The Cure for Anxiety

25 (A)For this reason I say to you, [a]do not be (B)worried about your [b]life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 (C)Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they? 27 And which of you by (D)worrying can (E)add a single [c]day to his [d]life’s span? 28 And why are you (F)worried about clothing? Notice how the lilies of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin thread for cloth, 29 yet I say to you that not even (G)Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the (H)grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? (I)You of little faith! 31 Do not (J)worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for (K)your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But [e]seek first [f]His kingdom and His righteousness, and (L)all these things will be [g]provided to you.

34 “So do not (M)worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will [h]worry about itself. [i]Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:25 Or stop being worried
  2. Matthew 6:25 Lit soul
  3. Matthew 6:27 Lit cubit (about 18 in. or 45 cm)
  4. Matthew 6:27 Or height
  5. Matthew 6:33 Or continually seek
  6. Matthew 6:33 Or the kingdom
  7. Matthew 6:33 Or added
  8. Matthew 6:34 Or look after itself
  9. Matthew 6:34 Lit Sufficient for the day is its evil