EVANGELIO SEGÚN SAN LUCAS – CAPÍTULO 12

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Evangelio según San Lucas

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Capítulo 12

Audio: Jose Juan Franch Menéu

1 Mientras tanto se reunieron miles de personas, hasta el punto de atropellarse unos a otros. Jesús comenzó a decir, dirigiéndose primero a sus discípulos: «Cuídense de la levadura de los fariseos, que es la hipocresía.

2 No hay nada oculto que no deba ser revelado, ni nada secreto que no deba ser conocido.

3 Por eso, todo lo que ustedes han dicho en la oscuridad, será escuchado en pleno día; y lo que han hablado al oído, en las habitaciones más ocultas, será proclamado desde lo alto de las casas.

4 A ustedes, mis amigos, les digo: No teman a los que matan el cuerpo y después no pueden hacer nada más.

5 Yo les indicaré a quién deben matar, tiene el poder de arrojar a la Gehena. Sí, les repito, teman a ese.

6 ¿No se venden acaso cinco pájaros por dos monedas? Sin embargo, Dios no olvida a ninguno de ellos.

7 Ustedes tienen contados todos sus cabellos: no teman, porque valen más que muchos pájaros.

8 Les aseguro que aquel que me reconozca abiertamente delante de los hombres, el Hijo del hombre lo reconocerá ante los ángeles de Dios.

9 Pero el que no me reconozca delante de los hombres, no será reconocido ante los ángeles de Dios.

10 Al que diga una palabra contra el Hijo del hombre, se le perdonará; pero al que blasfeme contra el Espíritu Santo, no se le perdonará.

11 Cuando los lleven ante las sinagogas, ante los magistrados y las autoridades, no se preocupen de cómo se van a defender o qué van a decir,

12 porque el Espíritu Santo les enseñará en ese momento lo que deban decir».

13 Uno de la multitud le dijo: «Maestro, dile a mi hermano que comparta conmigo la herencia».

14 Jesús le respondió: «Amigo, ¿quién me ha constituido juez o árbitro entre ustedes?».

15 Después les dijo: «Cuídense de la abundancia, la vida de un hombre no está asegurada por sus riquezas».

16 Les dijo entonces una parábola: «Había un hombre rico, cuyas tierras habían producido mucho,

17 y se preguntaba a sí mismo “¿Qué voy a hacer? No tengo dónde guardar mi cosecha”.

18 Después pensó: “Voy a hacer esto: demoleré mis graneros, construiré otros más grandes y amontonaré allí todo mi trigo y mis bienes,

19 y diré a mi alma: Alma mía, tienes bienes almacenados para muchos años; descansa, como, bebe y date buena vida”.

20 Pero Dios le dijo: “Insensato, esta misma noche vas a morir. ¿Y para quién será lo que has amontonado?”.

21 Esto es lo que sucede al que acumula riquezas para sí, y no es rico a los ojos de Dios».

22 Después dijo a sus discípulos: «Por eso les digo: No se inquieten por la vida, pensando qué van a comer, ni por el cuerpo, pensando con qué se van a vestir.

23 Porque la vida vale más que la comida, y el cuerpo más que el vestido.

24Imagen relacionada Fíjense en los cuervos: no siembran ni cosecha, no tienen despensa ni granero, y Dios los alimenta. ¡Cuánto más valen ustedes que los pájaros!

25 ¿Y quién de ustedes, por mucho que se inquiete, puede añadir un instante al tiempo de su vida?

26 Si aun las cosas más pequeñas superan sus fuerzas, ¿por qué se inquietan por las otras?

27 Fíjense en los lirios: no hilan ni tejen; sin embargo, les aseguro que ni Salomón, en el esplendor de su gloria, se vistió como uno de ellos.

28 Si Dios viste así a la hierba, que hoy está en el campo y mañana es echada al fuego, ¡cuánto más hará por ustedes, hombres de poca fe!

29 Tampoco tienen que preocuparse por lo que van a comer o beber; no se inquieten,

30 porque son los paganos de este mundo los que van detrás de esas cosas. El Padre sabe que ustedes las necesitan.

