New International Version
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
King James Bible
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Darby Bible Translation
for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.
World English Bible
For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Young's Literal Translation
for all these do the nations seek for, for your heavenly Father doth know that ye have need of all these;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For after all these things do the Gentiles seek - The fifth reason against solicitude about the future is - that to concern ourselves about these wants with anxiety, as if there was no such thing as a providence in the world; with great affection towards earthly enjoyments, as if we expected no other; and without praying to God or consulting his will, as if we could do any thing without him: this is to imitate the worst kind of heathens, who live without hope, and without God in the world.
Seek - Επιζητει from επι, intensive, and ζητεω, I seek, to seek intensely, earnestly, again and again: the true characteristic of the worldly man; his soul is never satisfied - give! give! is the ceaseless language of his earth-born heart.
Your heavenly Father knoweth, etc. - The sixth reason against this anxiety about the future is - because God, our heavenly Father, is infinite in wisdom, and knows all our wants. It is the property of a wise and tender father to provide necessaries, and not superfluities, for his children. Not to expect the former is an offense to his goodness; to expect the latter is injurious to his wisdom.
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Eversley. 1871. Matthew vi. 34. "Take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Scholars will tell you that the words "take no thought" do not exactly express our Lord's meaning in this text. That they should rather stand, "Be not anxious about to-morrow." And doubtless they are right on the whole. But the truth is, that we have no word in English which exactly expresses the Greek word which St Matthew …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
August 27. "Take no Thought for Your Life" (Matt. vi. 25).
'Forgive us Our Debts'
'Lead us not into Temptation'
Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life.'"
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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