English Standard Version
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—
King James Bible
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
American Standard Version
Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year, and will traffic, and make our gain.
English Revised Version
Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
Webster's Bible Translation
Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy, and sell, and get gain:
Weymouth New Testament
Come, you who say, "To-day or to-morrow we will go to this or that city, and spend a year there and carry on a successful business,"
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Go to now (ἄγε νῦν)
Go to is an obsolete phrase, though retained in Rev. It is a formula for calling attention: come now.
Such a city (τήνδε τὴν πόλιν)
More accurately, as Rev., this city.
Continue there a year (ποιήσομεν ἐκεῖ ἐνιαυτὸν)
Lit., we will make a year. See, for the same form of expression, Acts 15:33; Acts 18:23; 2 Corinthians 11:25. Better, as Rev., spend a year there. (Compare the A. V., Acts 18:23, rightly retained by Rev.) The word ποιήσομεν implies more than mere continuance; rather, a doing something with the year.
The frequent use of the copulative gives a lively tone to the passage, expressive of the lightness and thoughtlessness of a careless spirit.
Buy and sell (ἐμπορευσόμεθα)
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
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