Luther knew the meaning “demand back” (Luke 6:30 “voddere wider”).
But here in 12:20 he took it as the demand in the second sense: They will demand Your life/soul (and you cannot refuse to give it)
Who are “They” : hat’s an exegetical question (not my thing: I am an atheist).
Regarding the Plural:
Some commentators say it’s probably a semitic-influenced impersonal Plural, that is equivalent to a (in Greek more usual) passive construction.
Statistics: Posted by Jean Putmans — Mon Oct 09, 2023 6:08 pm