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) 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?(C)

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor(D) was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?(E) 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.(F) 33 But seek first his kingdom(G) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.(H) 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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  1. Matthew 6:27 Or single cubit to your height

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.(A) 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.(B)

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  1. Matthew 10:29 Or will; or knowledge

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.(A) Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.(B)

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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! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor(B) was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!(C) 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father(D) knows that you need them.(E) 31 But seek his kingdom,(F) and these things will be given to you as well.(G)

32 “Do not be afraid,(H) little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.(I)

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  1. Luke 12:25 Or single cubit to your height