What does Matthew 6:33 convey?

Scripture (KJV)

[Beginning at verse 31 for context] “31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:31-33, KJV)


“Remember the former days, and how they were brought about; and the way we should live will become clear.” (Matthew 3:33)



  • Perceive by smell; imagine; imitate; remember


  • the


  • first in rank or order; in the beginning; former days;

the kingdom of God

  • [the] heaven
    • (Specifically as written in, Genesis 1:1, KJV)

and his righteousness

  • and the earth; judgements; viewpoint; perspective; way of being
    • (Specifically as written in, Genesis 1:1, KJV)

these things

  • the way we should live. See preceding verses, Matthew 6:31
  • “What shall we eat?
    • Eat = preoccupy yourself with
  • What shall we drink?
    • Drink = absorb/retain
  • Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
    • clothes = [uncertain, perhaps] purpose/essence/body/name/weight/fat/flesh/cause” (KJV)

shall be

  • will be(come)

added unto you

  • add up to you; be understood by you