Luke 12:22-34 LEB

Anxiety

22 And he said to his disciples, "For this [reason] I tell you, do not be anxious for [your]a life, what you will eat, or for [your]b body, what you will wear.

References for Luke 12:22

    • Ȇ 12:22 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
    • ȇ 12:22 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
      23 For life is more than food, and the body [more than] clothing.
      24 Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; to them there is neither storeroom nor barn, and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds?
      25 And which of you [by]c being anxious is able to add an hourd to his life span?

      References for Luke 12:25

        • Ȉ 12:25 - *Here "[by]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("being anxious") which is understood as means
        • ȉ 12:25 - Or "a cubit" (the literal meaning); most scholars understand this to refer figuratively to an "hour" of life here, though some take it as a literal measurement of height
          26 If then you are not even able [to do] a very little thing, why are you anxious about the rest?
          27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these.
          28 But if God clothes the grass in the field in this way, [although it]e is [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more [will he do so for]f you, you of little faith?

          References for Luke 12:28

            • Ȋ 12:28 - *Here "[although]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("is") which is understood as concessive
            • ȋ 12:28 - *The phrase "[will he do so for]" is not in the Greek text but is implied
              29 And you, do not consider what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not be anxious.
              30 For all the nations of the world seek after these [things], and your Father knows that you need these [things].
              31 But seek his kingdom and these [things] will be added to you.
              32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, because your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
              33 Sell your possessions and give charitable gifts. Make for yourselves money bags that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaveng where thief does not approach or moth destroy.

              References for Luke 12:33

                • Ȍ 12:33 - Or "in the heavens"
                  34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.