t [1 Cor. 13:3]
e ver. 32
g ver. 1
n [ver. 34]
q See ch. 13:19
1 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen
x [See ver. 19 above]
a [See ver. 22 above]
l ver. 7
m ver. 8
o ver. 10
q [James 4:13, 14]
Giving to the Needy
1“Beware of rpracticing your righteousness before other people in order sto be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2t“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may ube praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have vreceived their reward.
3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
The Lord's Prayer
5“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love xto stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. yTruly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6But when you pray, zgo into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. aAnd your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as bthe Gentiles do, for cthey think that they will be heard dfor their many words.
12and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
15sbut if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16“And twhen you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. uTruly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
18that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. wAnd your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Lay Up Treasures in Heaven
19x“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where ymoth and rust1 destroy and where thieves zbreak in and steal,
20xbut lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22a“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,
23abut if byour eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24c“No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and dmoney.1
Do Not Be Anxious
25e“Therefore I tell you, fdo not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
26gLook at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. hAre you not of more value than they?
28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,
30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, kO you of little faith?
31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32For lthe Gentiles seek after all these things, and myour heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
33But nseek first othe kingdom of God and his righteousness, pand all these things will be added to you.