē) [to give, RE] division (diamerismon)!?


Luke 12:52 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar), from (apo) the (tou) [time, AE] now (nun), there shall cause themselves to be (esontai) five (pente) in (en) one (heni) house (oikō) having been thoroughly divided (diamemerismenoi), three (treis) over (epi) two (dusin), and (kai) two (duo) over (epi) three (trisin).


Luke 12:53 (LIT/UBS4) Father (patēr) shall be thoroughly divided (diameristhēsontai) over (epi) son (huiō), and (kai) son (huios) over (epi) father (patri);


mother (mētēr) over (epi) the (tēn) daughter (thugatera), and (kai) daughter (thugatēr) over (epi) the (tēn) mother (mētera);


mother-in-law (penthera) over (epi) the (tēn) bride (numphēn), and (kai) bride (numphē) over (epi) the (tēn) mother-in-law (pentheran).”


(For the teachings and ministry of Jesus Christ affecting division among the people of Israel, see Mat. 3:10-12, 10:34-39; Luke 2:34, 3:9, 16-17, 12:49-53; John 7:43, 9:16, 10:19, 15:6; 2 Thes. 1:8-9; Heb. 1:7; and division among the ethnic groups, see 1 Cor. 1:10-11, 11:18-19, 12:25)


Luke 12:54 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he was saying (elegen) also (kai) to the (tois) crowds (ochlois), “Perhaps when (hotan) you may see (idēte) the (tēn) cloud (nephelēn) rising up (anatellousan) over (epi) sinkings1424 (dusmōn) [of the sun, AE], straightaway (eutheōs) you say (legete) that (hoti), ‘[A] storm (ombros) causes itself to come (erchetai)', and (kai) thusly (houtōs) it causes itself to come to pass (ginetai).


Luke 12:55 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) perhaps when (hotan) [a] south wind (noton) is blowing (pneonta) you say (legete) that (hoti), ‘There shall be (estai) burning heat (kausōn)', and (kai) it causes itself to come to pass (ginetai).


Luke 12:56 (LIT/UBS4) Actors (hupokritai)!


The (to) face (prosōpon) of the (tēs) land (gēs) and (kai) of the (tou) heaven (ouranou) you have seen (oidate), to approve (dokimazein) [of them, AE].


But (de) the (ton) time (kairon), this one (touton), how (pōs) have you absolutely not seen (ouk oidate) to approve (dokimazein) [of it, AE]!?


Luke 12:57 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) why (ti), from (aph’) yourselves (heautōn) also (kai), do you absolutely not judge (ou krinete) the (to) right (dikaion) [time, v56, RE]!?


(Starting here in verse 58, the context continues from verse 49, of a worker/slave working for the lord of him.)


Luke 12:58 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) as (hōs) you get underway (hupageis) over (ep’) to [a] chief one (archonta) with (meta) the (tou) one opposed to the righteousness (antidikou) of you (sou), in (en) the (tē) way (hodō) give (dos) work (ergasian) [to him, RE], to have been released (apēllachthai) from (ap’) him (autou);


whether or not in time (mēpote) he may drag you down (katasurē se) to (pros) the (ton) judge (kritēn), and (kai) the (ho) judge (kritēs) shall pass you aside (se paradōsei) to the (tō) practitioner (praktori), and (kai) the (ho) practitioner (praktōr) shall throw you (se balei) into (eis) [a] guardroom (phulakē)!


Luke 12:59 (LIT/UBS4) I say (legō) to you (soi), no (mē), you may absolutely not come out (ou exelthēs) of that one (ekeithen) until (heōs) you may give away (apodōs) the (to) last (eschaton) lepton (lepton) also (kai)!”