31 Busquen más bien su Reino, y lo demás se les dará por añadidura.

32 No temas, pequeño Rebaño, porque el Padre de ustedes ha querido darles el Reino.

33 Vendan sus bienes y denlos como limosna. Háganse bolsas que no se desgasten y acumulen un tesoro inagotable en el cielo, donde no se acerca el ladrón ni destruye la polilla.

34 Porque allí donde tengan su tesoro, tendrán también su corazón.

35 Estén preparados, ceñidos y con las lámparas encendidas.

36 Sean como los hombres que esperan el regreso de su señor, que fue a una boda, para abrirle apenas llegue y llame a la puerta.

37 ¡Felices los servidores a quienes el señor encuentra velando a su llegada! Les aseguro que él mismo recogerá su túnica, los hará sentar a la mesa y se pondrá a servirlo.

38 ¡Felices ellos, si el señor llega a medianoche o antes del alba y los encuentra así!

39 Entiéndalo bien: si el dueño de casa supiera a qué hora va llegar el ladrón, no dejaría perforar las paredes de su casa.

40 Ustedes también estén preparados, porque el Hijo del hombre llegará a la hora menos pensada».

41 Pedro preguntó entonces: «Señor, ¿esta parábola la dices para nosotros o para todos?».

42 El Señor le dijo: «¿Cuál es el administrador fiel y previsor, a quien el Señor pondrá al frente de su personal para distribuirle la ración de trigo en el momento oportuno?

43 ¡Feliz aquel a quien su señor, al llegar, encuentra ocupado en este trabajo!

44 Les aseguro que lo hará administrador de todos sus bienes.

45 Pero si este servidor piensa: “Mi señor tardará en llegar”, y se dedica a golpear a los servidores y a las sirvientas, y se pone a comer, a beber y a emborracharse,

46 su señor llegará el día y la hora menos pensada, lo castigará y le hará correr la misma suerte que los infieles.

47 El servidor que, conociendo la voluntad de su señor, no tuvo las cosas preparadas y no obró conforme a lo que él había dispuesto, recibirá un castigo severo.

48 Pero aquel que sin saberlo, se hizo también culpable, será castigado menos severamente. Al que se le dio mucho, se le pedirá mucho; y al que se le confió mucho, se le reclamará mucho más.

49 Yo he venido a traer fuego sobre la tierra, ¡y cómo desearía que ya estuviera ardiendo!

50 Tengo que recibir un bautismo, ¡y qué angustia siento hasta que esto se cumpla plenamente!

51 ¿Piensan ustedes que he venido a traer la paz a la tierra? No, les digo que he venido a traer la división.

52 De ahora en adelante, cinco miembros de una familia estarán divididos, tres contra dos y dos contra tres:

53 el padre contra el hijo y el hijo contra el padre, la madre contra la hija y la hija contra la madre, la suegra contra la nuera y la nuera contra la suegra».

54 Dijo también a la multitud: «Cuando ven que una nube se levanta en occidente, ustedes dicen en seguida que va a llover, y así sucede.

55 Y cuando sopla viento del sur, dicen que hará calor, y así sucede.

56 ¡Hipócritas! Ustedes saben discernir el aspecto de la tierra y del cielo; ¿cómo entonces no saben discernir el tiempo presente?

57 ¿Por qué no juzgan ustedes mismos lo que es justo?

58 Cuando vas con tu adversario a presentarte ante el magistrado, trata de llegar a un acuerdo con él en el camino, no sea que el adversario te lleve ante el juez, y el juez te entregue al guardia, y este te ponga en la cárcel.

59 Te aseguro que no saldrás de allí hasta que hayas pagado el último centavo».

Índice

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 

9. 10. 11. 12131415. 16. 

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

ANTIGUO TESTAMENTO 

EVANGELIOS

 NUEVO TESTAMENTO

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The Bible – New Testament

Saint Luke

Index

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9101112. 

1314. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 2021. 22. 23. 24.

Chapter 12

1

1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven – that is, the hypocrisy – of the Pharisees.

2

2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

3

Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

4

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.

5

I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; 3 yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.

6

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? 4 Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

7

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

8

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

9

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

10

5 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.

