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

  • BSP
    Verse 24: we can not give Jehovah God exclusive devotion and at the same time be dedicated to gathering material things.
  • BSP
    Verse 10 shows the subjects we should make a priority in our prayers.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Thelma; It is a comfort like healing balm to read good words like yours! While so many times I am compelled to answer, reprove, rebuke and correct, many misled and obstinate who have set themselves to oppose and contradict the truth of the Glad Tidings; the good and wholesome words of the Saints are like cold waters to a thirsty soul, and so timely! The LORD bless and keep you!
  • Thelma Denson
    I read the bible to get my life right which I already pray the pray. God is a good and this chapter is a good one.
  • BettG
    A Disciple: Jesus made friends, then he made disciples of those friends ................
  • Steve morrow
    ***LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore --- and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before THE SON OF MAN *** 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power