Concerning the righteous deeds of the kingdom people
take care not to do your 2righteousness 3before
men in order to be agazed
at by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your 4Father
who is in the heavens.
when you agive
alms, do not 1sound
a trumpet before you as the 2bhypocrites
do in the 3synagogues
and in the streets, so that they may be cglorified
by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
you, when you give alms, do not let your 1left
hand know what your right hand is doing,
that your alms may be in 1asecret
; and your Father who 2sees
in secret will 3brepay
when you pray, you shall not be like the ahypocrites
, because they love to bpray
standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have 1their
reward in full.
you, when you pray, enter into your 1private
room, and ashut
your door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in bsecret
will repay you.
in praying do 1not
babble empty words as the Gentiles do; for they suppose that in their amultiplicity
of words they will be heard.
do not be like them, for your Father aknows
the things that you have need of before you 1ask
then pray 1in
this way: Our bFather
who is in the heavens, 2Your
name be csanctified
come; Your bwill
be done, as in heaven, so
also on 1earth
us our debts, as we also have 1forgiven
bring us into atemptation
, but bdeliver
us from 2the cevil
Yours is the 4dkingdom
and the epower
and the fglory
if you aforgive
men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you also;
if you do anot
forgive men their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
when you 1afast
, do not be like the sullen-faced hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so that they may bappear
to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
you, when you fast, aanoint
your head and wash your face,
that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in asecret
; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
Concerning the material riches of the kingdom people
store up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where bmoth
and rust consume and where thieves dig through and steal.
up for yourselves atreasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not bdig
through nor steal.
where your treasure is, there will your 1aheart
of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is 1single
, your whole body will be full of light;
if your eye is 1evil
, your whole body will be dark. If then the 2light
that is in you is adarkness
, how great is the darkness!
one can 1serve atwo
masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will 2hold
to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and 3bmammon
of this, I say to you, aDo
not be banxious
for your 1life
, what you should eat or what you should drink; nor for your body, what you should put on. Is not the life 2more
than food, and the body than clothing?
at the abirds
of heaven. They do not sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are you not of more value than they?
among you by being anxious can add one cubit to 1his
why are you aanxious
? Consider well the 1clilies
of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, neither do they spin thread.
I tell you that not even aSolomon
in all his glory was clothed like one of these.
if God so arrays the agrass
of the field, which is here
today and tomorrow is cast into the furnace, will He
not much more bclothe
you, you of clittle
do not be aanxious
, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?
all these things the Gentiles are anxiously seeking. For your 1heavenly
Father knows that you aneed
all these things.
seek first His 1akingdom
and His 1brighteousness
, and all these things will be added to you.
do not be aanxious
, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself; sufficient for the day is its own 2evil