New International Version
For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.
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.
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;
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The nations of the world seek after - Or, earnestly seek, επιζητει from επι above, over, and ζητεω, I seek; to seek one thing after another, to be continually and eagerly coveting. This is the employment of the nations of this world, utterly regardless of God and eternity! It is the essence of heathenism to live only for this life; and it is the property of Christianity to lead men to live here in reference to another and better world. Reader! how art thou living?
Dr. Lightfoot observes on this place, that κοσμος, the world, and αιων, world or age, have a meaning in the sacred writings which they have not in profane authors. Αιων has relation to the Jewish ages, and κοσμος to the ages that are not Jewish: hence, by συντελεια του αιωνος, Matthew 24:3, is meant the end of the Jewish age or world: and προ χρονων αιωνιων, Titus 1:2, means before the Jewish world began; and hence it is that the term world is very often, in the New Testament, to be understood only of the Gentiles.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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).
October the Nineteenth Ready!
True Harvest Joy.
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.
But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
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