Luke 12:58
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New International Version
As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

King James Bible
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

Darby Bible Translation
For as thou goest with thine adverse party before a magistrate, strive in the way to be reconciled with him, lest he drag thee away to the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

World English Bible
For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

Young's Literal Translation
for, as thou art going away with thy opponent to the ruler, in the way give diligence to be released from him, lest he may drag thee unto the judge, and the judge may deliver thee to the officer, and the officer may cast thee into prison;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

When thou goest with thine adversary - This and the next verse are a part of our Lord's sermon upon the mount. See them explained Matthew 5:25, Matthew 5:26 (note). St. Luke is very particular in collecting and relating every word and action of our blessed Lord, but seldom gives them in the order of time in which they were spoken or done. See the Preface to this Gospel.

Give diligence - Δος εργασιαν, Give labor, do every thing in thy power to get free before a suit commences.

The officer - Πρακτωρ properly signifies such an officer as was appointed to levy the fines imposed by the law for a violation of any of its precepts. See Kypke.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou goest.

Proverbs 25:8,9 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof, when your neighbor has put you to shame...

Matthew 5:23-26 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you...

give.

Luke 14:31,32 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first...

Genesis 32:3-28 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom...

1 Samuel 25:18-35 Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed...

Job 22:21 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.

Job 23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found...

Proverbs 6:1-5 My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your hand with a stranger...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time...

Hebrews 3:7-13 Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice...

the judge.

Luke 13:24-28 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able...

Job 36:17,18 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you...

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

into.

Matthew 18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison;

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

Library
October 23 Morning
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
"But God" (Luke xii. 20). What else do we really need? What else is He trying to make us understand? The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural. The one resource of faith has always been the living God, and Him alone. The children of Israel were utterly dependent upon Jehovah as they marched through the wilderness, and the one reason their foes feared them and hastened to submit themselves was that they recognized among them the shout of a King, and the presence of One compared with whom all
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Nineteenth Ready!
"Let your loins be girded about." --LUKE xii. 35-40. Loose garments can be very troublesome. An Oriental robe, if left ungirdled, entangles the feet, or is caught by the wind and hinders one's goings. And therefore the wearer binds the loose attire together with a girdle, and makes it firm and compact about his body. And loose principles can be more dangerous than loose garments. Indefinite opinions, caught by the passing wind of popular caprice, are both a peril and a burden. Many people go through
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

True Harvest Joy.
TEXT: LUKE xii. 16-21. TO-DAY the harvest thanksgiving is celebrated through out the land, and it is most fitting that it should be with all of us a day of great and joyful giving of thanks. Although there are but few among the masses of people crowded together in this as in other great cities, who have any direct share in this great business of agriculture, yet we are all aware that it is the prime source of our common prosperity; indeed, I may say, the first condition of the development of our
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Cross References
Matthew 5:25
"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.

Matthew 5:26
Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

2 Peter 1:15
And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.

Jude 1:3
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's holy people.

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