Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
The wording comes from the King James Version and the full verse reads: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
It implies that we should not worry about the future, since each day contains an ample burden of evils and suffering.
- "Each day has enough trouble of its own." (New American Standard Bible)
- "There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings" (Today's English Version)
Thomas Sheridan wrote a sermon upon this verse on the occasion of the death of Queen Anne. His sermon notes being dated August 1st, the date of Anne's death, he later reused it for an anniversary of the accession of King George I. Using a verse discussing the "evils" of the day on such an occasion shocked the audience; Sheridan was accused of Jacobite sympathies and lost his chaplaincy.
- Thomas Curtis (1829), The London encyclopaedia, vol. 21
- Babylonian TalmudBerakhot 9b
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- John Albert Broadus (1886), Commentary on Matthew, p. 151, ISBN 978-0-8254-2283-6
- "An Irish Bull", The Victoria history of England, Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1865