Matthew 6:33
New International Version
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

New Living Translation
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

English Standard Version
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Berean Study Bible
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Berean Literal Bible
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

King James Bible
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

New King James Version
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

New American Standard Bible
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you.

NASB 1995
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

NASB 1977
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

Amplified Bible
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.

Christian Standard Bible
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

American Standard Version
But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Contemporary English Version
But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

English Revised Version
But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Good News Translation
Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.

International Standard Version
But first be concerned about God's kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well.

Literal Standard Version
but seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these will be added to you.

NET Bible
But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

New Heart English Bible
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Weymouth New Testament
But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition.

World English Bible
But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.

Young's Literal Translation
but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Worry
32For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:13
Moreover, I will give you what you did not request--both riches and honor--so that during all your days no man in any kingdom will be your equal.

Psalm 112:3
Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 8:18
With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 10:3
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but He denies the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 28:10
He who leads the upright along the path of evil will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.

Ecclesiastes 10:2
A wise man's heart inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul longs for You in the night; indeed, my spirit seeks You at dawn. For when Your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.


Treasury of Scripture

But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

seek.

1 Kings 3:11-13
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; …

1 Kings 17:13
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

2 Chronicles 1:7-12
In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee…

the kingdom.

Matthew 3:2
And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 13:44-46
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field…

his.

Matthew 5:6
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Isaiah 45:24
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

Jeremiah 23:6
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

and all.

Matthew 19:29
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Leviticus 25:20,21
And if ye shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase: …

Psalm 34:9,10
O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him…









(33) Seek ye first the kingdom of God.--The context shows that the words point to the "seeking" of prayer, rather than of act, though the latter meaning is, of course, not excluded. What is thus to be sought is "the kingdom of God" (the change from the less personal "kingdom of heaven" is significant), the higher spiritual life in its completeness, for ourselves and for others; and with it we are to seek "His righteousness," that which, being perfect beyond the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, must be His gift to us, and therefore to be sought in prayer. One who seeks for this may well be content to leave all else in his Father's hands. Even without his asking "they shall be added unto him" in such measure as is best for him. Among the few traditional sayings ascribed to our Lord of which we can think as probably an authentic report of His teaching, is one to the same effect quoted by Origen and Clement of Alexandria," Ask great things, and little things shall be added to you: ask heavenly things, and earthly things shall be added to you."

Verse 33. - Parallel passage: Luke 12:31, which is shorter. But; i.e. in contrast to such seeking as he has just spoken cf. Our Lord at length gives a distinct promise that if God's cause is made the first aim, all the necessaries of life shall be provided. Seek ye first. The difference between ζητεῖν here and ἐπιζητεῖν in ver. 32 seems to be only that the latter points out more clearly the direction of the search. First. If the search for earthly things be put into a secondary place, it may be allowable. The kingdom of God, and his righteousness; his kingdom and his righteousness (Revised Version). "Of God" must almost certainly be omitted with א (B); cf. Westcott and Hort, 'App.' The first phrase represents rather the external, the second the internal aim. Seek ye the spread and accomplishment of God's kingdom; seek ye personal conformity to his standard of righteousness. Both thoughts are of fundamental importance for this "sermon" (kingdom, cf. Matthew 5:3, 10, 19, 20; Matthew 6:10; righteousness, especially Matthew 5:17-20), which treats essentially of the way in which the subjects of the Divine kingdom should regard the Divine righteousness and conform to it. And all these things shall be added unto you; cf. the apocryphal saying of our Lord, repeated by Origen (Clem. Alex.), "Jesus said to his disciples, Ask great things, and the small shall be added to you; and ask heavenly things, and the earthly shall be added to you" (Westcott, 'Introd.,' App. C; Resch, 'Agrapha,' p. 230, etc.; cf. also 1 Kings 3:11-14; Mark 10:29, 30; 1 Timothy 4:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

first
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

kingdom
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

God
θεοῦ (theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

righteousness,
δικαιοσύνην (dikaiosynēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1343: From dikaios; equity; specially justification.

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

all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

these things
ταῦτα (tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

will be added
προστεθήσεται (prostethēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4369: To place (put) to, add; I do again. From pros and tithemi; to place additionally, i.e. Lay beside, annex, repeat.

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


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