12:19 And I will say to myself, 1 “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 2 will be demanded back from 3 you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 4 12:21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, 5 but is not rich toward God.”
1 tn Grk “to my soul,” which is repeated as a vocative in the following statement, but is left untranslated as redundant.
2 tn Grk “your soul,” but ψυχή (yuch) is frequently used of one’s physical life. It clearly has that meaning in this context.
4 tn Grk “the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” The words “for yourself” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.
5 sn It is selfishness that is rebuked here, in the accumulation of riches for himself. Recall the emphasis on the first person pronouns throughout the parable.