Matthew 6:8-13

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]

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Matthew 6:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
ESV
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
NLT
8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
MSG
8 Don't fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need.
CSB
8 Don't be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.

Matthew 6:8-13 In-Context

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.

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Cross References 8

  • 1. ver 32
  • 2. Jeremiah 3:19; Malachi 2:10; 1 Peter 1:17
  • 3. S Matthew 3:2
  • 4. S Matthew 26:39
  • 5. Proverbs 30:8
  • 6. Matthew 18:21-35
  • 7. James 1:13
  • 8. S Matthew 5:37

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."
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