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

  • JoAnn
    Matthew 6 says to me that in order to win the world for Christ, and see good days, we must be like him; following HIS example, then watch God work! :-)
  • Shawnita
    6:5-6 Do not draw attention to yourself, praying out loud and repetitive. Pray with humility and reverence, and God will draw nearer to you, hear you and bless you.
  • Taiwo Favor Ajani
    We should reject pride, forgive those who offended us ,win souls for Jesus always in all possible ways and consciously praise and worship God daily ... and He will surely surprise us with blessings beyond our imaginations.
  • Linda
    The secret is verse 33... Seek ye first his kingdom and all these things will be added to you....this is a promise that the Lord will care for us if only we seek him. In your thoughts and quiet times look for the Lord's hand in everthing.
  • Elisabethdamgaard
    34, Take therefore no thought for the morrow, For God know what we need every day.
    Go to God in faith and give Him thanksgivng every day. Amen!!!
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Mathew 6:14 "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you." SIMPLE SCRIPTURE TO UNDERSTAND BUT SOMETIMES IS HARD TO DO! THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS: WHO ARE WE TO NOT FORGIVE THE HURT SOMEBODY CAUSED US, WHEN WE CAUSED HURT TO GOD BY NOT ONLY SINNING, BUT HAVING TO SEE HIS ONLY SON TREATED LIKE AN ANIMAL JUST TO SAVE OUR SOULS FROM A BURNING HE

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