I’m doing my Lent and Easter reading of the Gospels in The Kingdom New Testament, a new translation by N. T. Wright. It always amazes me how a different translation can help me see scripture with fresh eyes. I’ve included verses 31-33 for context. This is in the part of Matthew’s Gospel known as the Sermon on the Mount, so Jesus is speaking:
“So don’t worry away with your ‘What’ll we eat?’ and ‘What’ll we drink?’ and ‘What’ll we wear?’ Those are all the kinds of things the Gentiles fuss about, and your heavenly father knows you need them all. Instead, make your top priority God’s kingdom and his way of life, and all these things will be given to you as well.” — Matthew 7:31-33. In The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation of the New Testament. Translated by N. T. Wright. New York: HarperOne, 2011.