And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, 1 which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, 2 won’t he clothe you even more, 3 you people of little faith?
Ps 90:5,6; Ps 92:7; Isa 40:6-8; Mt 8:26; Mt 14:31; Mt 16:8; Mt 17:17; Mr 4:40; Mr 9:19; Lu 9:41; Lu 12:28; Joh 20:27; Heb 3:12; Jas 1:10,11; 1Pe 1:24
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1 tn Grk “grass of the field.”
2 tn Grk “into the oven.” The expanded translation “into the fire to heat the oven” has been used to avoid misunderstanding; most items put into modern ovens are put there to be baked, not burned.
sn The oven was most likely a rounded clay oven used for baking bread, which was heated by burning wood and dried grass.
3 sn The phrase even more is a typical form of rabbinic argumentation, from the lesser to the greater. If God cares for the little things, surely he will care for the more important things.