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Luke 12:15 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Our Saviour, upon the occasion given him in the foregoing verses, admonishes all his disciples and followers to take heed and beware of the sin of covetousness, assuring them that neither the comfort nor continuance of a man's life does consist in an abundance; for though something of this world's goods is necessary to the comfort and happiness of life, yet abundance is not necessary.

Here observe, 1. The manner of our Lord's caution: he doubles it; not saying, take heed alone, or beware only, but take heed, and beware, both. This argues that there is a strong inclination in our nature to this sin; the great danger we are in of falling into it, and of what fatal consequence it is to them in whom this sin reigns.

Observe, 2. The matter of the caution of the sin which our Saviour warns his hearers against, and that is covetousness: Take heed, and beware of covetousness. Where, under the name and notion of covetousness, our Saviour does not condemn a provident care for the things of this life, nor a regular industry and diligence for obtaining of them, nor every degree of love and affection to them; but by covetousness, is to be understood an eager and insatiable desire after the things of this life, or using unjust ways and means to get or increase an estate; seeking the things of this life with the neglect of things infinitely better, and placing their chief happiness in riches.

Consult other comments:

Luke 12:15 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 12:15 - The Greek Testament

Luke 12:15 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 12:15 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 12:15 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 12:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 12:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 12:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 12:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 12:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:15 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 12:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 12:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 12:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 12:15 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 12:15 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 12:15 - The Great Texts of the Bible

Luke 12:15 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 12:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:15 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 12:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 12:15 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 12:15 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Luke 12:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 12:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 12:15 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 12:15 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 12:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 12:15 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 12:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 12:15 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament