Matthew 6:20
New International Version
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

New Living Translation
Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

English Standard Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Berean Study Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Berean Literal Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves do not break in nor steal.

King James Bible
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

New King James Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

New American Standard Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

NASB 1995
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

NASB 1977
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

Amplified Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal;

Christian Standard Bible
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal.

American Standard Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But place treasures for yourselves in Heaven, where neither moths nor corrosion disfigure and where thieves neither break in nor steal.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.

English Revised Version
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Good News Translation
Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust don't destroy and thieves don't break in and steal.

International Standard Version
But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,

Literal Standard Version
but treasure up to yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,

NET Bible
But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

New Heart English Bible
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves do not break through and steal;

Weymouth New Testament
But amass wealth for yourselves in Heaven, where neither the moth nor wear-and-tear destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

World English Bible
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;

Young's Literal Translation
but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Treasures in Heaven
19Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…

Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Mark 10:21
Jesus looked at him, loved him, and said to him, "There is one thing you lack: Go, sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 18:22
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

1 Timothy 6:19
treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.


Treasury of Scripture

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Isaiah 33:6
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.









(20) Treasures in heaven.--These, as in the parallel passage of Luke 12:33, are the good works, or rather the character formed by them, which follow us into the unseen world (Revelation 14:13), and are subject to no process of decay. So men are "rich in good works" (1Timothy 6:18), "rich in faith" (James 2:5), are made partakers of the "unsearchable riches of Christ and His glory" (Ephesians 3:8; Ephesians 3:16).

Verse 20. - But lay up (ver. 19, note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

store up
θησαυρίζετε (thēsaurizete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2343: To store up, treasure up, save, lay up. From thesauros; to amass or reserve.

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

treasures
θησαυροὺς (thēsaurous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2344: A store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store. From tithemi; a deposit, i.e. Wealth.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

heaven,
οὐρανῷ (ouranō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

moth
σὴς (sēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4597: A moth. Apparently of Hebrew origin; a moth.

[and]
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

rust
βρῶσις (brōsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1035: (a) abstr: eating, (b) food, a meal, (c) rust. From the base of bibrosko; eating; by extension food.

do not destroy,
ἀφανίζει (aphanizei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 853: From aphanes; to render unapparent, i.e. consume, or disappear.

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

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

thieves
κλέπται (kleptai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2812: A thief. From klepto; a stealer.

do not break in
διορύσσουσιν (dioryssousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1358: To dig through, break through. From dia and orusso; to penetrate burglariously.

[and] steal.
κλέπτουσιν (kleptousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2813: To steal. A primary verb; to filch.


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