Luke 12:32
New International Version
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

New Living Translation
"So don't be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

English Standard Version
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not fear, little flock, for your Father took delight to give you the kingdom.

New American Standard Bible
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

King James Bible
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

Contemporary English Version
My little group of disciples, don't be afraid! Your Father wants to give you the kingdom.

Good News Translation
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

International Standard Version
Stop being afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

NET Bible
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Fear not, little flock, for your Father desires to give you The Kingdom.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be afraid, little flock. Your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

New American Standard 1977
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

King James 2000 Bible
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

American King James Version
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

American Standard Version
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.

Darby Bible Translation
Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.

English Revised Version
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Weymouth New Testament
"Dismiss your fears, little flock: your Father finds a pleasure in giving you the Kingdom.

World English Bible
Don't be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Young's Literal Translation
'Fear not, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign;
Study Bible
Do Not Worry
31But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added unto you. 32Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.…
Cross References
Matthew 14:27
But Jesus immediately spoke up: "Take courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."

Matthew 25:34
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

John 21:15
When they had finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love Me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he answered, "You know I love You." Jesus replied, "Feed My lambs."

Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Acts 20:29
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Ephesians 1:5
He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Ephesians 1:9
And He has made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ

Treasury of Scripture

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

little.

Song of Solomon 1:7,8
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? …

Isaiah 40:11
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 41:14
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

it is.

Luke 10:21
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Matthew 11:25-27
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes…

Ephesians 1:5-9
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, …

the kingdom.

Jeremiah 3:19
But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.







Lexicon
{Do} not
Μὴ (Mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be afraid,
φοβοῦ (phobou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

little
μικρὸν (mikron)
Adjective - Vocative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3398: Little, small. Including the comparative mikroteros apparently a primary word; small (figuratively) dignity).

flock,
ποίμνιον (poimnion)
Noun - Vocative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4168: A little flock. Neuter of a presumed derivative of poimne; a flock, i.e. group.

for
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Father
Πατὴρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

is pleased
εὐδόκησεν (eudokēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2106: To be well-pleased, think it good, be resolved. From eu and dokeo; to think well of, i.e. Approve; specially, to approbate.

to give
δοῦναι (dounai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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.

kingdom.
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.
(32) Fear not, little flock.--The words continue to be spoken to the inner circle of the disciples. They are "the little flock" (the Greek has the article) to whom the Father was pleased to give the kingdom which is "righteousness and peace and joy." There is an implied recognition of the fact, that the "flock" had passed beyond the stage of seeking for the kingdom. In its essence it was theirs already.

It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.--Literally, Your Father was well-pleased to give. As resting upon an object, the Greek verb appears in Luke 3:22; Matthew 3:17; Matthew 12:18; Matthew 17:5; Mark 1:11. As followed by a verb of action, it is used, in the New Testament, only by St. Luke and St. Paul, and so forms another link in the chain of coincidences connecting them. (Comp. Romans 15:26; Galatians 1:15; Colossians 1:19, and elsewhere.)

Verse 32. - Fear not, little flock. Another term of tender endearment addressed to his own who were grouped near him. In the earlier part of this discourse (vet. 4) he had called them "my friends." He had told them of the troublous life which awaited them, but at the same time wished to show them how dear they were to him. It was as though he said, "Endure the thought of these necessary trials for my sake; are you not my chosen friends, for whom so glorious a future, if ye endure to the end, is reserved?" 12:22-40 Christ largely insisted upon this caution not to give way to disquieting, perplexing cares, Mt 6:25-34. The arguments here used are for our encouragement to cast our care upon God, which is the right way to get ease. As in our stature, so in our state, it is our wisdom to take it as it is. An eager, anxious pursuit of the things of this world, even necessary things, ill becomes the disciples of Christ. Fears must not prevail; when we frighten ourselves with thoughts of evil to come, and put ourselves upon needless cares how to avoid it. If we value the beauty of holiness, we shall not crave the luxuries of life. Let us then examine whether we belong to this little flock. Christ is our Master, and we are his servants; not only working servants, but waiting servants. We must be as men that wait for their lord, that sit up while he stays out late, to be ready to receive him. In this Christ alluded to his own ascension to heaven, his coming to call his people to him by death, and his return to judge the world. We are uncertain as to the time of his coming to us, we should therefore be always ready. If men thus take care of their houses, let us be thus wise for our souls. Be ye therefore ready also; as ready as the good man of the house would be, if he knew at what hour the thief would come.
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