Luke 12

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Luke 12
Uncial 0191 (K. 9031).jpg
Fragment of Uncial 0191, 6th century bilingual Greek-Coptic manuscript of the Gospels with text of Luke 11:51-12:5
Book Gospel of Luke
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 3
Category Gospel

Luke 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records a number of teachings and parables told by Jesus Christ.[1] The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this Gospel as well as Acts.[2]


Codex Alexandrinus (c. AD 400-440), Luke 12:54-13:4.


This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

Parable of the Rich Fool[edit]

The Parable of the Rich Fool by Rembrandt, 1627.

This parable of Jesus appears in only Gospel of Luke among the Canonical gospels of the New Testament. The parable reflects the foolishness of attaching too much importance to wealth.

An abbreviated version of the parable also appears in the non canonical Gospel of Thomas (Saying 63)[3] and this parable has been depicted by artists such as Rembrandt, Jan Luyken, James Tissot, and David Teniers the Younger.

Verse 31[edit]

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.[4]

Cross reference: Matthew 6:33

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
  2. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  3. ^ Gospel of Thomas: Lamb translation and Patterson/Meyer translation
  4. ^ Luke 12:31

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Preceded by
Luke 11
Chapters of the Bible
Gospel of Luke
Succeeded by
Luke 13