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15 And He said to them, (A)“Take heed and beware of [a]covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, (B)“Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; (C)eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night (D)your soul will be required of you; (E)then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, (F)and is not rich toward God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 12:15 NU all covetousness

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