Matthew 6:31

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eate? or, what shall we drinke? or wherewithall shall wee be clothed?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then do not be full of care, saying, What are we to have for food or drink? or, With what may we be clothed?
- Basic English Bible

Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we put on?
- Darby Bible

Therefore be not anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or, with what shall we be clothed?
- Webster's Bible

Do not be over-anxious, therefore, asking `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?'
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?'
- World English Bible

Therfor nyle ye be bisi, seiynge, What schulen we ete? or, What schulen we drinke? or, With what thing schulen we be keuered?
- Wycliffe Bible

therefore ye may not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we put round?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:31


6:31 Therefore take not thought - How kind are these precepts! The substance of which is only this, Do thyself no harm! Let us not be so ungrateful to him, nor so injurious to ourselves, as to harass and oppress our minds with that burden of anxiety, which he has so graciously taken off. Every verse speaks at once to the understanding, and to the heart. We will not therefore indulge these unnecessary, these useless, these mischievous cares. We will not borrow the anxieties and distresses of the morrow, to aggravate those of the present day. Rather we will cheerfully repose ourselves on that heavenly Father, who knows we have need of these things; who has given us the life, which is more than meat, and the body, which is more than raiment. And thus instructed in the philosophy of our heavenly Master, we will learn a lesson of faith and cheer. fulness from every bird of the air, and every flower of the field.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:31


Mt 6:31 Therefore take no thought Have no anxiety over the question of food and raiment. Do your duty, with a full trust in God that he will see that you do not lack for these things.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Wayne
    Vv. 3,4, relieves the Christian of the concern of the affairs in this world, in our lives. The Lord will take care of our future, as He has promised.
  • J murph
    thank you Matt Henry, 1710! that was Matthew 6:33-34 was the exact chapther
  • Steve morrow
    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----6:21 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR --- HEART --- BE ALSO PROVERBS 15:6 IN THE HOUSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS MUCH TREASURE BUT IN THE REVENUES OF THE WICKED IS TROUBLE
  • Eva N. Walker
    I think that it is from God and it`s all powerful and anointed. AMEN!!!
  • Andy
    Just as Jehovah God forgives us of our sins, we want to show a forgiving attitude towards people.
  • Wayne
    Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust obey.

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