New Living Translation
And if worry can't accomplish a little thing like that, what's the use of worrying over bigger things?
King James Bible
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Darby Bible Translation
If therefore ye cannot do even what is least, why are ye careful about the rest?
World English Bible
If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
Young's Literal Translation
If, then, ye are not able for the least -- why for the rest are ye anxious?
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'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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"Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
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