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.
  • To avoid anxiety Jesus counsels us to continue giving worship of Jehovah God priority in life. Those who do so can be confident that all their daily needs will be taken care of by Jehovah God.
  • 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
  • Iab Weerawardena for verse 33
    The context points to the "seeking " of the kingdom of God and His righteousness, the higher spiritual life. By seeking for this we may well be content to leave all else in Gods hands.
  • Seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness means seeking the fullness of unmerited favour supplied to us through his atonement. He became our sin so that we could have his righteousness as a gift 2 Cor 5:21 not as something we do. We are righteous by believing Jesus made us so. Believing properly gives us all the blessings of Abraham the father of all who live by faith Gal 13:14. When we believe we have been made righteous by faith we start to live righteously and it puts us in a position to have all our needs supplied.