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.

32 (N)“Fear not, little (O)flock, for (P)it is your Father's good pleasure to give you (Q)the kingdom. 33 (R)Sell your possessions, and (S)give to the needy. (T)Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with (U)a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 (V)For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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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

Praise the Name of the Lord

148 (A)Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord (B)from the heavens;
    praise him (C)in the heights!
Praise him, all his angels;
    praise him, all his (D)hosts!

Praise him, sun and moon,
    praise him, all you shining stars!
Praise him, you (E)highest heavens,
    and you (F)waters above the heavens!

(G)Let them praise the name of the Lord!
    For (H)he commanded and they were created.
And he (I)established them forever and ever;
    he gave (J)a decree, and it shall not (K)pass away.[a]

Praise the Lord (L)from the earth,
    you (M)great sea creatures and all deeps,
(N)fire and hail, (O)snow and mist,
    (P)stormy wind (Q)fulfilling his word!

(R)Mountains and all hills,
    (S)fruit trees and all (T)cedars!
10 (U)Beasts and all livestock,
    creeping things and (V)flying birds!

11 Kings of the earth and (W)all peoples,
    princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
    old men and children!

13 (X)Let them praise the name of the Lord,
    for (Y)his name alone is exalted;
    (Z)his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has (AA)raised up a horn for his people,
    (AB)praise for all his saints,
    for the people of Israel who are (AC)near to him.
(AD)Praise the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 148:6 Or it shall not be transgressed

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