Luke 12:31
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New International Version
But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

New Living Translation
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

English Standard Version
Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

New American Standard Bible
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

King James Bible
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you.

International Standard Version
Instead, be concerned about his kingdom, and these things will be provided for you as well.

NET Bible
Instead, pursue his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“However, seek The Kingdom of God, and all these things are added to you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rather, be concerned about his kingdom. Then these things will be provided for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

American King James Version
But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you.

American Standard Version
Yet seek ye his kingdom, and these things shall be added unto you.

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

Darby Bible Translation
but seek his kingdom, and [all] these things shall be added to you.

English Revised Version
Howbeit seek ye his kingdom, and these things shall be added unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Weymouth New Testament
But make His Kingdom the object of your pursuit, and these things shall be given you in addition.

World English Bible
But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.

Young's Literal Translation
but, seek ye the reign of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God,.... The Vulgate Latin version adds, "first", as also, "and his righteousness", as in Matthew 6:33 and the Ethiopic version reads, "seek his kingdom and righteousness" meaning either the grace of God, which is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, Romans 14:17 or the heavenly glory; unless the Gospel, and the dispensation of it, which is the Messiah's kingdom, and which was then just ushering in, should rather be intended.

And all these things shall be added unto you; food and raiment, which are as much as can be enjoyed; and godliness with these, and contentment with them, is great gain; See Gill on Matthew 6:33.



Luke 12:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
Do Not Worry
30"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. 31"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

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