Luke 12:1
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English Standard Version
In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

King James Bible
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

American Standard Version
In the mean time, when the many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

English Revised Version
In the mean time, when the many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the mean time, when there was gathered an innumerable multitude of people, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile the people had come streaming towards Him by tens of thousands, so that they were trampling one another under foot. And now He proceeded to say to His disciples first, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is to say, beware of hypocrisy.

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Vincent's Word Studies

An innumerable multitude (τῶν μυριάδων τοῦ ὄχλου)

The word μυρίας strictly means a number of ten thousand. It is our word myriad. Hence, generally, of any countless number.

First of all

Many connect this with what follows: "first of all beware," etc.

Leaven

See on Matthew 13:33.

Which (ἥτις)

Classifying the leaven: which belongs to the category of hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy

See on hypocrites, Matthew 23:13.

Luke 12:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an.

Luke 5:1,15 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret...

Luke 6:17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples...

Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said to him, You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe...

*Gr:

trode.

2 Kings 7:17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people stepped on him in the gate...

first.

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

Beware.

Matthew 16:6-12 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees...

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

*etc:

1 Corinthians 5:7,8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened...

which.

Luke 12:56 You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

Luke 11:44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which appear not...

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?...

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

1 Peter 2:1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

Cross References
Matthew 16:6
Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 16:11
How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Mark 8:15
And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

Hebrews 12:22
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,

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