Do Not Be Anxious22And he said to his disciples, a“Therefore 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 centimeters26If 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 weaveyet 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’skingdom, pand these things will be added to you.
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