Where Is Your Treasure? (Luke 12)

Luke 12:13-34 (Tyndale New Testament, 1534)

From verses 14 and onward, Jesus is the speaker.

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13 One of the company said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.
13 [[One of the company sayde vnto hym: Master byd my brother devide the enheritaunce with me.]]

14 And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
14 [[And he sayde vnto him: Man who made me a iudge or a devider over you?]]

15 Wherefore he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no man’s life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
15 [[Wherfore he sayde vnto them: take hede and beware of covetousnes. For no mannes lyfe stondeth in the aboundaunce of the thinges which he possesseth.]]

16 And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth fruits plenteously,
16 [[And he put forth a similitude vnto them sayinge: The grounde of a certayne riche man brought forth frutes plenteously]]

17 and he thought in himself saying: what shall I do? because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
17 [[and he thought in himsilfe sayinge: what shall I do? because I have noo roume where to bestowe my frutes?]]

18 And he said: This will I do. I will destroy my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits, and my goods:
18 [[And he sayde: This will I do. I will destroye my barnes and bilde greater and therin will I gadder all my frutes and my goodes:]]

19 and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years take thine ease: eat, drink, and be merry.
19 [[and I will saye to my soule: Soule thou hast moch goodes layde vp in stoore for many yeares take thyne ease: eate drinke and be mery.]]

20 But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
20 [[But God sayde vnto him: Thou fole this night will they fetche awaye thy soule agayne from the. Then whose shall thoose thinges be which thou hast provyded?]]

21 So is it with him that gathereth riches, and is not rich in God.
21 [[So is it with him that gadereth ryches and is not ryche in God.]]

22 And he spake unto his disciples: Therefore I say unto you: Take no thought for your life what ye shall eat, neither for your body, what ye shall put on.
22 [[And he spake vnto his disciples: Therfore I saye vnto you: take no thought for youre lyfe what ye shall eate nether for youre body what ye shall put on.]]

23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
23 [[The lyfe is moare then meate and the bodye is moare then rayment.]]

24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn, and yet God feedeth them. How much are ye better than the fowls.
24 [[Considre the ravens for they nether sowe nor repe which nether have stoorehousse ner barne and yet God fedeth them. How moche are ye better then the foules.]]

25 Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
25 [[Which of you with takynge thought can adde to his stature one cubit?]]

26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least: why take ye thought for the remnant?
26 [[Yf ye then be not able to do that thinge which is least: why take ye thought for the remmaunt?]]

27 Consider the lilies how they grow: They labour not: they spin not: and yet I say unto you that Solomon in all this royalty, was not clothed like to one of these.
27 [[Considre the lylies how they growe: They laboure not: they spyn not: and yet I saye vnto you that Salomon in all this royalte was not clothed lyke to one of these.]]

28 If the grass which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, God so clothe: how much more will he clothe you, o ye endued with little faith?
28 [[Yf the grasse which is todaye in the felde and tomorowe shalbe cast into the fornace God so clothe: how moche moore will he clothe you o ye endued with litell faith?]]

29 And ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither climb ye up on high,
29 [[And axe not what ye shall eate or what ye shall drinke nether clyme ye vp an hye]]

30 for all such things the heathen people of the world seek for. Your father knoweth that ye have need of such things.
30 [[for all suche thinges the hethen people of the worlde seke for. Youre father knoweth that ye have nede of suche thinges.]]

31 Wherefore seek ye after the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
31 [[Wherfore seke ye after the kyngedome of God and all these thinges shalbe ministred vnto you.]]

32 Fear not little flock, for it is your father’s pleasure, to give you a kingdom.
32 [[Feare not litell floocke for it is youre fathers pleasure to geve you a kingdome.]]

33 Sell that ye have, and give alms. And make you bags, which wax not old, and treasure that faileth not in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth.
33 [[Sell that ye have and geve almes. And make you bagges which wexe not olde and treasure that fayleth not in heaven where noo these commeth nether moth corrupteth.]]

34 For where your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
34 [[For where youre treasure is there will youre hertes be also.]]

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