New American Standard Bible
"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
King James Bible
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Darby Bible Translation
And he reasoned within himself saying, What shall I do? for I have not a place where I shall lay up my fruits.
World English Bible
He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'
Young's Literal Translation
and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He thought within himself - He reasoned or inquired. He was anxious and perplexed. Riches increase thought and perplexity. Indeed, this is almost their only effect - to engross the thoughts and steal the heart away from better things, in order to take care of the useless wealth.
No room - Everything was full.
To bestow - To place, to hoard, to collect.
My fruits - Our word "fruits" is not applied to "grain;" but the Greek word is applied to all the produce of the earth - not only "fruit," but also grain. This is likewise the old meaning of the English word, especially in the plural number.
LibraryMarch 26 Morning
The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods . . . to every man according to his several ability.--MATT. 25:14,15. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey? All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.--As every man hath received the gift, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke xii. 56, 58, "Ye Know How to Interpret the Face of the Earth and the Heaven," Etc. ; and Of
On Worldly Folly
They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
"Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
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