Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
unto them—the multitude around Him (Luke 12:1).
of covetousness—The best copies have "all," that is, "every kind of covetousness"; because as this was one of the more plausible forms of it, so He would strike at once at the root of the evil.
a man's life, etc.—a singularly weighty maxim, and not less so because its meaning and its truth are equally evident.
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