Matthew 6:16-24 NAS

Fasting; The True Treasure; Wealth (Mammon)

16 "1Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they aneglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. 2Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

References for Matthew 6:16

    • Ï 6:16 - Lit "distort their faces", i.e. discolor their faces with makeup
      17 "But you, when you fast, 3anoint your head and wash your face

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      18 so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your 4Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

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      19 "5Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

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      20 "But store up for yourselves 6treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

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      21 for 7where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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      22 "8The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is bclear, your whole body will be full of light.

      References for Matthew 6:22

        • Ð 6:22 - Or "healthy;" or "sincere"
          23 "But if 9your eye is cbad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

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          24 "10No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot * serve God and d11wealth.

          References for Matthew 6:24

            • Ò 6:24 - Gr "mamonas," for Aram "mamon" (mammon); i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship