Matthew 6:28 Why are you anxious about clothing?Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow.They don’t toil, neither do they spin.

My lily of the valley is hand drawn and colored in pastels. Lisa

Bible usage :

Jesus told his followers not to worry about food, because even the birds are provided for by God. In this verse Jesus presents the example of the lilies, who also do no labor. Spin in this verse is a reference to spinning of thread a labor-intensive but necessary part of making clothing. Spinning was traditionally women’s work, something made explicit in Luke’s version of this verse. This then is one of the few pieces of evidence that Jesus’ message is meant equally for women as for men

Modern quote :

In “The Trouble with Tribbles“, the 44th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek (episode first aired December 29, 1967), Mr. Spock, referring to the tribbles, which were small furry un-sentient creatures that did nothing but eat and procreate, says “They remind me of the lilies of the field. They toil not, neither do they spin. But they seem to eat a great deal. I see no practical use for them.

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