Sunday, May 24, 2009

Matthew 6:19-34

Here's my translation of Matthew 6:19-34. Please critique.

19 "Do not treasure for y o urselves treasures on earth, where moth and eating destroy and where thieves dig through and steal; 20 but treasure for y o urselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor eating destroys and where thieves neither dig through nor steal; 21 For where y o ur treasure is, there y o ur heart will also be.

22 "The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in you is darkness, how great must the darkness be?

24 "No one is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will cling to the one and he will despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

25 "On account of this I am saying to y o u, do not be anxious about y o ur life, what y o u will eat and what y o u will drink, nor about y o ur body, what you will wear; life is more than food and the body more than clothing, aren't they? 26 Look at the birds of the sky, for they neither sow nor harvest nor gather into barns, and y o ur heavenly Father feeds them; y o u are worth much more than they, aren't y o u? 27 And Who of y o u by being anxious is able add to his journey of days one cubit? 28 And why are y o u anxious about clothing? Learn well the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither labor nor spin; 29 but I am saying to y o u that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these! 30 Now, if God thus clothes the grass of the field, even though it exists today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, by how much more will he not clothe y o u,       y o u little-faiths? 31 Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' 32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; for your heavenly Father has known that y o u need all these things. 33 But seek first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to y o u.   34 Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious about the things of itself; sufficient for the day is its own wickedness.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

no mistakes that we could see - just very well done translating....Love Mom and Dad