11. Warning Not to Be Covetous
13 And someone out of the crowd said to Him, Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.
14 But He said to him, Man, awho appointed Me a judge or a divider over you?
15 And He said to them, aWatch and guard yourself from all bcovetousness, for no one's life is in the abundance of his possessions.
16 And He told them a parable, saying, The land of a certain arich man brought forth abundantly.
17 And he reasoned in himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have no place where I may gather my 1crops?
18 And he said, I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather there all my wheat and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many ayears; rest, beat, drink, be merry.
20 But God said to him, aFoolish one, this night 1they are requiring your bsoul from you; and the things which you have cprepared, dwhose will they be?
21 So is he who stores up atreasure for himself and is not 1brich toward God.
22 1And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, Do not be aanxious for your 2life, what you should eat; nor for your body, what you should put on;
23 For the life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
24 Consider the aravens. They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; yet God nourishes them. How much bmore valuable are you than the birds!
25 And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his stature?
26 If then you cannot do even the least, why are you anxious about the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow; they do not toil nor even spin thread; but I tell you, Not even aSolomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.
28 Now if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is here today and tomorrow is cast into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, you of alittle faith!
29 And you, do not seek what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and do not 1be aunsettled.
30 For all these things the Gentiles of the world are anxiously seeking, but your Father knows that you aneed these things.
31 However, seek His akingdom, and these things shall be badded to you.
32 Do not abe afraid, little bflock, because your Father has been cwell pleased to give you the 1dkingdom.
33 aSell your possessions and bgive alms; make for yourselves purses which do not become old, an unfailing 1treasure in the heavens, where thief does not come near nor even moth corrupts;
34 For where your treasure is, there also your 1aheart will be.