Luke 12:26-36 NIV

26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor1 was dressed like one of these.

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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, O you of little faith!2

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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 Father3 knows that you need them.4

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31 But seek his kingdom,5 and these things will be given to you as well.6

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32 "Do not be afraid,7 little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.8

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33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor.9 Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven10 that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.11

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34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.12

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12:35,36pp -- Mt 25:1-13; Mk 13:33-37 12:39,40; 42-46pp -- Mt 24:43-51

35 "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,

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      36 like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.