1"Beware of practicing your righteousnessbeforemen1to be noticed by them; otherwise you havenoreward with your Fatherwho is in heaven.2"Sowhen you agive to the poor, do not sound a trumpetbefore you, as the hypocritesdo in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they 2may be honored by men. 3Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.3"But when you bgive to the poor, do not let your lefthandknowwhat your righthand is doing,4so that your cgiving will be in secret ; and 4your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.5"When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites ; for they love to 5stand and pray in the synagogues and on the streetcornersd6so that they may be seen by men. 7Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.6"But you, when you pray, 8go into your innerroom, close your door and pray to your Fatherwho is in secret, and 9your Fatherwhosees what is done in secret will reward you.7"And when you are praying, do not usemeaninglessrepetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their 10manywords.8"So do not be like them; for 11your Fatherknowswhat you needbefore you ask Him.9"12Pray, then, in thisway :'Our Fatherwho is in heaven,Hallowed be Your name.10'13Your kingdomcome.14Your will be done,On earth as it is in heaven.11'15Give us thisdayeour dailybread.12'And 16forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13'And do not lead us into temptation, but 17deliver us from f18evil. g[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the gloryforever. Amen.']
14"19For if you forgivehothers for their transgressions, your heavenlyFather will alsoforgive you.15"But 20if you do not forgiveiothers, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
16"21Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomyface as the hypocrites do, for they jneglect their appearanceso that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. 22Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.17"But you, when you fast, 23anoint your head and wash your face18so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Fatherwho is in secret ; and your 24Fatherwhosees what is done in secret will reward you.19"25Do not store up for yourselvestreasures on earth, wheremoth and rustdestroy, and wherethievesbreak in and steal.20"But store up for yourselves26treasures in heaven, whereneithermothnorrustdestroys, and wherethieves do not break in orsteal ;21for 27where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.22"28The eye is the lamp of the body ; sothenif your eye is kclear, your wholebody will be full of light.23"But if29your eye is lbad, your wholebody will be full of darkness. Ifthen the light that is in you is darkness, howgreat is the darkness !24"30Noonecanservetwomasters ; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannotserveGod and m31wealth.
25"32For thisreason I say to you, ndo not be 33worriedabout your olife, as to what you will eatorwhat you will drink ; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not lifemore than food, and the bodymore than clothing ?26"34Look at the birds of the pair, that they do not sow, norreapnorgather into barns, and yet your heavenlyFatherfeeds them. Are you not worthmuchmore than they?27"And who of you by being 35worriedcan36add a single qhour to his rlife ?28"And why are you 37worriedaboutclothing ? Observehow the lilies of the fieldgrow ; they do not toilnor do they spin,29yet I say to you that not even38Solomon in all his gloryclothed himself likeone of these.30"But ifGodsoclothes the 39grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not muchmore clothe you? 40You of littlefaith !31"Do not 41worrythen, saying, 'What will we eat?' or'What will we drink?' or'What will wear for clothing?'32"For the Gentileseagerlyseekallthesethings ; for 42your heavenlyFatherknows that you needallthesethings.33"But sseekfirsttHis kingdom and His righteousness, and 43allthesethings will be uadded to you.34"So do not 44worryabouttomorrow ; for tomorrow will vcare for itself. wEach day has enoughtrouble of its own.