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

  • 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
  • Angie
    It makes me surrender more to god, seek the kingdom of heaven in all his righteous and these things will be added unto you, takes away my worry and anxiety!

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