Matthew 6
King James 2000

Proper Alms Giving

1Take heed that you give not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven.

2Therefore when you give your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, 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.

3But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:

4That your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.

How To Pray

5And when you pray, you shall 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.

6But you, when you pray, enter into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly.

7But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8Be not therefore like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

9After this manner therefore pray: Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name.

10Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Proper Fasting

16Moreover when you 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.

17But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

18That you appear not unto men to fast, but unto your Father who is in secret: and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

Treasures In Heaven

19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The Light of the Body

22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be sound, your whole body shall be full of light.

23But if your eye be evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Only One Master

24No 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. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Do Not Worry

25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?

26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?

27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, How shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

33But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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