Luke 12:17
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New International Version
He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'

New Living Translation
He said to himself, 'What should I do? I don't have room for all my crops.'

English Standard Version
and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’

Berean Study Bible
So he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?'

Berean Literal Bible
And he was reasoning within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere I will store up my fruits?'

New American Standard Bible
"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'

King James Bible
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He thought to himself, What should I do, since I don't have anywhere to store my crops?

International Standard Version
So he began to think to himself, 'What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'

NET Bible
so he thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he thought to himself and said, 'What shall I do, for there is no place for me to gather my crops?' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He thought, 'What should I do? I don't have enough room to store my crops.'

New American Standard 1977
“And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

King James 2000 Bible
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room to store my crops?

American King James Version
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

American Standard Version
and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?

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

Darby Bible Translation
And he reasoned within himself saying, What shall I do? for I have not [a place] where I shall lay up my fruits.

English Revised Version
and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to deposit my fruits?

Weymouth New Testament
and he debated within himself, saying, "'What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'

World English Bible
He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'

Young's Literal Translation
and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:13-21 Christ's kingdom is spiritual, and not of this world. Christianity does not meddle with politics; it obliges all to do justly, but wordly dominion is not founded in grace. It does not encourage expectations of worldly advantages by religion. The rewards of Christ's disciples are of another nature. Covetousness is a sin we need constantly to be warned against; for happiness and comfort do not depend on the wealth of this world. The things of the world will not satisfy the desires of a soul. Here is a parable, which shows the folly of carnal worldling while they live, and their misery when they die. The character drawn is exactly that of a prudent, worldly man, who has no grateful regard to the providence of God, nor any right thought of the uncertainty of human affairs, the worth of his soul, or the importance of eternity. How many, even among professed Christians, point out similar characters as models for imitation, and proper persons to form connexions with! We mistake if we think that thoughts are hid, and thoughts are free. When he saw a great crop upon his ground, instead of thanking God for it, or rejoicing to be able to do more good, he afflicts himself. What shall I do now? The poorest beggar in the country could not have said a more anxious word. The more men have, the more perplexity they have with it. It was folly for him to think of making no other use of his plenty, than to indulge the flesh and gratify the sensual appetites, without any thought of doing good to others. Carnal worldlings are fools; and the day is coming when God will call them by their own name, and they will call themselves so. The death of such persons is miserable in itself, and terrible to them. Thy soul shall be required. He is loth to part with it; but God shall require it, shall require an account of it, require it as a guilty soul to be punished without delay. It is the folly of most men, to mind and pursue that which is for the body and for time only, more than that for the soul and eternity.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Rich Fool
16Then He told them a parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundance. 17So he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones, and there I will store up all my grain and my goods.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:7
They discussed this among themselves and concluded, "It is because we did not bring any bread."

Luke 12:16
Then He told them a parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundance.

Luke 12:18
Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones, and there I will store up all my grain and my goods.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said …

Acts 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

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Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been …

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