Matthew 6:3
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New International Version
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

New Living Translation
But when you give to someone in need, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

English Standard Version
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Berean Study Bible
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Berean Literal Bible
But you, doing acts of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

New American Standard Bible
"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

King James Bible
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

International Standard Version
But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

NET Bible
But when you do your giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

New Heart English Bible
But when you do merciful deeds, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you, whenever you do charity giving, let not your left know what your right is doing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

New American Standard 1977
“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth

King James 2000 Bible
But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:

American King James Version
But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:

American Standard Version
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when thou dost alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;

English Revised Version
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Webster's Bible Translation
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Weymouth New Testament
But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing,

World English Bible
But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,

Young's Literal Translation
'But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,
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
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. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:2
So 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.

Matthew 6:4
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Treasury of Scripture

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