Parallel Bible results for Matthew 6:5-34

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Matthew 6:5-34

NLT 5 "And now about prayer. When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I assure you, that is all the reward they will ever get. NIV 5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing 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. NLT 6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you." NIV 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. NLT 7 "When you pray, don't babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again. NIV 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. NLT 8 Don't be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! NIV 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. NLT 9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. NIV 9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, NLT 10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. NIV 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. NLT 11 Give us our food for today, NIV 11 Give us today our daily bread. NLT 12 and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. NIV 12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. NLT 13 And don't let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. " NIV 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ' NLT 14 "If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. NIV 14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. NLT 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." NIV 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. NLT 16 "And when you fast, don't make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get. NIV 16 "When you fast, do not look somber 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. NLT 17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. NIV 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, NLT 18 Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you." NIV 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. NLT 19 "Don't store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. NIV 19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. NLT 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves. NIV 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. NLT 21 Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be." NIV 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. NLT 22 "Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. NIV 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. NLT 23 But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!" NIV 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! NLT 24 "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." NIV 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. NLT 25 "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life -- whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? NIV 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry 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? NLT 26 Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. NIV 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. Are you not much more valuable than they? NLT 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not." NIV 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? NLT 28 "And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, NIV 28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. NLT 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. NIV 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. NLT 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith!" NIV 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? NLT 31 "So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. NIV 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' NLT 32 Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, NIV 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. NLT 33 and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern." NIV 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. NLT 34 "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." NIV 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.