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Luke 12:17

    Luke 12:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit.

    Webster's Revision

    and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?

    World English Bible

    He reasoned within himself, saying, 'What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to bestow my fruits?

    Definitions for Luke 12:17

    Bestow - To gather together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 12:17

    He thought within himself - Began to be puzzled in consequence of the increase of his goods. Riches, though ever so well acquired, produce nothing but vexation and embarrassment.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 12:17

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 12:17

    12:17 What shall I do? - The very language of want! Do? Why, lay up treasure in heaven.