Matthew Chapter 6 Darby English Bible

Matthew 6:1

Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 6:2

When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:3

But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;

Matthew 6:4

so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.

Matthew 6:5

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets so that they should appear to men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:6

But *thou*, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.

Matthew 6:7

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.

Matthew 6:8

Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye beg [anything] of him.

Matthew 6:9

Thus therefore pray *ye*: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be sanctified,

Matthew 6:10

let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so upon the earth;

Matthew 6:11

give us to-day our needed bread,

Matthew 6:12

and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors,

Matthew 6:13

and lead us not into temptation, but save us from evil.

Matthew 6:14

For if ye forgive men their offences, your heavenly Father also will forgive you [yours],

Matthew 6:15

but if ye do not forgive men their offences, neither will your Father forgive your offences.

Matthew 6:16

And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, downcast in countenance; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear fasting to men: verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:17

But *thou*, [when] fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face,

Matthew 6:18

so that thou mayest not appear fasting unto men, but to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who sees in secret shall render [it] to thee.

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;

Matthew 6:20

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;

Matthew 6:21

for where thy treasure is, there will be also thy heart.

Matthew 6:22

The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body will be light:

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:25

For this cause I say unto you, Do not be careful about your life, what ye should eat and what ye should drink; nor for your body what ye should put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than raiment?

Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into granaries, and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are *ye* not much more excellent than they?

Matthew 6:27

But which of you by carefulness can add to his growth one cubit?

Matthew 6:28

And why are ye careful about clothing? Observe with attention the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin;

Matthew 6:29

but I say unto you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.

Matthew 6:30

But if God so clothe the herbage of the field, which is to-day, and to-morrow is cast into [the] oven, will he not much rather you, O [ye] of little faith?

Matthew 6:31

Be not therefore careful, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we put on?

Matthew 6:32

for all these things the nations seek after; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:34

Be not careful therefore for the morrow, for the morrow shall be careful about itself. Sufficient to the day [is] its own evil.