Luke 12:29

“And seeke not yee what yee shall eate, or what ye shall drinke, neither be ye of doubtfull minde.”

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Other Translations

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
- King James Version

"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not give overmuch thought to your food and drink, and let not your mind be full of doubts.
- Basic English Bible

And *ye*, seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, and be not in anxiety;
- Darby Bible

And seek ye not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore, do not be asking what you are to eat nor what you are to drink; and do not waver between hope and fear.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.
- World English Bible

And nyle ye seke, what ye schulen ete, or what ye schulen drynke; and nyle ye be reisid an hiy.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And ye -- seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:29


12:29 Neither be ye of a doubtful mind - The word in the original signifies, any speculations or musings in which the mind fluctuates, or is suspended (like meteors in the air) in an uneasy hesitation.


Discussion for Luke 12

  • Stephen Botts
    Verse 25: "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?"

    This does not mean adding height. This means that by taking thought, you cannot prolong your life. You can't add one second to your life, so the Lord Jesus warns us to be ready always.
  • A disciple
    "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" The thoughts of men are that their possessions and wealth make their greatness: and so idolatry is one of the root sins and causes of all evil in the world. Neither our possessions nor our vain thinking makes us anything more than men.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?
  • BSP
    Verse 34: What we truly treasure in life is where our heart is. In our heart we will want to pursue that treasure.

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