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

  • Angela
    How wonderful that Matthew 6 gives us The Lord's Prayer and tells us how to pray and be in service to others.
  • Justus kiambi
    The chapter is very imspiring.lets store our treasurers in heraven where. they
    are safe
  • Obbie Beal
    Forgiving is a essential daily food needed by the body. Leaving forgiveness out of our daily life is like refusing to drink water.... don't drink water bring on a 'slow but show' death.
  • SpiderIvy
    Shouldn't verse 10 be ON Earth, instead of In Earth???
  • 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.

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