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 6:33

  • Carolyn Huff for verse 33
    Repent and seek salvation. .......and with that comes the full care and provision of God.
  • To seek the King and how He operates. His way is the right way. The condition is if we do it His way and keep Him first we wont have to go after things.
  • Charles for verse 33
    It means doing away with earthly things and self edified wisdom but casting all your burden on God almighty because in Him we are complete
  • Shemdoe,Stanley for verse 33
    God created us for his own purpose and we are not the one to decide on how to live, to act and behave.So seeking first the kingdom of God is drawing our selves closer to God James 4:8 and he will be closer to us,then we shall know his will and act accordingly.This is the basic issue in christian life.Other things we need will be granted to us as additions. Don 't seek for addition,seek for a basic thing.
  • Billcody for verse 33
    This verse i gain more
  • Seek to do His will first, seek to know His Son who is also His righteousness, read and meditate on the word, and whatever else it takes through the power of God the Holy Spirit because we cannot do this on our own and as we do, He will furnish us with whatever and all we would otherwise have been focused our attention on getting or accomplishing.