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Matthew Chapter Six

 

1: Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward 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, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
 
4: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
 
5: And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
 
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 be heard for their much speaking.
 
8: Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
 
9: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
 
10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
 
11: Give us this day our daily bread.
 
12: And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
 
13: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
 
14: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
 
15: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
 
16: Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
 
17: But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
 
18: That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
 
19: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
 
20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
 
21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
 
22: The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
 
23: But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
 
24: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 
25: Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought 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 feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
 
27: Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
 
28: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
 
29: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory 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 your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
 
33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
 
34: Take therefore no 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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