Luke 12 New International Version (NIV) Warnings and Encouragements. 3 The word answer in Luke 12:11 is the ancient Greek word apologeomai – “apology.” It means to make a defense or give an adequate answer. A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Luke 12 New International Version (NIV) Warnings and Encouragements. Luke 12 - Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be* on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Font Size. It means to make a defense or give an adequate answer. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Warnings and Encouragements . Luke 12 1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12:1-12. New International Version (NIV) Bible Book List. 12 1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 12 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be [] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. We get the modern term apologetics from just this word and idea. Luke 12 New International Version << Luke 11 | Luke 12 | Luke 13 >> A Warning against Hypocrisy. 12 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be [] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. New International Version Update.