Luke 12:18
New International Version
"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.

New Living Translation
Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones, and there I will store up all my grain and my goods.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns, and will build greater ones, and will store up there all my grain and goods.

New American Standard Bible
"Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

New King James Version
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.

King James Bible
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

Christian Standard Bible
I will do this,' he said. 'I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there.

Contemporary English Version
Later, he said, "Now I know what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, where I can store all my grain and other goods.

Good News Translation
This is what I will do,' he told himself; 'I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, where I will store the grain and all my other goods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will do this,' he said. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there.

International Standard Version
Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and I'll store all my grain and goods in them.

NET Bible
Then he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

New Heart English Bible
He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he said, 'I shall do this: I shall pull down my barns, and I shall build and enlarge them, and I shall gather all my produce and my goods.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, 'I know what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones so that I can store all my grain and goods in them.

New American Standard 1977
“And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I store all my crops and my goods.

American King James Version
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

American Standard Version
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my grain and my goods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me, and my goods.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, This will I do: I will take away my granaries and build greater, and there I will lay up all my produce and my good things;

English Revised Version
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my corn and my goods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I deposit all my fruits and my goods.

Weymouth New Testament
"And he said to himself, "'This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and in them I will store up all my harvest and my wealth;

World English Bible
He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, This I will do, I will take down my storehouses, and greater ones I will build, and I will gather together there all my products and my good things,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Rich Fool
17So he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and will build bigger ones, and there I will store up all my grain and my goods. 19Then I will say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!”’…
Cross References
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Luke 12:17
So he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, since I have nowhere to store my crops?'

Luke 12:19
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap; they have no storehouse or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!

James 4:13
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit."

Treasury of Scripture

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

Luke 12:21
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 18:4,6
And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; …

Psalm 17:14
From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.





Lexicon
Then
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘This [is what]
Τοῦτο (Touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

I will do:
ποιήσω (poiēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

I will tear down
καθελῶ (kathelō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2507: (a) I take down, pull down, depose, destroy. From kata and haireomai; to lower demolish.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

barns
ἀποθήκας (apothēkas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 596: A repository, granary, barn, storehouse. From apotithemi; a repository, i.e. Granary.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

will build
οἰκοδομήσω (oikodomēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3618: From the same as oikodome; to be a house-builder, i.e. Construct or confirm.

bigger [ones],
μείζονας (meizonas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3173: Large, great, in the widest sense.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

there
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

I will store up
συνάξω (synaxō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

grain
σῖτον (siton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4621: Wheat, grain. Also plural irregular neuter sita of uncertain derivation; grain, especially wheat.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[my]
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

goods.
ἀγαθά (agatha)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.
(18) I will pull down my barns.--The Greek noun (apotheke, whence our "apothecary,") has a somewhat wider meaning, and includes storehouses or warehouses of all kinds.

All my fruits.--Here, too, the Greek word is somewhat wider. Literally, produce--i.e., crops of every kind.

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