New Living Translation
"Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God."
King James Bible
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
World English Bible
So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Young's Literal Translation
so is he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:21 Rich toward God - Namely, in faith, and love, and good works.
LibraryFire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
The Rich Fool
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
The Equipment of the Servants
Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor.
"Don't store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.
"Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.
1 Timothy 6:9
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn't God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren't they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?
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