Luke 12:29
New International Version
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.

New Living Translation
"And don't be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don't worry about such things.

English Standard Version
And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.

Berean Study Bible
And do not be concerned about what you will eat or drink. Do not worry about it.

Berean Literal Bible
And you, do not seek what you might eat, and what you might drink, and do not be in suspense;

New American Standard Bible
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.

King James Bible
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't strive for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don't be anxious.

Contemporary English Version
Don't keep worrying about having something to eat or drink.

Good News Translation
"So don't be all upset, always concerned about what you will eat and drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don't be anxious.

International Standard Version
"So stop concerning yourselves about what you will eat or what you will drink, and stop being distressed,

NET Bible
So do not be overly concerned about what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things.

New Heart English Bible
Do not seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You should not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, neither should your mind be distracted by these things.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Don't concern yourself about what you will eat or drink, and quit worrying about these things.

New American Standard 1977
“And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye high minded.

King James 2000 Bible
And seek you not what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be of anxious mind.

American King James Version
And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.

American Standard Version
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye, seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, and be not in anxiety;

English Revised Version
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Webster's Bible Translation
And seek ye not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Weymouth New Testament
"Therefore, do not be asking what you are to eat nor what you are to drink; and do not waver between hope and fear.

World English Bible
Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye -- seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense,
Study Bible
Do Not Worry
28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith! 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:31
Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

Luke 12:30
For the nations of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

Treasury of Scripture

And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.

seek.

Luke 12:22
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

Luke 10:7,8
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house…

Luke 22:35
And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

neither, etc.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

{do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

be concerned about
ζητεῖτε (zēteite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

you will eat
φάγητε (phagēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

[or]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

drink.
πίητε (piēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4095: To drink, imbibe. A prolonged form of pio, which poo occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe.

{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

worry about [it].
μετεωρίζεσθε (meteōrizesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3349: From a compound of meta and a collateral form of airo or perhaps rather aer; to raise in mid-air, i.e. suspend.
Verse 29. - And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink. Again, after the moving, touching words we have been commenting on, does the Lord return to the pressing injunction with which he began his lessons to his disciples upon the parable of the "rich fool." Trouble not yourselves about your eating and drinking. This repeated insistence of the Master upon this point in the future lives of his disciples has evidently a deeper significance than a mere injunction to cast all their care on him, and not to be over-anxious about their poor earthly maintenance. This was, of course, the first lesson they had to learn from these words; but beneath all this they could, and no doubt often in later days did, read in the words a clear expression of their dear Lord's will in favor of the utmost simplicity in all matters of food and drink. His own must be marked men here, ever frugal and temperate even to abstemiousness. It is a grave question whether his Church has ever fully grasped the Master's meaning here. Neither be ye of doubtful mind; literally, do not toss about like boats in the offing (so Dr. Farrar very happily). The word is not found elsewhere in New Testament writers, but it is known in classic writers. Its use here is one of the many signs of St. Luke's high culture. 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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