Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But lay vp for your selues treasures in heauen, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, & where theeues doe not breake thorow, nor steale.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But make a store for yourselves in heaven, where it will not be turned to dust and where thieves do not come in to take it away:
- Basic English Bible

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;
- Darby Bible

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
- Webster's Bible

But amass wealth for yourselves in Heaven, where neither the moth nor wear-and-tear destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
- Weymouth Bible

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;
- World English Bible

but gadere to you tresouris in heuene, where nether ruste ne mouyte distrieth, and where theues deluen not out, ne stelen.
- Wycliffe Bible

but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:20


Mt 6:20 Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. This is the only way to save our wealth. It is a positive precept. Our wealth must be consecrated to God and used as his work demands. Wealth used for doing good is treasure laid up in heaven.

Discussion for Matthew 6:20

  • MockingBird for verse 20
    I am to lay up treasures in heaven. What is going to be in heaven ? Jesus : God : Holy Spirit : God 's word : Angels : Beautiful surroundings : Love : Joy : Peace : Etc : What I receive from my Lord God in this life and what I do for Him in this life and how I conduct my manner of life in this life is what I will receive in heaven : if I do that which us evil in God 's sight here I lose reward in heaven : So I must endeavor to do that which is right !!!!
  • Maureen Williams for verse 20
    God in his great love towards us is not saying to us we should not save for a rainy day what we re to do is to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness live our lives giving glory to God and nothing will be able to take away from the blessings of the rewards in heaven
  • MockingBird for verse 20
    Andre s comment says it all This life we have now is only temporal Life with the Lord God is eternal What I do now in this life is what I will receive in Heaven I will lay up treasure in heaven That is all that will matter I was told by a dear friend that the dash between the birth and death on a headstone will tell their story Praise God forever more
  • Chris C for verse 20
    MT 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
  • Laying up treasures in heaven is not synonymous with staying away and losing interest in life endeavors,. While the word of GOD condemns slothfulness, laziness, it urges us to do things heartily as to the lord and not men (Colossians 3:23,24), which means we are called to excel (give the best we can) in all we do; including business and profession… However, we are warned against dishonesty, greed, love of money, selfishness and all excess that life tends to drive us in. In doing things heartily, obeying the lord, we are laying up treasures for ourselves in heaven….