12:15 Then 1 he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from 2 all types of greed, 3 because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 12:16 He then 4 told them a parable: 5 “The land of a certain rich man produced 6 an abundant crop, 12:17 so 7 he thought to himself, 8 ‘What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 9 12:18 Then 10 he said, ‘I 11 will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 12:19 And I will say to myself, 12 “You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!”’ 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life 13 will be demanded back from 14 you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 15 12:21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, 16 but is not rich toward God.”
Exhortation Not to Worry
12:22 Then 17 Jesus 18 said to his 19 disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry 20 about your 21 life, what you will eat, or about your 22 body, what you will wear. 12:23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing.