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.
When Mrs. Judson read the Lord's " Sermon on the Mount " to the first Burman convert, he was deeply affected. "These words," said he, "take hold on my very heart; they make me tremble. Here God commands us to do everything that is good in secret; not to be seen of men. How unlike our religion is this! When Burmans make offerings they make a great noise with drums and cymbals, that others may see how good they are.
(Anecdotes of the Aborigines.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.