|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
Don't be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even 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.
American Standard Version
Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye 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;
Matthew 6:8 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:8 Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of - We do not pray to inform God of our wants. Omniscient as he is, he cannot be informed of any thing which he knew not before: and he is always willing to relieve them. The chief thing wanting is, a fit disposition on our part to receive his grace and blessing. Consequently, one great office of prayer is, to produce such a disposition in us: to exercise our dependence on God; to increase our desire of the things we ask for; to us so sensible of our wants, that we may never cease wrestling till we have prevailed for the blessing.
Matthew 6:8 Parallel CommentariesBeg However Imitate Need Needs RequestsBeg However Imitate Need Needs RequestsThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Psalm 38:9 You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.
Psalm 69:17 Don't hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
Matthew 6:32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Luke 12:30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs.