Matthew 6:8
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New International Version
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

New Living Translation
Don't be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

English Standard Version
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore do not be like to them, for your Father knows of what things you have need before your asking Him.

New American Standard Bible
"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

King James Bible
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.

International Standard Version
Don't be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

NET Bible
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore you shall not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be not ye therefore like unto them, for your Father knows what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not therefore like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

American King James Version
Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

American Standard Version
Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye beg [anything] of him.

English Revised Version
Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore be ye not like them: for your Father knoweth what things ye need before ye ask him.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.

World English Bible
Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.

Young's Literal Translation
be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:5-8 It is taken for granted that all who are disciples of Christ pray. You may as soon find a living man that does not breathe, as a living Christian that does not pray. If prayerless, then graceless. The Scribes and Pharisees were guilty of two great faults in prayer, vain-glory and vain repetitions. Verily they have their reward; if in so great a matter as is between us and God, when we are at prayer, we can look to so poor a thing as the praise of men, it is just that it should be all our reward. Yet there is not a secret, sudden breathing after God, but he observes it. It is called a reward, but it is of grace, not of debt; what merit can there be in begging? If he does not give his people what they ask, it is because he knows they do not need it, and that it is not for their good. So far is God from being wrought upon by the length or words of our prayers, that the most powerful intercessions are those which are made with groanings that cannot be uttered. Let us well study what is shown of the frame of mind in which our prayers should be offered, and learn daily from Christ how to pray.
Study Bible
The Lord's Prayer
7And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9So then, this is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name,…
Cross References
Psalm 38:9
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

Psalm 69:17
And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly.

Matthew 6:32
For the pagans pursue all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them.

Luke 12:30
For the nations of the world strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly …

Psalm 38:9 Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you.

Psalm 69:17-19 And hide not your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear …

Luke 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and …

John 16:23-27 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

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