Luke 12:55
New International Version
And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.

New Living Translation
When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is.

English Standard Version
And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens.

Berean Study Bible
And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is.

Berean Literal Bible
And when a south wind is blowing, you say, 'There will be heat,' and it happens.

King James Bible
And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

New King James Version
And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is.

New American Standard Bible
And whenever you feel a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way.

NASB 1995
"And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be a hot day,' and it turns out that way.

NASB 1977
“And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way.

Amplified Bible
And when [you see that] a south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it happens.

Christian Standard Bible
And when the south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And when the south wind is blowing, you say, It's going to be a scorcher!' and it is.

American Standard Version
And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when a south wind blows, you say, 'It will be hot', and it is.”

Contemporary English Version
When the south wind blows, you say, "It's going to get hot," and it does.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will be heat: and it cometh to pass.

English Revised Version
And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass.

Good News Translation
And when you feel the south wind blowing, you say that it is going to get hot--and it does.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and that's what happens.

International Standard Version
When you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and so it is.

Literal Standard Version
and when a south wind is blowing, you say that there will be heat, and it is;

NET Bible
And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat,' and there is.

New Heart English Bible
When a south wind blows, you say, 'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens.

Weymouth New Testament
And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be burning hot;' and it comes to pass.

World English Bible
When a south wind blows, you say, 'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens.

Young's Literal Translation
and when -- a south wind blowing, ye say, that there will be heat, and it is;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Interpreting the Present Time
54Then Jesus said to the crowds, “As soon as you see a cloud rising in the west, you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and that is what happens. 55And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It will be hot,’ and it is. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and sky. Why don’t you know how to interpret the present time?…

Cross References
Matthew 6:3
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Matthew 20:12
These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.'


Treasury of Scripture

And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass.

Job 37:17
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?









(55) There will be heat.--See Note on Matthew 20:12. The word rendered "heat" is probably used here as signifying the "burning wind," the simoom, which, blowing over the desert, scorched and withered all that was green and fresh. (Comp. James 1:11, where it is rightly rendered "burning heat.")

Verse 55. - And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will he heat; and it cometh to pass. To the south of Palestine lay the desert; when the wind blew from that direction, it was usually a time of heat and drought.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

when
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

[the] south wind
νότον (noton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3558: The south wind, the South. Of uncertain affinity; the south(-west) wind; by extension, the southern quarter itself.

blows,
πνέοντα (pneonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4154: To blow, breathe, as the wind. A primary word; to breathe hard, i.e. Breeze.

you say,
λέγετε (legete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

‘It will be
ἔσται (estai)
Verb - Future Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

hot,’
Καύσων (Kausōn)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2742: A scorching heat, hot wind. From kausoo; a glare.

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

it is.
γίνεται (ginetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.


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