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Matthew 6

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6:1 Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.

6:2 When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:3 But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;

6:4 so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.

6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets so that they should appear to men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:6 But *thou*, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.

6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.

6:8 Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye beg [anything] of him.

6:9 Thus therefore pray *ye*: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be sanctified,

6:10 let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so upon the earth;

6:11 give us to-day our needed bread,

6:12 and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors,

6:13 and lead us not into temptation, but save us from evil.

6:14 For if ye forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father also will forgive you [yours],

6:15 but if ye do not forgive men their offences, neither will your Father forgive your offences.

6:16 And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:17 But *thou*, [when] fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face,

6:18 so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render [it] to thee.

6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;

6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;

6:21 for where thy treasure is, there will be also thy heart.

6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light:

6:23 but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

6:25 For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?

6:26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are *ye* not much more excellent than they?

6:27 But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one cubit?

6:28 And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin;

6:29 but I say unto you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.

6:30 But if God so clothe the herbage of the field, which is to-day, and to-morrow is cast into [the] oven, will he not much rather you, O [ye] of little faith?

6:31 Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we put on?

6:32 for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

6:34 Be not careful therefore for the morrow, for the morrow shall be careful about itself. Sufficient to the day [is] its own evil.

 

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