Matthew 6
Berean Literal Bible

Giving to the Needy
(Deuteronomy 15:7-11)

1And beware not to do your righteousness before men in order to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward in the presence of your Father in the heavens.

2Therefore when you perform acts of charity, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Truly I say to you, they have their recompense. 3But you, doing acts of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, the One seeing in secret, will reward you.

The Lord's Prayer
(Luke 11:1-4)

5And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets so that they might be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their recompense. 6But you when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father, the One in secret. And your Father, the One seeing in secret, will reward you.

7And praying, do not use vain repetitions like the pagans, for they think that in their many words they will be heard. 8Therefore do not be like to them, for your Father knows of what things you have need before your asking Him.

9Therefore pray you like this:

‘Our Father in the heavens,

hallowed be Your name!

10Your kingdom come.

Your will be done

as in heaven, so also upon earth.

11Our daily bread, grant us today.

12And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.’a

14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Proper Fasting

16And whenever you fast, do not be downcast in countenance like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so that they might appear to men as fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their recompense. 17But you fasting, anoint your head and wash your face, 18so that you might not appear to men as fasting, but to your Father, the One in secret. And your Father, the One seeing in secret, will reward you.

Treasures in Heaven
(Matthew 13:44-46)

19Do not store up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rustb destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves do not break in nor steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The Lamp of the Body
(Luke 11:33-36)

22The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24No one is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and he will love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and he will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and mammon.

Do Not Worry
(Luke 12:22-34)

25Because of this I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you should eat or what you should drink; nor your body, what you should put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow nor do they reap, nor do they gather into barns, and your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27And who of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his stature?c

28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider carefully how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor nor do they spin. 29Yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. 30But if God thus clothes the grass of the field, existing today and tomorrow being thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ Or ‘What shall we drink?’ Or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things. For your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient to the day is its own trouble.

a 13 Or from the evil one; BYZ and TR include For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, to the ages. Amen
b 19 Or worm; also in verse 20
c 27 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters.

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