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Luke 12:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And seek not ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And seek ye not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And *ye*, seek not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, and be not in anxiety;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye, therefore, be not seeking what ye shall eat and what ye shall drink, and be not held in suspense;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And ye—seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And seeke not yee what yee shall eate, or what ye shall drinke, neither be ye of doubtfull minde.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And seek you not what you shall eat, and what you shall drink; nor let your mind be distracted for these:
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And inquire not, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor let your mind wander upon these things.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
seek 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
ὑμεῖς
humeis
{hoo-mice'}
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
what 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
ye shall eat, 5315
{5315} Prime
φάγω
phago
{fag'-o}
A primary verb (used as an alternate of G2068 in certain tenses); to eat (literally or figuratively).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
what 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
ye shall drink, 4095
{4095} Prime
πίνω
pino
{pee'-no}
The first is a prolonged form of the second, which (together with the third form) occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses; to imbibe (literally or figuratively).
z5632
<5632> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 449
y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
neither 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
be ye of doubtful mind. 3349
{3349} Prime
μετεωρίζω
meteorizo
{met-eh-o-rid'-zo}
From a compound of G3326 and a collateral form of G0142 or perhaps rather of G0109 (compare 'meteor'); to raise in mid-air, that is, (figuratively) suspend (passively fluctuate or be anxious).
z5744
<5744> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 48
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:22-31.


Luke 12:29

_ _ of doubtful, etc. — unsettled mind; put off your balance.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:22-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 12:29

Neither be ye of a doubtful mind — The word in the original signifies, any speculations or musings in which the mind fluctuates, or is suspended (like meteors in the air) in an uneasy hesitation.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 12:29

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither (i) be ye of doubtful mind.

(i) A metaphor taken of things that hang in the air, for those that care too much for this worldly life, and rely upon the arm of man, always have wavering and doubtful minds, swaying sometimes this way, and sometimes that way.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
seek:

Luke 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Luke 10:7-8 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. ... And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
Luke 22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

neither:
etc. or, live not in careful suspense
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