Matthew 6:5-15

The Lord's Prayer

5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love 1to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. 2Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But when you pray, 3go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. 4And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as 5the Gentiles do, for 6they think that they will be heard 7for their many words.
8 Do not be like them, 8for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 9Pray then like this: 10"Our Father in heaven, 11hallowed be 12your name.[a]
10 13Your kingdom come, 14your will be done,[b] 15on earth as it is in heaven.
11 16Give us 17this day our daily bread,[c]
12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And 18lead us not into temptation, but 19deliver us from 20evil.[d]
14 21For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
15 22but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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Matthew 6:5-15 In-Context

3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7 "And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 "And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

Cross References 22

  • 1. Mark 11:25; Luke 18:11
  • 2. ver. 2, 16
  • 3. 2 Kings 4:33; Isaiah 26:20
  • 4. ver. 4, 18
  • 5. ver. 32; Matthew 5:47
  • 6. 1 Kings 18:26
  • 7. Proverbs 10:19; Ecclesiastes 5:2
  • 8. ver. 32
  • 9. For ver. 9-13, [Luke 11:2-4]
  • 10. ver. 1
  • 11. Isaiah 29:23; [Luke 1:49; 1 Peter 3:15]
  • 12. John 17:6
  • 13. [Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17]
  • 14. Matthew 26:42; Luke 22:42; Acts 21:14; [Matthew 12:50; Hebrews 13:21]
  • 15. Psalms 103:20, 21; Daniel 4:35
  • 16. Proverbs 30:8
  • 17. [ver. 34]
  • 18. Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38; Luke 22:40, 46; [1 Corinthians 10:13]
  • 19. John 17:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; [2 Timothy 4:18]
  • 20. See Matthew 13:19
  • 21. Mark 11:25; Luke 6:37; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
  • 22. Matthew 18:35; See James 2:13

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. Or Let your name be kept holy, or Let your name be treated with reverence
  • [b]. Or Let your kingdom come, let your will be done
  • [c]. Or our bread for tomorrow
  • [d]. Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen
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