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

  • Mikey
    Jesus wanted people to place their hope elsewhere rather than in materialistic things. He wanted them to rely on the Source of lasting riches—Jehovah God. And we should want to also rely on Jehovah God rather than things we can not trust.
  • Andy
    Matthew 6 guides us in our relationship with Christ. God wants a personal relationship not for public display, but a personal relatinship with us. The things that we do should be done because of our love for God and not for public display. The world may see our good works but our good works should be done to glorify God
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.