31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.(A)

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24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.(A) And how much more valuable you are than birds!

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You have made them[a] a little lower than the angels[b](A)
    and crowned them[c] with glory and honor.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  2. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  3. Psalm 8:5 Or him

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.(A) Are you not much more valuable than they?(B)

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For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”[a](A) Is it about oxen that God is concerned?(B) 10 Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us,(C) because whoever plows and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:9 Deut. 25:4

11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?(A) 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep!(B) Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

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