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

  • 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
  • A disciple
    Jot; Just in case there are actually multitudes of sincere Believers with good and honest hearts; who really do think deeply about WHAT they pray; don't you think it might be a "little" arrogant to presume that praying the "Our Father" is heathen repetition? Leading the Assembly in prayer of the very words of our Lord is a good thing! Maybe you need to start praying, instead of attacking prayer.

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