Matthew 6

CHAPTER 6

Charity Done in Secret

1Take heed of your charity! to not act in front of men so as to be a spectacle to them, otherwise [2a wage 1you have not] from your father, the one in the heavens. 2Whenever then you should do charity, you should not trump before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they should be glorified by men. Amen I say to you, they receive their wage. 3But you doing charity, let not [2know 1your left hand] what [2does 1your right]! 4so that [3might be 1your 2charity] in the secret; and your father, the one seeing in the secret, he will recompense to you in the open.

Prayer and Fasting

5And whenever you pray, you should not be as the hypocrites; for they are fond of being in the synagogues, and in the corners of the squares standing to pray, so that they should appear to the men. Amen, I say to you that they receive their wage. 6But you, whenever you should pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having locked your door, pray to your father, to the one in the secret place; and your father, the one seeing in the secret place shall recompense to you in the open! 7And praying, do not repeat over and over as the heathen; for they think that by the many words of theirs they shall be listened to. 8You should not then be like them; [3knows 1for 2your father] of what [2need 1you have] before you ask him. 9So then you pray! Our father, the one in the heavens, sanctify your name! 10Let [2come 1your kingdom]! Let [2come to pass 1your will] as in heaven also upon the earth! 11 Our bread, the sufficient, give to us today! 12And forgive us our debts! as also we forgive our debtors. 13And do not insert us for a test, but rescue us from the wicked one! For of you is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, into the eons, amen. 14For if you should forgive men their transgressions, [4shall also forgive 5you 3father 1your 2heavenly]. 15But if you should not forgive men their transgressions, not even [4father 2your 3heavenly 1shall] forgive your transgressions. 16And whenever you should fast, be not as the hypocrites, looking downcast! for they obliterate their faces, so as to appear to men as fasting. Amen I say to you, that they receive their wage. 17But you, fasting, anoint your head, and [2your face 1wash]! 18so that you should not appear to men as fasting, but to your father, to the one in the secret. And your father, the one seeing in the secret, shall recompense to you in the open.

Treasures in Heaven

19Treasure not to yourself treasures upon the earth! where moth and rust obliterate, and where thieves dig through and steal. 20But treasure up to yourself treasures in heaven! where neither moth nor rust obliterate, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal. 21For where [2is 1your treasure], there will be also your heart. 22The lamp of the body is the eye. If then your eye should be sincere, [2entire 3body 1your 5giving light 4will be]. 23But if your eye should be evil, [2entire 3body 1your] will be dark. If then the light, the one in you, is darkness, [2the 3darkness 1how great]? 24No one is able [2two 3masters 1to serve]; for the one he will detest, and the other love; or the one he will hold to, and the other he will disdain; you are not able to serve God and mammon.

Be Not Anxious

25On account of this I say to you, Be not anxious for your life! what you should eat, and what you should drink; nor to your body, what you should put on. [2not 3life 4more 1Is] than nourishment, and the body more than a garment? 26Look at the birds of the heaven! for they do not sow, nor do they harvest, nor do they gather together into storehouses; and [3father 1your 2heavenly] maintains them. Are you therefore rather different than them? 27And who of you being anxious is able to add unto his stature [2cubit 1one]? 28And concerning a garment, why are you anxious? Study the lilies of the field! how they grow; they do not tire nor spin. 29And I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. 30But if the grass of the field today is being, and tomorrow [2into 3an oven 1is being thrown], and God so clothes them, will he not much rather you, O ones of little belief? 31Do not then be anxious! saying, What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what should be worn? 32For all these things the nations seek anxiously. [5knows 1For 4father 2your 3heavenly] that you need these things all together. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness! and all these things will be added to you. 34You should not then be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the evil of it.
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