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Luke 12:18

    Luke 12:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my grain and my goods.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my grain and my goods.

    World English Bible

    He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my corn and my goods.

    Definitions for Luke 12:18

    Bestow - To gather together.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 12:18

    I will pull down, etc. - The rich are full of designs concerning this life, but in general take no thought about eternity till the time that their goods and their lives are both taken away.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 12:18

    I will pull down my barns - The word "barns" here, properly means, "granaries," or places exclusively designed to put wheat, barley, etc. They were commonly made, by the ancients, "underground," where grain could be kept a long time more safe from thieves and from vermin. If it be asked why he did not let the old ones remain and build new ones, it may be answered that it would be easier to "enlarge" those already excavated in the earth than to dig new ones.