22 And he said unto his disciples, ‘Because of this, to you I say, Be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat; nor for the body, what ye may put on; 23the life is more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing.
24 ‘Consider the ravens, that they sow not, nor reap, to which there is no barn nor storehouse, and God doth nourish them; how much better are ye than the fowls? 25and who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit? 26If, then, ye are not able for the least—why for the rest are ye anxious?
27 ‘Consider the lilies, how do they grow? they labour not, nor do they spin, and I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these; 28and if the herbage in the field, that to-day is, and to-morrow into an oven is cast, God doth so clothe, how much more you—ye of little faith?
29 ‘And ye—seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense, 30for all these things do the nations of the world seek after, and your Father hath known that ye have need of these things; 31but, seek ye the reign of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
32 ‘Fear not, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign; 33sell your goods, and give alms, make to yourselves bags that become not old, a treasure unfailing in the heavens, where thief doth not come near, nor moth destroy; 34for where your treasure is, there also your heart will be.
35 ‘Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning, 36and ye like to men waiting for their lord, when he shall return out of the wedding feasts, that he having come and knocked, immediately they may open to him.
37 ‘Happy those servants, whom the lord, having come, shall find watching; verily I say to you, that he will gird himself, and will cause them to recline (at meat), and having come near, will minister to them; 38and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find it so, happy are those servants.
39 ‘And this know, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief doth come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through; 40and ye, then, become ye ready, because at the hour ye think not, the Son of Man doth come.’
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