Matthew 6:1
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New International Version
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

New Living Translation
"Watch out! Don't do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.

English Standard Version
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Berean Study Bible
Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Berean Literal Bible
And 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.

New American Standard Bible
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

International Standard Version
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

NET Bible
"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Pay attention in your charity giving, that you do it not in front of people so that you may be seen by them, otherwise there is no reward for you with your Father in Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Be careful not to do your good works in public in order to attract attention. If you do, your Father in heaven will not reward you.

New American Standard 1977
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take heed not to do your alms {lit. acts of mercy} before men, to be seen of them; otherwise, ye have no reward of your Father who is in the heavens.

King James 2000 Bible
Take 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.

American King James Version
Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

American Standard Version
Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
TAKE heed that you do not your justice before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father who is in heaven.

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.

English Revised Version
Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father which is in heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen by them: otherwise ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Weymouth New Testament
"But beware of doing your good actions in the sight of men, in order to attract their gaze; if you do, there is no reward for you with your Father who is in Heaven.

World English Bible
"Be careful that you don't do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

Young's Literal Translation
Take heed your kindness not to do before men, to be seen by them, and if not -- reward ye have not from your Father who is in the heavens;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-4 Our Lord next warned against hypocrisy and outward show in religious duties. What we do, must be done from an inward principle, that we may be approved of God, not that we may be praised of men. In these verses we are cautioned against hypocrisy in giving alms. Take heed of it. It is a subtle sin; and vain-glory creeps into what we do, before we are aware. But the duty is not the less necessary and excellent for being abused by hypocrites to serve their pride. The doom Christ passes, at first may seem a promise, but it is their reward; not the reward God promises to those who do good, but the reward hypocrites promise themselves, and a poor reward it is; they did it to be seen of men, and they are seen of men. When we take least notice of our good deeds ourselves, God takes most notice of them. He will reward thee; not as a master who gives his servant what he earns, and no more, but as a Father who gives abundantly to his son that serves him.
Study Bible
Giving to the Needy
1Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:5
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 6:16
When you fast, do not be somber like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.

Matthew 23:5
All their deeds are done for men to see. They broaden their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.

Acts 3:12
When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: "Men of Israel why are you surprised by this? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
Treasury of Scripture

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

heed.

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the …

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the …

Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.

Luke 12:1,15 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable …

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which …

alms. or, righteousness.

Deuteronomy 24:13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes …

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

2 Corinthians 9:9,10 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: …

to be.

Matthew 6:5,16 And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are…

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Matthew 23:5,14,28-30 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

2 Kings 10:16,31 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they …

Ezekiel 33:31 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you …

Zechariah 7:5 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, …

Zechariah 13:4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be …

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before …

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek …

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain …

otherwise.

Matthew 6:4,6 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret …

Matthew 5:46 For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not …

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch …

1 Corinthians 9:17,18 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures …

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

of your. or, with your.

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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