The Cure for Anxiety

25 (A)For this reason I say to you, [a]do not be (B)worried about your [b]life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 (C)Look at the birds of the [c]air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being (D)worried can (E)add a single [d]hour to his [e]life? 28 And why are you (F)worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even (G)Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the (H)grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? (I)You of little faith! 31 Do not (J)worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for (K)your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But [f]seek first [g]His kingdom and His righteousness, and (L)all these things will be [h]added to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:25 Or stop being worried
  2. Matthew 6:25 Lit soul
  3. Matthew 6:26 Lit heaven
  4. Matthew 6:27 Lit cubit (approx 18 in.)
  5. Matthew 6:27 Or height
  6. Matthew 6:33 Or continually seek
  7. Matthew 6:33 Or the kingdom
  8. Matthew 6:33 Or provided

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