Luke 12:23
New International Version
For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

New Living Translation
For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing.

English Standard Version
For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Berean Study Bible
For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

Berean Literal Bible
For life is more than food, and the body than clothing.

King James Bible
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

New King James Version
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

New American Standard Bible
For life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

NASB 1995
“For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

NASB 1977
“For life is more than food, and the body than clothing.

Amplified Bible
For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.

Christian Standard Bible
For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

American Standard Version
For the life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For the soul is more important than food, and the body than clothing.”

Contemporary English Version
Life is more than food or clothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than the raiment.

English Revised Version
For the life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment.

Good News Translation
Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.

International Standard Version
because life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Literal Standard Version
life is more than nourishment, and the body than clothing.

NET Bible
For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing.

New Heart English Bible
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

Weymouth New Testament
For life is a greater gift than food, and the body is a greater gift than clothing.

World English Bible
Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

Young's Literal Translation
the life is more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Worry
22Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storehouse or barn; yet God feeds them. How much more valuable you are than the birds!…

Cross References
Luke 12:22
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.

Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storehouse or barn; yet God feeds them. How much more valuable you are than the birds!


Treasury of Scripture

The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Genesis 19:17
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Job 1:12
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

Job 2:4,6
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

life
ψυχὴ (psychē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

more than
πλεῖόν (pleion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

food,
τροφῆς (trophēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5160: Food, nourishment, maintenance. From trepho; nourishment; by implication, rations.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

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

clothes.
ἐνδύματος (endymatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 1742: A garment, raiment, clothing. From enduo; apparel.


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