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

  • Allen
    The Lord's Prayer teaches us not to be selfish in our prayers,i.e making a prayer that is too much self centered without giving praise to God for his glory.
  • Teresa
    Given honor to God daily comfort him believe in what have Putin my heart to do and say...
  • Andersom Mansel
    Lent is in the bible 7 times in ex 12:36, Deut 23; 13, 1st Sam 1 : 28, 1st Sam 2:20, Jer 15:10.
  • UtahMcBride
    Lent: As it is true that the New Test. doesn't set aside times or seasons to fast, it doesn't prohibit the church from fasting together, either. It is interesting that Jesus switches between singular "thou" to plural "ye" when talking about fasting: I think he is addressing the church, not just the individual. He isn't teaching absolute secrecy but rather a quiet attitude. Lent isn't bad or good.
  • Seeking
    Hi Jenny when taking about God it best to use Capital letters for He , Jesus so on when referring to Him it respectful and show Jesus is all powerful so confess and repent it to Jesus and change then all wrongs and it would be ok
  • BSP
    Verse 33 shows that we need to put Jehovah God first in our lives. Material things have their place, but not first place.

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