Matthew 6 "Take heed that ye do not your..." KJV - Online Bible Study: Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have noreward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3 But when thou doest alms, letnot thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth : 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thyFather which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly . 5 And when thou prayest , thoushalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in thecorners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you , They have theirreward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest , enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door,pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray , use not vain repetitions , as the heathen do: for they think that they shall beheard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth whatthings ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Fatherwhich art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come . Thy will be done in earth, as itis in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive ourdebtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, andthe power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenlyFather will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Fatherforgive your trespasses. 16 Moreover when ye fast , be not, as the hypocrites, of a sadcountenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast . Verily I sayunto you , They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest , anoint thine head, and washthy face; 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast , but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thyFather, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly . 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasuresupon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt , and where thieves break through and steal : 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt , andwhere thieves do not break through nor steal : 21 For where your treasure is , there will yourheart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole bodyshall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If thereforethe light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve twomasters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, anddespise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take nothought for your life, what ye shall eat , or what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on . Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air:for they sow not, neither do they reap , nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeththem. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubitunto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how theygrow ; they toil not, neither do they spin : 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all hisglory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field,which to day is , and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought , saying , What shall we eat ? or, What shall we drink ?or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for yourheavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdomof God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take thereforeno thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
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