King James VersionMatthew6


1 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. 2 There­fore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trum­pet be­fore thee, as the hyp­ocrites do in the syn­a­gogues and in the streets, that they may have glo­ry of men. Ver­i­ly I say unto you, They have their re­ward. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in se­cret: and thy Fa­ther which seeth in se­cret him­self shall re­ward thee open­ly. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hyp­ocrites are: for they love to pray stand­ing in the syn­a­gogues and in the cor­ners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Ver­i­ly I say unto you, They have their re­ward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, en­ter into thy clos­et, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Fa­ther which is in se­cret; and thy Fa­ther which seeth in se­cret shall re­ward thee open­ly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain rep­e­ti­tions, as the hea­then do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speak­ing. 8 Be not ye there­fore like unto them: for your Fa­ther knoweth what things ye have need of, be­fore ye ask him. 9 Af­ter this man­ner there­fore pray ye: Our Fa­ther which art in heav­en, Hal­lowed be thy name. 10 Thy king­dom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heav­en. 11 Give us this day our dai­ly bread. 12 And for­give us our debts, as we for­give our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but de­liv­er us from evil: For thine is the king­dom, and the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for ev­er. Amen. 14 For if ye for­give men their tres­pass­es, your heav­en­ly Fa­ther will also for­give you: 15 But if ye for­give not men their tres­pass­es, nei­ther will your Fa­ther for­give your tres­pass­es. 16 More­over when ye fast, be not, as the hyp­ocrites, of a sad coun­te­nance: for they dis­fig­ure their faces, that they may ap­pear unto men to fast. Ver­i­ly I say unto you, They have their re­ward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 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. 19 Lay not up for your­selves trea­sures upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor­rupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for your­selves trea­sures in heav­en, where nei­ther moth nor rust doth cor­rupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your trea­sure is, there will your heart be al­so. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if there­fore thine eye be sin­gle, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of dark­ness. If there­fore the light that is in thee be dark­ness, how great is that dark­ness! 24 No man can serve two mas­ters: for ei­ther he will hate the one, and love the oth­er; or else he will hold to the one, and de­spise the oth­er. Ye can­not serve God and mam­mon. 25 There­fore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than rai­ment? 26 Be­hold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, nei­ther do they reap, nor gath­er into barns; yet your heav­en­ly Fa­ther feedeth them. Are ye not much bet­ter than they? 27 Which of you by tak­ing thought can add one cu­bit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for rai­ment? Con­sid­er the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, nei­ther do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glo­ry was not ar­rayed like one of these. 30 Where­fore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to mor­row is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of lit­tle faith? 31 There­fore take no thought, say­ing, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Where­with­al shall we be clothed? 32 (For af­ter all these things do the Gen­tiles seek: ) for your heav­en­ly Fa­ther knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the king­dom of God, and his righ­teous­ness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take there­fore no thought for the mor­row: for the mor­row shall take thought for the things of it­self. Suf­fi­cient unto the day is the evil there­of.