12

For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

13

6 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

14

He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

15

Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

16

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.

17

He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’

18

And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods

19

and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”

20

But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

21

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” 7

22

He said to (his) disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear.

23

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

24

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!

25

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?

26

If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

27

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them.

28

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

29

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.

30

All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

32

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

33

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.

34

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

35

8 “Gird your loins and light your lamps

36

and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

37

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.

38

And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

39

Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

40

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

41

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”

42

And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?

43

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

44

Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

45

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ 9 and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,

46

then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

47

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;

48

and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

49

10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

50

11 There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

51

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

52

From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

53

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

54

He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and so it does;

55

and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is.

56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

57

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58

If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.

59

I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” 12


1 [1] See the notes on  Mark 8:15 and  Matthew 16:5-12.

2 [2-9] Luke presents a collection of sayings of Jesus exhorting his followers to acknowledge him and his mission fearlessly and assuring them of God’s protection even in times of persecution. They are paralleled in  Matthew 10:26-33.

3 [5] Gehenna: see the note on  Matthew 5:22.

4 [6] Two small coins: the Roman copper coin, the assarion (Latin as), was worth about one-sixteenth of a denarius (see the note on  Luke 7:41).

5 [10-12] The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution ( Luke 12:2-9; cf  Matthew 12:31-32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

6 [13-34] Luke has joined together sayings contrasting those whose focus and trust in life is on material possessions, symbolized here by the rich fool of the parable ( Luke 12:16-21), with those who recognize their complete dependence on God ( Luke 12:21), those whose radical detachment from material possessions symbolizes their heavenly treasure ( Luke 12:33-34).

7 [21] Rich in what matters to God: literally, “rich for God.”

8 [35-48] This collection of sayings relates to Luke’s understanding of the end time and the return of Jesus. Luke emphasizes for his readers the importance of being faithful to the instructions of Jesus in the period before the parousia.

9 [45] My master is delayed in coming: this statement indicates that early Christian expectations for the imminent return of Jesus had undergone some modification. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Cf the similar warning in  Matthew 24:48.

10 [49-53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. His message that meets with acceptance or rejection will be a source of conflict and dissension even within families.

11 [50] Baptism: i.e., his death.

12 [59] The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount.  Matthew 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantes (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

Índex

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 

17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

OLD TESTAMENT

THE GOSPELS

 NEW TESTAMENT

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Luke

Chapter 12

Audio Español latino:Mary Luz Valderrama

1

1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven – that is, the hypocrisy – of the Pharisees.

2

2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

3

Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

4

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.

5

I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; 3 yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.

6

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? 4 Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

7

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

8

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

9

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

10

5 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.

12

For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

13

6 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

14

He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

15

Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

16

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.

17

He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’

18

And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods

19

and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”

20

But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

21

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” 7

22

He said to (his) disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear.

23

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

24

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!

25

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?

26

If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

27

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them.

28

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

29

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.

30

All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

32

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

33

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.

34

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

35

8 “Gird your loins and light your lamps

36

and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

37

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.

38

And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

39

Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

40

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

41

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”

42

And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?

43

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

44

Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

45

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ 9 and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,

46

then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

47

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;

48

and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

49

10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

50

11 There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

51

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

52

From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

53

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

54

He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and so it does;

55

and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is.

56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

57

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58

If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.

59

I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” 12

 

 



1 [1] See the notes on  Mark 8:15 and  Matthew 16:5-12.

2 [2-9] Luke presents a collection of sayings of Jesus exhorting his followers to acknowledge him and his mission fearlessly and assuring them of God’s protection even in times of persecution. They are paralleled in  Matthew 10:26-33.

3 [5] Gehenna: see the note on  Matthew 5:22.

4 [6] Two small coins: the Roman copper coin, the assarion (Latin as), was worth about one-sixteenth of a denarius (see the note on  Luke 7:41).

5 [10-12] The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution ( Luke 12:2-9; cf  Matthew 12:31-32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

6 [13-34] Luke has joined together sayings contrasting those whose focus and trust in life is on material possessions, symbolized here by the rich fool of the parable ( Luke 12:16-21), with those who recognize their complete dependence on God ( Luke 12:21), those whose radical detachment from material possessions symbolizes their heavenly treasure ( Luke 12:33-34).

