Luke 12:22-34

Do Not Be Anxious

22And he said to his disciples, aTherefore I tell you bdo not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 cConsider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. dOf how much more value are you than the birds! 25And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his espan of life?
Or  a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
26If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin
Some manuscripts  Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave
yet I tell you heven Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you iO you of little faith! 29And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor jbe worried. 30For kall the nations of the world seek after these things, and lyour Father knows that you need them. 31Instead mseek nhis
Some manuscripts God’s
kingdom pand these things will be added to you.

32 qFear not, little rflock, for sit is your Father’s good pleasure to give you tthe kingdom. 33 uSell your possessions, and vgive to the needy. wProvide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with xa treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 yFor where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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