But if God clothes the grass of the field in this way, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more certainly provide for you, O you of little trust? Bible see other translations

“grass.” This is not “grass” as we think of in the United States today, green grass that we care for and cut with a lawn mower. In the biblical world most field plants did not have names, usually only the edible plants had names. The rest of the field weeds were simply called “grass.” Green lawn grass does not burn well, even when dry, but a stack of field weeds burned fast and hot, and was commonly used to start campfires or heat the oven.

Commentary for: Matthew 6:30