7 [21] Rich in what matters to God: literally, “rich for God.”

8 [35-48] This collection of sayings relates to Luke’s understanding of the end time and the return of Jesus. Luke emphasizes for his readers the importance of being faithful to the instructions of Jesus in the period before the parousia.

9 [45] My master is delayed in coming: this statement indicates that early Christian expectations for the imminent return of Jesus had undergone some modification. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Cf the similar warning in  Matthew 24:48.

10 [49-53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. His message that meets with acceptance or rejection will be a source of conflict and dissension even within families.

11 [50] Baptism: i.e., his death.

12 [59] The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount.  Matthew 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantes (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

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Vangelo secondo Luca

Capitulo 12

[1] Nel frattempo, radunatesi migliaia di persone che si calpestavano a vicenda, Gesù cominciò a dire anzitutto ai discepoli: “Guardatevi dal lievito dei farisei, che è l’ipocrisia. 

[2] Non c’è nulla di nascosto che non sarà svelato, né di segreto che non sarà conosciuto. 
[3] Pertanto ciò che avrete detto nelle tenebre, sarà udito in piena luce; e ciò che avrete detto all’orecchio nelle stanze più interne, sarà annunziato sui tetti. 
[4] A voi miei amici, dico: Non temete coloro che uccidono il corpo e dopo non possono far più nulla. 
[5] Vi mostrerò invece chi dovete temere: temete Colui che, dopo aver ucciso, ha il potere di gettare nella Geenna. Sì, ve lo dico, temete Costui. 
[6] Cinque passeri non si vendono forse per due soldi? Eppure nemmeno uno di essi è dimenticato davanti a Dio. 
[7] Anche i capelli del vostro capo sono tutti contati. Non temete, voi valete più di molti passeri. 
[8] Inoltre vi dico: Chiunque mi riconoscerà davanti agli uomini, anche il Figlio dell’uomo lo riconoscerà davanti agli angeli di Dio; 
[9] ma chi mi rinnegherà davanti agli uomini sarà rinnegato davanti agli angeli di Dio. 
[10] Chiunque parlerà contro il Figlio dell’uomo gli sarà perdonato, ma chi bestemmierà lo Spirito Santo non gli sarà perdonato. 
[11] Quando vi condurranno davanti alle sinagoghe, ai magistrati e alle autorità, non preoccupatevi come discolparvi o che cosa dire; 
[12] perché lo Spirito Santo vi insegnerà in quel momento ciò che bisogna dire”. 
[13] Uno della folla gli disse: “Maestro, dì a mio fratello che divida con me l’eredità”. 
[14] Ma egli rispose: “O uomo, chi mi ha costituito giudice o mediatore sopra di voi?”. 
[15] E disse loro: “Guardatevi e tenetevi lontano da ogni cupidigia, perché anche se uno è nell’abbondanza la sua vita non dipende dai suoi beni”. 
[16] Disse poi una parabola: “La campagna di un uomo ricco aveva dato un buon raccolto. 
[17] Egli ragionava tra sé: Che farò, poiché non ho dove riporre i miei raccolti? 
[18] E disse: Farò così: demolirò i miei magazzini e ne costruirò di più grandi e vi raccoglierò tutto il grano e i miei beni. 
[19] Poi dirò a me stesso: Anima mia, hai a disposizione molti beni, per molti anni; riposati, mangia, bevi e datti alla gioia. 
[20] Ma Dio gli disse: Stolto, questa notte stessa ti sarà richiesta la tua vita. E quello che hai preparato di chi sarà? 
[21] Così è di chi accumula tesori per sé, e non arricchisce davanti a Dio”. 
[22] Poi disse ai discepoli: “Per questo io vi dico: Non datevi pensiero per la vostra vita, di quello che mangerete; né per il vostro corpo, come lo vestirete. 
[23] La vita vale più del cibo e il corpo più del vestito. 
[24] Guardate i corvi: non seminano e non mietono, non hanno ripostiglio né granaio, e Dio li nutre. Quanto più degli uccelli voi valete! 
[25] Chi di voi, per quanto si affanni, può aggiungere un’ora sola alla sua vita? 
