Luke 12:19
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New International Version
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."'

New Living Translation
And I'll sit back and say to myself, "My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

English Standard Version
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’

Berean Study Bible
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

Berean Literal Bible
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many good things laid up for many years; take your rest; eat, drink, be merry."'

New American Standard Bible
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

King James Bible
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I'll say to myself, "You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

International Standard Version
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

NET Bible
And I will say to myself, "You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!"'

New Heart English Bible
I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I shall say to my soul, 'My soul, you have many goods laid up for many years, be contented, eat, drink and be merry.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up a lot of good things for years to come. Take life easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

New American Standard 1977
‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

American King James Version
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

American Standard Version
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years take thy rest; eat, drink, make good cheer.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.

English Revised Version
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast abundance of goods laid up for many years; take thy ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Weymouth New Testament
and I will say to my life, "'Life, you have ample possessions laid up for many years to come: take your ease, eat, drink, enjoy yourself.'

World English Bible
I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

Young's Literal Translation
and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years, be resting, eat, drink, be merry.
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
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. 19Then I will say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!”’ 20But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?’…
Cross References
1 Samuel 30:16
When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.

Psalm 49:18
Though while he lives he congratulates himself-- And though men praise you when you do well for yourself--

Proverbs 10:2
Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 27:1
Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Isaiah 56:12
"Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

Amos 6:13
You who rejoice in Lodebar, And say, "Have we not by our own strength taken Karnaim for ourselves?"

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.

1 Corinthians 15:32
If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for human motives, what did I gain? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
Treasury of Scripture

And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

Soul.

Deuteronomy 6:11,12 And houses full of all good things, which you filled not, and wells …

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, …

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

Psalm 49:5-13,18 Why should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels …

Psalm 52:5-7 God shall likewise destroy you for ever, he shall take you away, …

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches …

Proverbs 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in …

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till …

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance…

Habakkuk 1:16 Therefore they sacrifice to their net, and burn incense to their …

Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

James 5:1-3 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

for.

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

James 4:13-15 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such …

take.

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Job 21:11-13 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance…

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you …

Isaiah 5:11 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating …

Amos 6:3-6 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence …

1 Corinthians 15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, …

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory …

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

Revelation 18:7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much …

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