Matthew 6:32

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 6:32

(For after all these things doe the Gentiles seeke:) for your heauenly father knoweth that ye haue neede of all these things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because the Gentiles go in search of all these things: for your Father in heaven has knowledge that you have need of all these things:
- Basic English Bible

for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.
- Darby Bible

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
- Webster's Bible

For all these are questions that Gentiles are always asking; but your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things--all of them.
- Weymouth Bible

For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
- World English Bible

For hethene men seken alle these thingis; and youre fadir woot, that ye han nede to alle these thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

for all these do the nations seek for, for your heavenly Father doth know that ye have need of all these;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 6:32

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:32


6:30 The grass of the field - is a general expression, including both herbs and flowers. Into the still - This is the natural sense of the passage. For it can hardly be supposed that grass or flowers should be thrown into the oven the day after they were cut down. Neither is it the custom in the hottest countries, where they dry fastest, to heat ovens with them. If God so clothe - The word properly implies, the putting on a complete dress, that surrounds the body on all sides; and beautifully expresses that external membrane, which (like the skin in a human body) at once adorns the tender fabric of the vegetable, and guards it from the injuries of the weather. Every microscope in which a flower is viewed gives a lively comment on this text.

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.

6:33 Seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness - Singly aim at this, that God, reigning in your heart, may fill it with the righteousness above described. And indeed whosoever seeks this first, will soon come to seek this only.

6:34 The morrow shall take thought for itself - That is, he careful for the morrow when it comes. The evil thereof - Speaking after the manner of men. But all trouble is, upon the whole, a real good. It is good physic which God dispenses daily to his children, according to the need and the strength of each.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:32


Mt 6:32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek. This worldliness, anxiety, and distrust, might do in heathen, who have no knowledge of a heavenly Father, but you have a heavenly Father, and he knows that ye "need of all these things".

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