[26] Se dunque non avete potere neanche per la più piccola cosa, perché vi affannate del resto? 
[27] Guardate i gigli, come crescono: non filano, non tessono: eppure io vi dico che neanche Salomone, con tutta la sua gloria, vestiva come uno di loro. 
[28] Se dunque Dio veste così l’erba del campo, che oggi c’è e domani si getta nel forno, quanto più voi, gente di poca fede? 
[29] Non cercate perciò che cosa mangerete e berrete, e non state con l’animo in ansia: 
[30] di tutte queste cose si preoccupa la gente del mondo; ma il Padre vostro sa che ne avete bisogno. 
[31] Cercate piuttosto il regno di Dio, e queste cose vi saranno date in aggiunta. 
[32] Non temere, piccolo gregge, perché al Padre vostro è piaciuto di darvi il suo regno. 
[33] Vendete ciò che avete e datelo in elemosina; fatevi borse che non invecchiano, un tesoro inesauribile nei cieli, dove i ladri non arrivano e la tignola non consuma. 
[34] Perché dove è il vostro tesoro, là sarà anche il vostro cuore. 
[35] Siate pronti, con la cintura ai fianchi e le lucerne accese; 
[36] siate simili a coloro che aspettano il padrone quando torna dalle nozze, per aprirgli subito, appena arriva e bussa. 
[37] Beati quei servi che il padrone al suo ritorno troverà ancora svegli; in verità vi dico, si cingerà le sue vesti, li farà mettere a tavola e passerà a servirli. 
[38] E se, giungendo nel mezzo della notte o prima dell’alba, li troverà così, beati loro! 
[39] Sappiate bene questo: se il padrone di casa sapesse a che ora viene il ladro, non si lascerebbe scassinare la casa. 
[40] Anche voi tenetevi pronti, perché il Figlio dell’uomo verrà nell’ora che non pensate”. 
[41] Allora Pietro disse: “Signore, questa parabola la dici per noi o anche per tutti?”. 
[42] Il Signore rispose: “Qual è dunque l’amministratore fedele e saggio, che il Signore porrà a capo della sua servitù, per distribuire a tempo debito la razione di cibo? 
[43] Beato quel servo che il padrone, arrivando, troverà al suo lavoro. 
[44] In verità vi dico, lo metterà a capo di tutti i suoi averi. 
[45] Ma se quel servo dicesse in cuor suo: Il padrone tarda a venire, e cominciasse a percuotere i servi e le serve, a mangiare, a bere e a ubriacarsi, 
[46] il padrone di quel servo arriverà nel giorno in cui meno se l’aspetta e in un’ora che non sa, e lo punirà con rigore assegnandogli il posto fra gli infedeli. 
[47] Il servo che, conoscendo la volontà del padrone, non avrà disposto o agito secondo la sua volontà, riceverà molte percosse; 
[48] quello invece che, non conoscendola, avrà fatto cose meritevoli di percosse, ne riceverà poche. A chiunque fu dato molto, molto sarà chiesto; a chi fu affidato molto, sarà richiesto molto di più. 
[49] Sono venuto a portare il fuoco sulla terra; e come vorrei che fosse già acceso! 
[50] C’è un battesimo che devo ricevere; e come sono angosciato, finché non sia compiuto! 
[51] Pensate che io sia venuto a portare la pace sulla terra? No, vi dico, ma la divisione. 
[52] D’ora innanzi in una casa di cinque persone 
[53] si divideranno tre contro due e due contro tre; 
padre contro figlio e figlio contro padre, 
madre contro figlia e figlia contro madre, 
suocera contro nuora e nuora contro suocera”. 
[54] Diceva ancora alle folle: “Quando vedete una nuvola salire da ponente, subito dite: Viene la pioggia, e così accade. 
[55] E quando soffia lo scirocco, dite: Ci sarà caldo, e così accade. 
[56] Ipocriti! Sapete giudicare l’aspetto della terra e del cielo, come mai questo tempo non sapete giudicarlo? 
[57] E perché non giudicate da voi stessi ciò che è giusto? 
[58] Quando vai con il tuo avversario davanti al magistrato, lungo la strada procura di accordarti con lui, perché non ti trascini davanti al giudice e il giudice ti consegni all’esecutore e questi ti getti in prigione. 
[59] Ti assicuro, non ne uscirai finché non avrai pagato fino all’ultimo spicciolo”. 

