And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns and will build greater: and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me and my goods.
And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer.
But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.
And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you: Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on.
The life is more than the meat: and the body is more than the raiment.
Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap, neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much are you more valuable than they?
And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are you solicitous for the rest?
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.