Luke 12:31

31 "But seek His kingdom, and 1these things will be added to you.

Luke 12:31 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:31

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God
The Vulgate Latin version adds, "first", as also, "and his righteousness", as in ( Matthew 6:33 ) and the Ethiopic version reads, "seek his kingdom and righteousness" meaning either the grace of God, which is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, ( Romans 14:17 ) or the heavenly glory; unless the Gospel, and the dispensation of it, which is the Messiah's kingdom, and which was then just ushering in, should rather be intended.

And all these things shall be added unto you;
food and raiment, which are as much as can be enjoyed; and godliness with these, and contentment with them, is great gain; (See Gill on Matthew 6:33).

Luke 12:31 In-Context

29 "And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
30 "For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but 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, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
33 "Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.

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