1"Beware of 1practicing your righteousness before other people in order 2to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.23"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may 4be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have 5received 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. 6And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love 7to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. 8Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.6But when you pray, 9go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. 10And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.7"And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as 11the Gentiles do, for 12they think that they will be heard 13for their many words.