Matthew 6:27

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which of you by taking thought, can adde one cubite vnto his stature?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And who of you by being worried can add a {single} hour to his life?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller?
- Basic English Bible

But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one cubit?
- Darby Bible

Which of you by anxious care can add one cubit to his stature?
- Webster's Bible

Which of you by being over-anxious can add a single foot to his height?
- Weymouth Bible

Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan?
- World English Bible

But who of you thenkynge mai putte to his stature o cubit?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:27

6:27 And which of you - If you are ever so careful, can even add a moment to your own life thereby? This seems to be far the most easy and natural sense of the words.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:27

Mt 6:27 Which of you by being anxious, etc. There can hardly be a doubt that this ought to be rendered, "add one cubit to his age", or period of life. The idea is: "What is the use of anxiety? Who, by his anxiety, can add anything to life's journey"? If it is proper to speak of "'length' of life", it is also appropriate to speaking of adding a cubit to its length.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Anita Brown
    Matthew's verse's 19-36 states that you are more important than the birds, trees and grass and GOD will supply your every needed.
  • Gil
    Matt.6: offers the opportunity to live in partnership with God, with God being the King and we being His "loved and provided for family".
  • Saint
    The problem of men began from not seeking God first, and not giving him the chance to take care of all our needs.
  • John wesly gongalla
    secret prayer, secret alms, store up riches in heaven,heavenly father knows what we need of....loved reading it....
  • Ebonyhill
    That's a good Scripture
  • Peter
    Every Child with reading ability should learn to recite the lord's prayer from a very early age. It will have such a possitive impact in their daily lives. God bless!

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