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Luke 12:15  (King James Version)
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Verse Comparison: Luke 12:15

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American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Amplified® Bible
And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in {and} is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance {or} that which is over and above his needs.

Contemporary English Version
Then he said to the crowd, "Don't be greedy! Owning a lot of things won't make your life safe."

Darby English Version
And he said to them, Take heed and keep yourselves from all covetousness, for [it is] not because a man is in abundance [that] his life is in his possessions.

Good News Bible
And he went on to say to them all, "Watch out and guard yourselves from every kind of greed; because your true life is not made up of the things you own, no matter how rich you may be."

International Standard Version
Then he said to them, "Be careful to guard yourselves against every kind of greed, for a person's life doesn't consist of the amount of possessions he has."

King James Version
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not {even} when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

New International Version
Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

New King James Version
And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."

N.A.S.B. in E-Prime
Then He said to them, "Beware, and stay on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

Young's Literal Translation
And he said unto them, `Observe, and beware of the covetousness, because not in the abundance of one's goods is his life.'


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