Matthew 6:20
New International Version
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

New Living Translation
Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

English Standard Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Berean Study Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Berean Literal Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves do not break in nor steal.

New American Standard Bible
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

King James Bible
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Christian Standard Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them.

Good News Translation
Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal.

International Standard Version
But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,

NET Bible
But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

New Heart English Bible
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves do not break through and steal;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But place treasures for yourselves in Heaven, where neither moths nor corrosion disfigure and where thieves neither break in nor steal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust don't destroy and thieves don't break in and steal.

New American Standard 1977
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

Jubilee Bible 2000
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal;

King James 2000 Bible
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

American King James Version
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

American Standard Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.

Darby Bible Translation
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;

English Revised Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Webster's Bible Translation
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

Weymouth New Testament
But amass wealth for yourselves in Heaven, where neither the moth nor wear-and-tear destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

World English Bible
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;

Young's Literal Translation
but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,
Study Bible
Treasures in Heaven
19Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Mark 10:21
Jesus looked at him, loved him, and said to him, "There is one thing you lack: Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 18:22
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

1 Timothy 6:19
treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Treasury of Scripture

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Isaiah 33:6
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

store up
θησαυρίζετε (thēsaurizete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2343: To store up, treasure up, save, lay up. From thesauros; to amass or reserve.

for yourselves
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

treasures
θησαυροὺς (thēsaurous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2344: A store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store. From tithemi; a deposit, i.e. Wealth.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

heaven,
οὐρανῷ (ouranō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

moth
σὴς (sēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4597: A moth. Apparently of Hebrew origin; a moth.

[and]
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

rust
βρῶσις (brōsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1035: (a) abstr: eating, (b) food, a meal, (c) rust. From the base of bibrosko; eating; by extension food.

do not destroy,
ἀφανίζει (aphanizei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 853: From aphanes; to render unapparent, i.e. consume, or disappear.

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

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

thieves
κλέπται (kleptai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2812: A thief. From klepto; a stealer.

do not break in
διορύσσουσιν (dioryssousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1358: To dig through, break through. From dia and orusso; to penetrate burglariously.

[and] steal.
κλέπτουσιν (kleptousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2813: To steal. A primary verb; to filch.
(20) Treasures in heaven.--These, as in the parallel passage of Luke 12:33, are the good works, or rather the character formed by them, which follow us into the unseen world (Revelation 14:13), and are subject to no process of decay. So men are "rich in good works" (1Timothy 6:18), "rich in faith" (James 2:5), are made partakers of the "unsearchable riches of Christ and His glory" (Ephesians 3:8; Ephesians 3:16).

Verse 20. - But lay up (ver. 19, note). 6:19-24 Worldly-mindedness is a common and fatal symptom of hypocrisy, for by no sin can Satan have a surer and faster hold of the soul, under the cloak of a profession of religion. Something the soul will have, which it looks upon as the best thing; in which it has pleasure and confidence above other things. Christ counsels to make our best things the joys and glories of the other world, those things not seen which are eternal, and to place our happiness in them. There are treasures in heaven. It is our wisdom to give all diligence to make our title to eternal life sure through Jesus Christ, and to look on all things here below, as not worthy to be compared with it, and to be content with nothing short of it. It is happiness above and beyond the changes and chances of time, an inheritance incorruptible. The worldly man is wrong in his first principle; therefore all his reasonings and actions therefrom must be wrong. It is equally to be applied to false religion; that which is deemed light is thick darkness. This is an awful, but a common case; we should therefore carefully examine our leading principles by the word of God, with earnest prayer for the teaching of his Spirit. A man may do some service to two masters, but he can devote himself to the service of no more than one. God requires the whole heart, and will not share it with the world. When two masters oppose each other, no man can serve both. He who holds to the world and loves it, must despise God; he who loves God, must give up the friendship of the world.
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