Luke 12:25
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English Standard Version
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

King James Bible
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

American Standard Version
And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto the measure of his life?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit?

English Revised Version
And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit unto his stature?

Webster's Bible Translation
And which of you by solicitude can add to his stature one cubit?

Weymouth New Testament
And which of you is able by anxious thought to add a moment to his life?

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Stature (ἡλικίαν)

The original meaning of the word is time of life, age. So, commonly, in classical Greek. See, also, John 9:21, John 9:23; Hebrews 11:11. The other meaning, stature, also occurs. Herodotus speaks of one who was of the same height (ἡλικιήν) with another (3:16). But both the usage and the connection are in favor of the meaning age. A measure of time is sometimes represented by a measure of length, as in Psalm 39:5; but, most of all, the addition of a cubit (a foot and a half) to one's stature would not be a small one, as the text implies (that which is least), but a very large one. Moreover, Christ is speaking of food and clothing, the object of which is to foster and prolong life. Rev., age, in margin.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

Matthew 5:36 Neither shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?

Cross References
Psalm 39:5
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Matthew 6:27
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Luke 12:26
If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

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