Matthew 6:19-23

Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[a] your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[b] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

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Matthew 6:19 in Other Translations

KJV
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
ESV
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
NLT
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.
MSG
19 "Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or - worse! - stolen by burglars.
CSB
19 "Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 6:19-23 In-Context

17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,
18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,your whole body will be full of light.
23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Cross References 5

  • 1. Proverbs 23:4; Luke 12:16-21; Hebrews 13:5
  • 2. S James 5:2,3
  • 3. Matthew 19:21; Luke 12:33; Luke 16:9; Luke 18:22; 1 Timothy 6:19
  • 4. Luke 12:33
  • 5. Luke 12:34

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. The Greek for "healthy" here implies "generous" .
  • [b]. The Greek for "unhealthy" here implies "stingy" .
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