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Matthew 6:24-34New King James Version (NKJV)
You Cannot Serve God and Riches
24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one
and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and
despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body,
what you will put on. Is not life more than food and
the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.
30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is,
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you,
O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’
or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows
that you need all these things.
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry
about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:22-23New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy,
your whole body will be full of light;
23 but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.
If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Proverbs 20:27New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
27 The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord,
searching every inmost part.
Proverbs 28:22New King James Version (NKJV)
22 A man with an evil eye hastens after riches,
And does not consider that poverty will come upon him
2 Peter 2:14Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
14 for they have eyes always on the lookout for a woman
who will commit adultery, eyes that never stop sinning;
and they have a heart that has exercised itself in greed;
so that they seduce unstable people. What a cursed brood!
Ephesians 2:1-2New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
2 You were dead through the trespasses and sins
2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world,
following the ruler of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
Ephesians 2:5Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
5 We were spiritually dead because of all we had done against him.
But he gave us new life together with Christ.
(You have been saved by God’s grace.)
James 1:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 4:6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience]
that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
1 Corinthians 8:2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
Luke 10:26-28 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”