Matthew 6

1 Take, heed not to do your, your* charity before men, to be seen by them, otherwise you* have no reward from your, your* Father, the one in the heavens.

2 Therefore, whenever you are doing charity, do not sound a trumpet before you just, like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the lanes, *that they may be glorified by men. Assuredly I am saying to you*, They are having their reward. 3 But when you are doing charity, do not let your, your* left hand know what your, your* right hand is doing, 4 *that your, your* charity may be in secret, and your, your* Father who sees in secret will be repaying you openly.

5 And whenever you* pray, do not be just, like the hypocrites, because they love to pray, standing in the synagogues and at the street corners, *that they may appear devout to men. Assuredly I am say to you*, that they are having their reward. 6 But you, whenever you pray, enter into your, your* storeroom, and when* you have locked your, your* door, pray to your, your* Father who is in secret, and your, your* Father who sees in secret will be repaying you openly. 7 And while praying, do not be repetitious just, like the Gentile; for* they think that they will be heard in their many words. 8 Therefore, do not be similar to them, for* your, your* Father knows what things you* have need of before you* ask him. 9 Therefore pray thus: our Father, the one in the heavens, let your, your* name be made holy. 10 Let your, your* kingdom come. Let your, your* will happen as in heaven, also upon the earth. 11 Give our {F} needful bread to us today. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one, because yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 14 For* if you* forgive men their trespasses, your, your* heavenly Father will also be forgiving you*. 15 But if you* do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your, your* Father be forgiving your, your* trespasses.

16 Now whenever you* fast, do not become just, like the hypocrites, with a gloomy face; for* they disfigure their faces, *that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly I am saying to you*, They are having their reward. 17 But as for you, when you are fasting, anoint your, your* head and wash your, your* face 18 *that you do not appear to be fasting to men, but to your, your* Father who is in secret, and your, your* Father who sees in secret will be repaying you.

19 Do not store up treasures for you upon the earth, where moth and rust ingest, and where thieves burrow through your * wall and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust ingest, and where thieves do not burrow through or steal. 21 For* where your, your* treasure is, your, your* heart will also be there.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye, because if your, your* eye is clear, your, your* whole body will be radiant. 23 But if your, your* eye is evil, your, your* whole body will be dark. Therefore, if the light which is in you is darkness, how much greater is the darkness!

24 No one is able to serve* two lords, for* either he will hate the one and will love* the other; or he will hold to one and will despise the other. You* are not able to serve* God and {F} money.

25 Because of this, I am saying to you*, Do not be anxious for your, your* life, what you* may eat and what you* may drink; nor for what you* may clothe your, your* body with. Is not the life worth more, than the nourishment and the body worth more-than the clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and your, your* heavenly Father is nourishing them. Are you* not carrying much more, value than them? 27 Now which one out of you* is able to add one cubit upon his stature by being anxious? 28 And why are you* anxious concerning clothing? Learn from the lilies of the field, somehow they are growing; they are not laboring, nor spinning. 29 Yet I say to you*, that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. 30 But if God so dresses, up the grass of the field, which is here today and the next, day is cast into the oven, will he not much more clothe you*? You* of small faith!

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What should we eat? or, What should we drink? or, What should we dress ourselves with? 32 For* the Gentiles are seeking after all these things; for* your, your* heavenly Father knows that you* have needs of all these things. 33 But first seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you*. 34 Therefore do not be anxious *for the next, day; for* the next, day will be anxious enough for the things of itself. Its evil is enough for the one day.



{Footnotes: Mt 6: 11, no one knows for sure what the original word means. It is only in the N. T. twice and no where else. Mt 6: 24, or: Money as in your' God of Money, ' or' The Almighty Dollar.' }



{Mt 7: 1-6 & Lk 6: 37-42; similar Jn 5: 30, 7: 24. }



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