Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ Lay not vp for your selues treasures vpon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theeues breake thorow, and steale.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
- Basic English Bible

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;
- Darby Bible

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
- Webster's Bible

Do not lay up stores of wealth for yourselves on earth, where the moth and wear-and-tear destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;
- World English Bible

Nile ye tresoure to you tresouris in erthe, where ruste and mouyte destrieth, and where theues deluen out and stelen;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:19


6:19 Lay not up for yourselves - Our Lord here makes a transition from religious to common actions, and warns us of another snare, the love of money, as inconsistent with purity of intention as the love of praise. Where rust and moth consume - Where all things are perishable and transient. He may likewise have a farther view in these words, even to guard us against making any thing on earth our treasure. For then a thing properly becomes our treasure, when we set our affections upon it. #Luke 12:33|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:19


Mt 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth. This forbids, not the laying up of treasures, but laying them up on the earth; that is, the piling up of worldly wealth for worldly purposes. Riches are no sin in themselves, but the improper use of riches is a sin. Where moth and rust doth corrupt. Unused garments often become moth-eaten; unused coins sometimes rust. All earth treasure will finally perish. Thieves break through. Literally, "dig through". Often robbers in the East dig through the house walls of mud or unburnt brick.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Mikey
    Jesus wanted people to place their hope elsewhere rather than in materialistic things. He wanted them to rely on the Source of lasting riches—Jehovah God. And we should want to also rely on Jehovah God rather than things we can not trust.
  • Andy
    Matthew 6 guides us in our relationship with Christ. God wants a personal relationship not for public display, but a personal relatinship with us. The things that we do should be done because of our love for God and not for public display. The world may see our good works but our good works should be done to glorify God
  • Lucy
    Its about what you do silently with your heart that counts not what you say ...
  • Matthew Mutua
    It only makes sense to look up to God's restraints concerning charity. Why blow one's own trumpet?

    If only we could be committed to doing the right thing in disregard of recognition...

    This chapter encourages us to wait for the most important thing: God's reward during the messiah's second coming.
  • Ines Humphrey
    Love it,give me strength and motivation to do better! I read chapter 6 every night before going to sleep! A good friend of mine told me about chapter 6 and is really helps me going through hard times!
  • Tunde
    The lord is great , if only people know that Jesus is the first they would not run after the things of the world because he has said " seek the kingdom of God first and every other things shall be added" but now a days people make things of the world first and Jesus the second option. May the lord forgive us all.

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