Matthew 6:27

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Which of you by taking thought, can adde one cubite vnto his stature?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And who of you by being worried can add a {single} hour to his life?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller?
- Basic English Bible

But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one cubit?
- Darby Bible

Which of you by anxious care can add one cubit to his stature?
- Webster's Bible

Which of you by being over-anxious can add a single foot to his height?
- Weymouth Bible

Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan?
- World English Bible

But who of you thenkynge mai putte to his stature o cubit?
- Wycliffe Bible

`And who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:27


6:27 And which of you - If you are ever so careful, can even add a moment to your own life thereby? This seems to be far the most easy and natural sense of the words.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:27


Mt 6:27 Which of you by being anxious, etc. There can hardly be a doubt that this ought to be rendered, "add one cubit to his age", or period of life. The idea is: "What is the use of anxiety? Who, by his anxiety, can add anything to life's journey"? If it is proper to speak of "'length' of life", it is also appropriate to speaking of adding a cubit to its length.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWNSELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM 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 ***** PRAY AND ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:12 LET NOT SIN THERFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY THAT YOU SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS THEREOF --6:16--KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --HE-- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS-- OF THIS LIFE 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY*****JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT*****IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL*****
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 4:4 AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM SAYING IT IS WRITTEN THAT MAN --SHALL NOT LIVE-- BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --SENT HIM--TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Lou
    Ana d..it is sometimes hard to love people, and if our standing in Heaven was decided by what we do, and think, we would all surely fail, the Kingdom of Heaven will be yours, not because of yourself, but because of Christ alone, ..let no man boast that he is able to earn Heaven, none are able. Believe in Him with your heart, and be saved. Jesus said many times "Do not be afraid".
  • Jeff Berry
    Ana d, no doubt every time someone reads your post they will say a prayer for you! We should all be as burdened as you are. In fact, your burden makes me think that you are going to be okay. Blessings my friend!

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