Matthew 6:33

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But seeke ye first the kingdome of God, and his righteousnesse, and all these things shalbe added vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition.
- Basic English Bible

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
- Darby Bible

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
- Webster's Bible

But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition.
- Weymouth Bible

But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.
- World English Bible

Therfor seke ye first the kyngdom of God, and his riytfulnesse, and alle these thingis shulen be cast to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:33


6:33 Seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness - Singly aim at this, that God, reigning in your heart, may fill it with the righteousness above described. And indeed whosoever seeks this first, will soon come to seek this only.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:33


Mt 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God. The promise is made that if we seek it first, and its righteousness, all earthly wants will be supplied. The condition demands, (1) That we seek the kingdom "first" in point of time. Some propose to secure a competence, and after they have gained it, they will serve God. (2) We must make it "first" in importance. Everything else must give way before its demands. (3) It must be "first" in our affections, have our whole hearts. We must "love the Lord our God with the whole heart" (Mt 22:37). His righteousness. The righteousness that God bestows upon those who are in the Kingdom, Christ's righteousness, the forgiveness of sins in his name.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Ines Humphrey
    Love it,give me strength and motivation to do better! I read chapter 6 every night before going to sleep! A good friend of mine told me about chapter 6 and is really helps me going through hard times!
  • Esther
    Matthew 6 vs. 33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all this things shall be added unto you". If God could feed the birds of the air, how much more we humans that He created in His own image. Serving God with all we have and putting him first and everything shall be added unto us.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two masters, you will hate one and love the other" If worldly things are put first, and Jesus second, you don't understand this chapter. Turn away from idols.
  • Tunde
    The lord is great , if only people know that Jesus is the first they would not run after the things of the world because he has said " seek the kingdom of God first and every other things shall be added" but now a days people make things of the world first and Jesus the second option. May the lord forgive us all.
  • Praise God
    If your eye is single your whole body will be full of light but if your be evil your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore your light is darkness how great is that darkness. Take a little time and think about it It is a game changer if we are serious about our lives in Christ There are certain evils that we dare not participate in to keep our light light.matt 6v22
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    I like this, the Lord tells us about being materialistic and seeking attention. He is warning us, rebuking us, and trying to make is easier for us. He was telling us not to worry too much about things in this life so we can live the life he brought.