31 So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.
Berakhot 9bBabylonian Talmud
The Gemara proceeds to discuss the promise of redemption from Egypt that God made to Moses at the burning bush. When Moses asked God what to say when Israel asks him God’s name, “and God said to Moses: ‘I will be that I will be,’ and He said: ‘Thus you will say unto the children of Israel: I will be has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14). The Holy One, Blessed be He, told Moses to go and tell Israel: I was with you in this enslavement, and in this redemption, and I will be with you in the enslavement of the kingdoms in the future. Moses said before Him: Master of the Universe, it is enough for them to endure. Let the future suffering be endured at its appointed time. There is no need to mention their future enslavement. The Holy One, Blessed be He, agreed with Moses and said to him: Go and tell the children of Israel only that, “I will be has sent me to you.”
Notes and References
"... My dwelling on this passage is not to consider whether it is some kind of anti-Christian polemic or even an early tradition aimed at disqualifying Jewish-Christian priests from officiating in the Temple. That discussion must await another time. As Matthew 6:34, b. Berakhot 9b, and Shemot Rabbah (the midrash to Exodus) 3s.6 (Vaυera) would have it, “Each trouble is enough for its own day.” In this chapter, my immediate problem is to show how uniformly both the Talmudic Rabbis and the New Testament Jesus use the same select principles to “unpack” biblical and oral law ..."
Basser, Herbert W. "Gospel and Talmud" in Levine, Amy-Jill, et al., editors. The Historical Jesus in Context (pp. 287-288) Princeton University Press, 2009
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