Matthew 6:18
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New International Version
so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

New Living Translation
Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

English Standard Version
that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Berean Study Bible
so that your fasting will not be obvious to men, but only to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Berean Literal Bible
so 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.

New American Standard Bible
so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that you don't show your fasting to people but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

International Standard Version
so that your fasting will not be noticed by others but by your Father who is in the hidden place. And your Father who watches from the hidden place will reward you."

NET Bible
so that it will not be obvious to others when you are fasting, but only to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

New Heart English Bible
so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So that you may not appear to the children of men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your fasting won't be obvious. Instead, it will be obvious to your Father who is with you in private. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you.

New American Standard 1977
so that you may not be seen fasting by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who sees in secret, shall reward thee openly.

King James 2000 Bible
That 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.

American King James Version
That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

American Standard Version
that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thou appear not to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will repay thee.

Darby Bible Translation
so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render [it] to thee.

English Revised Version
that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
That thou mayest not appear to men to fast, but to thy Father, who is in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Weymouth New Testament
that it may not be apparent to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.

World English Bible
so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

Young's Literal Translation
that thou mayest not appear to men fasting, but to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father, who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:16-18 Religious fasting is a duty required of the disciples of Christ, but it is not so much a duty itself, as a means to dispose us for other duties. Fasting is the humbling of the soul, Ps 35:13; that is the inside of the duty; let that, therefore, be thy principal care, and as to the outside of it, covet not to let it be seen. God sees in secret, and will reward openly.
Study Bible
Proper Fasting
17But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18so that your fasting will not be obvious to men, but only to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 19Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:4
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Treasury of Scripture

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

appear.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

shall.

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

Romans 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

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