Matthew Chapter 6
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before mento be seen ofthemotherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is inheaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine almsdo not sound a trumpetbefore theeas the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in thestreetsthat they may have glory of men. Verily I say untoyouThey have their reward.
3 But when thou doest almslet not thy left hand know what thyright hand doeth
4 That thine alms may be in secretand thy Father which seethin secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayestthou shalt not be as the hypocritesarefor they love to pray standing in the synagogues and inthe corners of the streetsthat they may be seen of men.Verily I say unto youThey have their reward.
6 But thouwhen thou prayestenter into thy closetand whenthou hast shut thy doorpray to thy Father which is insecretand thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward theeopenly.
7 But when ye prayuse not vain repetitionsas the heathen do for they think that they shall be heard for their muchspeaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto themfor your Father knowethwhat things ye have need ofbefore ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray yeOur Father which art inheavenHallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom comeThy will be done in earthas it is inheaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debtsas we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptationbut deliver us from evilForthine is the kingdomand the powerand the gloryfor ever.Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespassesyour heavenly Fatherwill also forgive you
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespassesneither will yourFather forgive your trespasses.
16 Moreover when ye fastbe notas the hypocritesof a sadcountenancefor they disfigure their facesthat they mayappear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto youThey havetheir reward.
17 But thouwhen thou fastestanoint thine headand wash thyface
18 That thou appear not unto men to fastbut unto thy Fatherwhich is in secretand thy Fatherwhich seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earthwhere moth andrust doth corruptand where thieves break through and steal
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heavenwhere neithermoth nor rust doth corruptand where thieves do not breakthrough nor steal
21 For where your treasure isthere will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eyeif therefore thine eye besinglethy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evilthy whole body shall be full ofdarkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darknesshow great is that darkness
24 No man can serve two mastersfor either he will hate the oneand love the otheror else he will hold to the oneanddespise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto youTake no thought for your lifewhatye shall eator what ye shall drinknor yet for your body what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meatand thebody than raiment
26 Behold the fowls of the airfor they sow notneither do theyreapnor gather into barnsyet your heavenly Father feedeththem. Are ye not much better than they
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto hisstature
28 And why take ye thought for raimentConsider the lilies ofthe fieldhow they growthey toil notneither do they spin
29 And yet I say unto youThat even Solomon in all his glory wasnot arrayed like one of these.
30 Whereforeif God so clothe the grass of the fieldwhich today isand to morrow is cast into the ovenshall he not muchmore clothe youO ye of little faith
31 Therefore take no thoughtsayingWhat shall we eatorWhatshall we drinkorWherewithal shall we be clothed
32For 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 kingdom of Godand his righteousnessand all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrowfor the morrow shalltake thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the dayis the evil thereof.