Matthew 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold the foules of the aire: for they sow not, neither do they reape, nor gather into barnes, yet your heauenly father feedeth them. Are yee not much better then they?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and {yet} your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then they?
- American Standard Version (1901)

See the birds of heaven; they do not put seeds in the earth, they do not get in grain, or put it in store-houses; and your Father in heaven gives them food. Are you not of much more value than they?
- Basic English Bible

Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are *ye* not much more excellent than they?
- Darby Bible

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
- Webster's Bible

Look at the birds which fly in the air: they do not sow or reap or store up in barns, but your Heavenly Father feeds them: are not you of much greater value than they?
- Weymouth Bible

See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they?
- World English Bible

Biholde ye the foulis of the eire, for thei sowen not, nethir repen, nethir gaderen in to bernes; and youre fadir of heuene fedith hem. Whether ye ben not more worthi than thei?
- Wycliffe Bible

look to the fowls of the heaven, for they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into storehouses, and your heavenly Father doth nourish them; are not ye much better than they?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:26


Mt 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air. God feeds the birds without their sowing or reaping, but they do the work for which they were created, and God takes care of them. So, too, he will take care of us--not in idleness or improvidence--but if we do the work for which God created us.

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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