Matthew 6:5-15

Prayer

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 others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
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.
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘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 today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, [a] but deliver us from the evil one.[b]
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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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. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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 others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
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.
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘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 today 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 the evil one.’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face,

Cross References 14

  • 1. Mark 11:25; Luke 18:10-14
  • 2. 2 Kings 4:33
  • 3. Ecclesiastes 5:2
  • 4. 1 Kings 18:26-29
  • 5. ver 32
  • 6. Jeremiah 3:19; Malachi 2:10; 1 Peter 1:17
  • 7. S Matthew 3:2
  • 8. S Matthew 26:39
  • 9. Proverbs 30:8
  • 10. Matthew 18:21-35
  • 11. James 1:13
  • 12. S Matthew 5:37
  • 13. Matthew 18:21-35; Mark 11:25,26; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
  • 14. Matthew 18:35

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. The Greek for "temptation" can also mean "testing" .
  • [b]. Or "from evil" ; some late manuscripts "one," / "for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."