Luke 12:13
New International Version
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

New Living Translation
Then someone called from the crowd, "Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father's estate with me."

English Standard Version
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Berean Study Bible
Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Berean Literal Bible
And one from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, say to my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

New American Standard Bible
Someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."

King James Bible
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

Christian Standard Bible
Someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

Contemporary English Version
A man in a crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to give me my share of what our father left us when he died."

Good News Translation
A man in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide with me the property our father left us."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Someone from the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

International Standard Version
Then someone in the crowd told him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."

NET Bible
Then someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

New Heart English Bible
And someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man from that crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to give me my share of the inheritance that our father left us."

New American Standard 1977
And someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And one of the crowd said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

King James 2000 Bible
And one of the crowd said unto him, Teacher, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

American King James Version
And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

American Standard Version
And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.

Darby Bible Translation
And a person said to him out of the crowd, Teacher, speak to my brother to divide the inheritance with me.

English Revised Version
And one out of the multitude said unto him, Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

Weymouth New Testament
Just then a man in the crowd appealed to Him. "Rabbi," he said, "tell my brother to give me a share of the inheritance."

World English Bible
One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."

Young's Literal Translation
And a certain one said to him, out of the multitude, 'Teacher, say to my brother to divide with me the inheritance.'
Study Bible
The Parable of the Rich Fool
12For at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say.” 13Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14But Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed Me judge or executor between you?”…
Cross References
Luke 12:12
For at that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say."

Luke 12:14
But Jesus replied, "Man, who appointed Me judge or executor between you?"

Treasury of Scripture

And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

Master.

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.







Lexicon
Someone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

in
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crowd
ὄχλου (ochlou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3793: From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

said
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Teacher,
Διδάσκαλε (Didaskale)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

tell
εἰπὲ (eipe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

brother
ἀδελφῷ (adelphō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

to divide
μερίσασθαι (merisasthai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Middle
Strong's Greek 3307: From meros; to part, i.e. to apportion, bestow, share, or to disunite, differ.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

inheritance
κληρονομίαν (klēronomian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2817: From kleronomos; heirship, i.e. a patrimony or a possession.

with
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

me.”
ἐμοῦ (emou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(13) And one of the company.--Better, one of the multitude. The request implied a recognition of our Lord's character as a scribe or Rabbi, but it was for the purpose of asking Him to assume that office in its purely secular aspect. As interpreters of the Law, the scribes were appealed to as advocates and arbitrators in questions of property or marriage. The precise nature of the case is not stated here, but the words of the petitioner suggest that he was a younger son, who, on his father's death, claimed from his elder brother more than the share which, according to the usual practice of a double portion for the first-born (2Kings 2:9), of right belonged to him, and expected apparently a full moiety.

Verse 13. - And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. Apparently there was a pause here in the Lord's teaching. The Master was about to enter on a new subject, and at this juncture one of the crowd, waiting for such a break in the Master's discourse, came forward with a question. It was purely connected with his own selfish interests, He seems to have been a younger brother, discontented with the distribution of the family property, of which, most likely, in accordance with the usual Jewish practice, a double portion had been taken by the elder brother. This was likely enough the point which he submitted to the Lord. Such a reference to a scribe and rabbi of eminence was then not uncommon. Jesus, however, here, as on other occasions (see John 8:3-11), firmly refuses to interfere in secular matters. His work was of another and higher kind. The word he addresses to the questioner has in it a tinge of rebuke. The utter selfish worldliness of the man, who, after hearing the solemn and impressive words just spoken, could intrude such a question, comes strongly into view. Was not this poor unimpressionable Jew, so wrapped up in his own paltry concerns that he had no thought or care for loftier things, perhaps a specimen of most of the material upon whom the Lord had to work? Is he an unknown figure in our day and time? 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.
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