Luke 12:22

“And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto his disciples, Therefore I say vnto you, Take no thought for your life what yee shall eate, neither for the body what yee shall put on.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about {your} life, {as to} what you will eat; nor for your body, {as to} what you will put on.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for `your' life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to his disciples, For this reason I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about what food you will take, or for your body, how it may be clothed.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to his disciples, For this cause I say unto you, Be not careful for life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on.
- Darby Bible

And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
- Webster's Bible

Then turning to His disciples He said, "For this reason I say to you, `Dismiss all anxious care for your lives, inquiring what you are to eat, and for your bodies, what you are to put on.'
- Weymouth Bible

He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hise disciplis, Therfor Y seie to you, nyle ye be bisy to youre lijf, what ye schulen ete, nether to youre bodi, with what ye schulen be clothid.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said unto his disciples, `Because of this, to you I say, Be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat; nor for the body, what ye may put on;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:22


12:22 #Mt 6:25|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:22


Lu 12:22-31 Be not anxious for your life. These verses are found in almost the same words in Mt 6:24-34. See notes there.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • A disciple
    Avigayil; You bring up a very important point; which, unfortunately, is too much neglected in the most elementary teaching of Christians. A parable is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point (Collins Dictionary). Jesus said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?"
  • Avigayil
    For me, the verses do contain hidden meaning. They are parables. They weren't meant for everyone to understand. The disciples had to have the words you are reading revealed to them. They had to ask Yeshua what they meant. The Word is "living and active"...we need to ask Him to reveal these hidden treasures to us as well. See Jeremiah 33:3, and then 1 Thess 5:1-9. What times and seasons?
  • A disciple
    "Fear not, little flock for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." The last day of the year is here once more and with it the last Chapters of our M'Cheyne's Daily Bible Reading Calendar: 2 Chronicles 36 Revelation 22 Malachi 4 John 21. Each of these Chapters marks a distinct dividing of times, yet nothing that indicates a finality or end altogether. For our God and all His ways are eternal. The things we know and experience feel like they will be this way forever and we can only imagine what might happen if they were changed or gone. But God makes everything perfect and the earth shall in due time be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea and all the world shall praise His wonderful works and terrible doings toward the children of men, when His finished plan is brought completely to light in its perfection. In the meantime, He deals with us with gentleness and pity, little by little bringing about His will in us, and in the world, according to what we can bear, and as the times require judging and having mercy, to keep the wicked from his evil imagination, and letting the righteous grow in grace and knowledge and maturity in the Spirit. Every time has its purpose according to Him that makes all things and proves us by His Word.
  • RSK
    "...for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." To often we wonder about the millionaires and billionaires in this world and look up to them in awe, but that is not how God looks at us. Seek God first and he will supply all our needs. What a powerful message.
  • 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.

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