Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But seeke ye first the kingdome of God, and his righteousnesse, and all these things shalbe added vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition.
- Basic English Bible

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
- Darby Bible

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
- Webster's Bible

But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition.
- Weymouth Bible

But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.
- World English Bible

Therfor seke ye first the kyngdom of God, and his riytfulnesse, and alle these thingis shulen be cast to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:33


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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:33


Mt 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God. The promise is made that if we seek it first, and its righteousness, all earthly wants will be supplied. The condition demands, (1) That we seek the kingdom "first" in point of time. Some propose to secure a competence, and after they have gained it, they will serve God. (2) We must make it "first" in importance. Everything else must give way before its demands. (3) It must be "first" in our affections, have our whole hearts. We must "love the Lord our God with the whole heart" (Mt 22:37). His righteousness. The righteousness that God bestows upon those who are in the Kingdom, Christ's righteousness, the forgiveness of sins in his name.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • BSP
    Verses 22, 23: Jesus here contrasted a simple eye and an evil eye. A simple eye is focused on serving God but an evil eye is focused on selfish things.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: This shows that forgiveness is not automatic. We must forgive others in order to gain God's forgiveness.
  • 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.