Luke 12:25

25 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?

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Luke 12:25 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:25

And which of you with taking thought
In an anxious and distressing manner, for food and raiment, in order to preserve and continue life,

add to his stature one cubit?
The Persic version reads, "to his stature and height", as if this referred to the height of stature; whereas it seems rather to regard the age of a man, and the continuance of his life; (See Gill on Matthew 6:27).

Luke 12:25 In-Context

23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!
25 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
26 If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

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  • [a]. Or [add a cubit to your stature]