Matthew 6

Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to perform it before men, so that ye may be seen of them: otherwise, ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Therefore, when thou doest alms thou shalt not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get praise from men. Verily I say to you, They have gotten their reward. But thou, when doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thy alms may be in secret. And thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly. And when thou prayest. thou shalt not be like the hypocrites, who are fond of standing up in the synagogues and at the corners of streets to pray, so that they may be seen by people. Verily I say to you, they have gotten their reward. But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy closet and close the door, and pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly. And when ye pray, be not garrulous like the heathen; for they expect to be heard for their abundance of words. Therefore, be not like them; for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before ye ask him. In this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: 10 Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done; as in heaven, so on earth: 11 Give us our needful bread, this day: 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors: 13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever: Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their faults, your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you. 15 But if ye shall not forgive men, your Father also forgiveth not you your faults. 16 And when ye fast, be not sad like the hypocrites. For they distort their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say to you, they have gotten their reward. 17 But, when thou fastest, wash thou thy face, and anoint thy head: 18 that thou mayest not be seen by men as a faster, but by thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will recompense thee. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust spoil, and where thieves dig through and steal. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where no moth and no rust can spoil, and no thieves dig through nor steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be. 22 The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore thy eye shall be sound, thy whole body will be luminous. 23 But if thy eye shall be diseased, thy whole body will be dark. If then the light that is in thee be darkness, how great will be thy darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will honor the one and neglect the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say to you: Be not anxious about your life, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink; nor about your body, how ye shall clothe yourselves. Is not the life more important than food, and the body than raiment? 26 Look at the birds of heaven; which sow not, and reap not, and gather not into storehouses, but your Father who is in heaven feedeth them. Are not ye more important than they? 27 And who of you that shall be anxious, can add to his stature a cubit? 28 And about raiment, why are ye anxious? Consider the lilies of the desert, in what manner they grow. They toil not; and they spin not. 29 Yet I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory, was arrayed like one of them. 30 And if God so clothe the grass of the field, which exists to-day, and tomorrow falls into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, ye small in faith? 31 Therefore be not anxious; nor say, What shall we eat, or what shall we drink; or wherewith be clothed? 32 For, all these things the people of the world seek after. And your Father, who is in heaven, knoweth that all these things are needful to you. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore be not anxious about the morrow: for the morrow hath its own anxieties. Sufficient for the day, is its own evil.
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