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Luke

Chapter 12

Audio Español latino:Mary Luz Valderrama

1

1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven – that is, the hypocrisy – of the Pharisees.

2

2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

3

Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

4

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.

5

I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; 3 yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.

6

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? 4 Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

7

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

8

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

9

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

10

5 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.

12

For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

13

6 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

14

He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

15

Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

16

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.

17

He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’

18

And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods

19

and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”

20

But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

21

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” 7

22

He said to (his) disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear.

23

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

24

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!

25

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?

26

If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

27

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them.

28

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

29

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.

30

All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

32

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

33

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.

34

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

35

8 “Gird your loins and light your lamps

36

and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

37

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.

38

And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

39

Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

40

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

41

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”

42

And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?

43

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

44

Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

45

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ 9 and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,

46

then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

47

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;

48

and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

49

10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

50

11 There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

51

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

52

From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

53

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

54

He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and so it does;

55

and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is.

56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

57

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58

If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.

59

I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” 12

 

 



1 [1] See the notes on  Mark 8:15 and  Matthew 16:5-12.

2 [2-9] Luke presents a collection of sayings of Jesus exhorting his followers to acknowledge him and his mission fearlessly and assuring them of God’s protection even in times of persecution. They are paralleled in  Matthew 10:26-33.

3 [5] Gehenna: see the note on  Matthew 5:22.

4 [6] Two small coins: the Roman copper coin, the assarion (Latin as), was worth about one-sixteenth of a denarius (see the note on  Luke 7:41).

5 [10-12] The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution ( Luke 12:2-9; cf  Matthew 12:31-32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

6 [13-34] Luke has joined together sayings contrasting those whose focus and trust in life is on material possessions, symbolized here by the rich fool of the parable ( Luke 12:16-21), with those who recognize their complete dependence on God ( Luke 12:21), those whose radical detachment from material possessions symbolizes their heavenly treasure ( Luke 12:33-34).

7 [21] Rich in what matters to God: literally, “rich for God.”

8 [35-48] This collection of sayings relates to Luke’s understanding of the end time and the return of Jesus. Luke emphasizes for his readers the importance of being faithful to the instructions of Jesus in the period before the parousia.

9 [45] My master is delayed in coming: this statement indicates that early Christian expectations for the imminent return of Jesus had undergone some modification. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Cf the similar warning in  Matthew 24:48.

10 [49-53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. His message that meets with acceptance or rejection will be a source of conflict and dissension even within families.

11 [50] Baptism: i.e., his death.

12 [59] The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount.  Matthew 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantes (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

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Luke

Chapter 12

Audio Español latino:Mary Luz Valderrama

1

1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven – that is, the hypocrisy – of the Pharisees.

2

2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

3

Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

4

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.

5

I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; 3 yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.

6

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? 4 Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

7

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

8

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

9

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

10

5 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.

12

For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

13

6 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

14

He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

15

Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

16

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.

17

He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’

18

And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods

19

and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”

20

But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

21

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” 7

22

He said to (his) disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear.

23

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

24

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!

25

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?

26

If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

27

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them.

28

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

29

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.

30

All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

32

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

33

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.

34

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

35

8 “Gird your loins and light your lamps

36

and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

37

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.

38

And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

39

Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

40

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

41

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”

42

And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?

43

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

44

Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

45

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ 9 and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,

46

then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

47

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;

48

and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

49

10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

50

11 There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

51

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

52

From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

53

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

54

He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and so it does;

55

and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is.

56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

57

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58

If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.

59

I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” 12

 

 



1 [1] See the notes on  Mark 8:15 and  Matthew 16:5-12.

2 [2-9] Luke presents a collection of sayings of Jesus exhorting his followers to acknowledge him and his mission fearlessly and assuring them of God’s protection even in times of persecution. They are paralleled in  Matthew 10:26-33.

