Luke 12:30
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New International Version
For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.

New Living Translation
These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.

English Standard Version
For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

Berean Study Bible
For the nations of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

Berean Literal Bible
for all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you have need of these.

New American Standard Bible
"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.

King James Bible
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Gentile world eagerly seeks all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

International Standard Version
because it is the unbelievers who are concerned about all these things. Surely your Father knows that you need them!

NET Bible
For all the nations of the world pursue these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

New Heart English Bible
For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For all the people of the world are seeking these things, for your Father knows that these things are necessary for you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone in the world is concerned about these things, but your Father knows you need them.

New American Standard 1977
“For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For all these things do the Gentiles of the world seek after, and your Father knows that ye have need of these things.

King James 2000 Bible
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

American King James Version
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

American Standard Version
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these things.

Darby Bible Translation
for all these things do the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that ye have need of these things;

English Revised Version
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Webster's Bible Translation
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Weymouth New Testament
For though the nations of the world pursue these things, as for you, your Father knows that you need them.

World English Bible
For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.

Young's Literal Translation
for all these things do the nations of the world seek after, and your Father hath known that ye have need of these things;
Study Bible
Do Not Worry
29And do not be concerned about what you will eat or drink. Do not worry about it. 30For the nations of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added unto you.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:8
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

Luke 12:29
And do not be concerned about what you will eat or drink. Do not worry about it.

Luke 12:31
But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added unto you.
Treasury of Scripture

For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

all.

Matthew 5:47 And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? …

Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly …

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Thessalonians 4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1 Peter 4:2-4 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

your.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to …

Matthew 6:1,8,32 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: …

Matthew 10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that …

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my …

For all these things do the nations of the world seek after,.... That is, the Gentiles, as in Matthew 6:32 who are frequently, in the Jewish writings, called, in distinction from the Jews, , "the nations of the world" (s). This is an argument used to dissuade from an immediate and anxious concern for food and raiment, because it is Heathenish, and therefore very unbecoming the disciples and followers of Christ: it need not be wondered at in those that know not God, and do not acknowledge his providence, and are strangers to his covenant and promises; but must be very unsuitable to the characters of such who know that godliness has the promise of this life, and of that which is to come:

and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things; and therefore it is needless to be so anxious about them: the Persic version reads, "all these things", and so some copies; that is, meat, drink, and clothing, all the necessaries of life; See Gill on Matthew 6:32.

(s) Vid. T. Bab. Gittin, fol. 28. 2. & 29. 12:22-40 Christ largely insisted upon this caution not to give way to disquieting, perplexing cares, Mt 6:25-34. The arguments here used are for our encouragement to cast our care upon God, which is the right way to get ease. As in our stature, so in our state, it is our wisdom to take it as it is. An eager, anxious pursuit of the things of this world, even necessary things, ill becomes the disciples of Christ. Fears must not prevail; when we frighten ourselves with thoughts of evil to come, and put ourselves upon needless cares how to avoid it. If we value the beauty of holiness, we shall not crave the luxuries of life. Let us then examine whether we belong to this little flock. Christ is our Master, and we are his servants; not only working servants, but waiting servants. We must be as men that wait for their lord, that sit up while he stays out late, to be ready to receive him. In this Christ alluded to his own ascension to heaven, his coming to call his people to him by death, and his return to judge the world. We are uncertain as to the time of his coming to us, we should therefore be always ready. If men thus take care of their houses, let us be thus wise for our souls. Be ye therefore ready also; as ready as the good man of the house would be, if he knew at what hour the thief would come.
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