Matthew 6:5-34 NIV

Prayer

6:9-13pp -- Lk 11:2-4

5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing1 in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

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6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father,2 who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

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7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling3 like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.4

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8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need5 before you ask him.

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    • 7 6:8 - ver 32
      9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father6 in heaven, hallowed be your name,

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      10 your kingdom7 come, your will be done8 on earth as it is in heaven.

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      11 Give us today our daily bread.9

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      12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.10

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      13 And lead us not into temptation,11 but deliver us from the evil one.a '12

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        • a 6:13 - Or "from evil "; some late manuscripts "one, / for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
          14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.13

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          15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.14

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          Fasting

          16 "When you fast,15 do not look somber16 as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

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          17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,
          18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.17

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              Treasures in Heaven

              6:22,23pp -- Lk 11:34-36

              19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,18 where moth and rust destroy,19 and where thieves break in and steal.

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              20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,20 where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.21

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              21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.22

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              22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
              23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
              24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.23

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              Do Not Worry

              6:25-33pp -- Lk 12:22-31

              25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry24 about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

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                  26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.25 Are you not much more valuable than they?26

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                  27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifeb ?27

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                    • b 6:27 - Or "single cubit to his height"
                      28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
                      29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor28 was dressed like one of these.

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                      30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?29

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                      31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
                      32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.30

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                          33 But seek first his kingdom31 and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.32

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                          34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.