3 [5] Gehenna: see the note on  Matthew 5:22.

4 [6] Two small coins: the Roman copper coin, the assarion (Latin as), was worth about one-sixteenth of a denarius (see the note on  Luke 7:41).

5 [10-12] The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution ( Luke 12:2-9; cf  Matthew 12:31-32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

6 [13-34] Luke has joined together sayings contrasting those whose focus and trust in life is on material possessions, symbolized here by the rich fool of the parable ( Luke 12:16-21), with those who recognize their complete dependence on God ( Luke 12:21), those whose radical detachment from material possessions symbolizes their heavenly treasure ( Luke 12:33-34).

7 [21] Rich in what matters to God: literally, “rich for God.”

8 [35-48] This collection of sayings relates to Luke’s understanding of the end time and the return of Jesus. Luke emphasizes for his readers the importance of being faithful to the instructions of Jesus in the period before the parousia.

9 [45] My master is delayed in coming: this statement indicates that early Christian expectations for the imminent return of Jesus had undergone some modification. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Cf the similar warning in  Matthew 24:48.

10 [49-53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. His message that meets with acceptance or rejection will be a source of conflict and dissension even within families.

11 [50] Baptism: i.e., his death.

12 [59] The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount.  Matthew 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantes (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

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Luke

Chapter 12

Audio Español latino:Mary Luz Valderrama

1

1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven – that is, the hypocrisy – of the Pharisees.

2

2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

3

Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

4

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.

5

I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; 3 yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.

6

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? 4 Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.

7

Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

8

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

9

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

10

5 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.

12

For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

13

6 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”

14

He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”

15

Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

16

Then he told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.

17

He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’

18

And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goods

19

and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”

20

But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’

21

Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” 7

22

He said to (his) disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear.

23

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

24

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds!

25

Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan?

26

If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

27

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them.

28

If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

29

As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore.

30

All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

31

Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

32

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

33

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.

34

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

35

8 “Gird your loins and light your lamps

36

and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.

37

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.

38

And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

39

Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

40

You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

41

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”

42

And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time?

43

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

44

Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

45

But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ 9 and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,

46

then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.

47

That servant who knew his master’s will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely;

48

and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

49

10 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!

50

11 There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!

51

Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

52

From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three;

53

a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

54

He also said to the crowds, “When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and so it does;

55

and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is.

56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

57

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58

If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.

59

I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” 12

 

 



1 [1] See the notes on  Mark 8:15 and  Matthew 16:5-12.

2 [2-9] Luke presents a collection of sayings of Jesus exhorting his followers to acknowledge him and his mission fearlessly and assuring them of God’s protection even in times of persecution. They are paralleled in  Matthew 10:26-33.

3 [5] Gehenna: see the note on  Matthew 5:22.

4 [6] Two small coins: the Roman copper coin, the assarion (Latin as), was worth about one-sixteenth of a denarius (see the note on  Luke 7:41).

5 [10-12] The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution ( Luke 12:2-9; cf  Matthew 12:31-32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

6 [13-34] Luke has joined together sayings contrasting those whose focus and trust in life is on material possessions, symbolized here by the rich fool of the parable ( Luke 12:16-21), with those who recognize their complete dependence on God ( Luke 12:21), those whose radical detachment from material possessions symbolizes their heavenly treasure ( Luke 12:33-34).

7 [21] Rich in what matters to God: literally, “rich for God.”

8 [35-48] This collection of sayings relates to Luke’s understanding of the end time and the return of Jesus. Luke emphasizes for his readers the importance of being faithful to the instructions of Jesus in the period before the parousia.

9 [45] My master is delayed in coming: this statement indicates that early Christian expectations for the imminent return of Jesus had undergone some modification. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Cf the similar warning in  Matthew 24:48.

10 [49-53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. His message that meets with acceptance or rejection will be a source of conflict and dissension even within families.

11 [50] Baptism: i.e., his death.

12 [59] The last penny: Greek, lepton, a very small amount.  Matthew 5:26 has for “the last penny” the Greek word kodrantes (Latin quadrans, “farthing”).

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