33 But seek first his kingdom(A) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.(B)

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33 But seek ([a]aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ([b]His way of doing and being right), and then all these things [c]taken together will be given you besides.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:33 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.
  2. Matthew 6:33 Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation.
  3. Matthew 6:33 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

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