Do Not Be Anxious

22 And he said to his disciples, (A)“Therefore I tell you, (B)do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 (C)Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. (D)Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his (E)span of life?[a] 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,[b] yet I tell you, (F)even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, (G)O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor (H)be worried. 30 For (I)all the nations of the world seek after these things, and (J)your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, (K)seek (L)his[c] kingdom, (M)and these things will be added to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 12:25 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
  2. Luke 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave
  3. Luke 12:31 Some manuscripts God's

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