Pseudepigrapha

Psalms of Solomon 5

For no man taketh spoil from a mighty man; Who, then, can take aught of a that Thou hast made, except Thou Thyself givest? For man and his portion lie before Thee in the balance; He cannot add to, so as to enlarge, what has been prescribed by Thee. O God, when we are in distress we call upon Thee for help, And Thou dost not turn back our petition, for Thou art our God. Cause not Thy hand to be heavy upon us, Lest through necessity we sin. Even though Thou restore us not, we will not keep away; But unto Thee will we come. For if I hunger, unto Thee will I cry, O God; And Thou wilt give to me. Birds and fish dost Thou nourish, In that Thou givest rain to the steppes that green grass may spring up, So to prepare fodder in the steppe for every living thing; And if they hunger, unto Thee do they lift up their face. Kings and rulers and peoples Thou dost nourish, O God; And who is the help of the poor and needy, if not Thou, O Lord? And Thou wilt hearken--for who is good and gentle but thou?-- Making glad the soul of the humble by opening Thine hand in mercy.

Date: 80-30 B.C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates
New Testament

Matthew 6:26

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? 26 Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? 27 And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? 28 Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 30 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? 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.

Date: 70-90 C.E.
* Dates are based on scholarly estimates