Luke 12:31-34

31 Instead, 1seek 2his[a] kingdom, 3and these things will be added to you.
32 4"Fear not, little 5flock, for 6it is your Father's good pleasure to give you 7the kingdom.
33 8Sell your possessions, and 9give to the needy. 10Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with 11a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
34 12For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luke 12:31-34 In-Context

29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.
30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
32 "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,
36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.

Cross References 12

  • 1. [Matthew 5:6, 20]
  • 2. Luke 11:2
  • 3. [1 Kings 3:11-14; Mark 10:29, 30; 1 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 3:9]
  • 4. Isaiah 41:14; Isaiah 44:2
  • 5. Isaiah 40:11; Matthew 26:31; John 10:16; John 21:15-17; Acts 20:28, 29; 1 Peter 5:2, 3
  • 6. [Luke 10:21; Matthew 11:26; Ephesians 1:5, 9; Philippians 2:13]
  • 7. Luke 22:29; See Matthew 13:19
  • 8. See Matthew 19:21
  • 9. Luke 11:41
  • 10. [Luke 16:9]
  • 11. Matthew 6:20; [ver. 21; 1 Peter 1:4]
  • 12. Matthew 6:21

Footnotes 1

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