Luke 12:25
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New International Version
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?

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

Darby Bible Translation
But which of you by being careful can add to his stature one cubit?

World English Bible
Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?

Young's Literal Translation
and who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To his stature one cubit? - See on Matthew 6:27 (note).

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?

Library
October 23 Morning
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
"But God" (Luke xii. 20). What else do we really need? What else is He trying to make us understand? The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural. The one resource of faith has always been the living God, and Him alone. The children of Israel were utterly dependent upon Jehovah as they marched through the wilderness, and the one reason their foes feared them and hastened to submit themselves was that they recognized among them the shout of a King, and the presence of One compared with whom all
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Nineteenth Ready!
"Let your loins be girded about." --LUKE xii. 35-40. Loose garments can be very troublesome. An Oriental robe, if left ungirdled, entangles the feet, or is caught by the wind and hinders one's goings. And therefore the wearer binds the loose attire together with a girdle, and makes it firm and compact about his body. And loose principles can be more dangerous than loose garments. Indefinite opinions, caught by the passing wind of popular caprice, are both a peril and a burden. Many people go through
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

True Harvest Joy.
TEXT: LUKE xii. 16-21. TO-DAY the harvest thanksgiving is celebrated through out the land, and it is most fitting that it should be with all of us a day of great and joyful giving of thanks. Although there are but few among the masses of people crowded together in this as in other great cities, who have any direct share in this great business of agriculture, yet we are all aware that it is the prime source of our common prosperity; indeed, I may say, the first condition of the development of our
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Cross References
Psalm 39:5
You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Luke 12:26
Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

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