THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
4. Concerning the Righteous Deeds of the Kingdom People
1 1But take care not to do your 2righteousness 3before men in order to be agazed at by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your 4Father who is in the heavens.
2 Therefore when you agive alms, do not 1sound a trumpet before you as the 2bhypocrites do in the 3synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be cglorified by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
3 But you, when you give alms, do not let your 1left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 So that your alms may be in 1asecret; and your Father who 2sees in secret will 3brepay you.
5 And when you pray, you shall not be like the ahypocrites, because they love to bpray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have 1their reward in full.
6 But you, when you pray, enter into your 1private room, and ashut your door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in bsecret will repay you.
7 And in praying do 1not babble empty words as the Gentiles do; for they suppose that in their amultiplicity of words they will be heard.
8 Therefore do not be like them, for your Father aknows the things that you have need of before you 1ask Him.
9 aYou then pray 1in this way: Our bFather who is in the heavens, 2Your name be csanctified;
10 Your akingdom come; Your bwill be done, as in heaven, so also on 1earth.
11 1Give us 2today our 3daily bread.
12 And 1aforgive us our debts, as we also have 1forgiven our debtors.
13 And do 1not bring us into atemptation, but bdeliver us from 2the cevil one. 3For Yours is the 4dkingdom and the epower and the fglory forever. 5gAmen.
14 1For if you aforgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you also;
15 But if you do anot forgive men their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
16 And when you 1afast, do not be like the sullen-faced hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so that they may bappear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
17 But you, when you fast, aanoint your head and wash your face,
18 So that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in asecret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.
5. Concerning the Material Riches of the Kingdom People
19 1Do anot store up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where bmoth and rust consume and where thieves dig through and steal.
20 But 1store up for yourselves atreasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not bdig through nor steal.
21 For where your treasure is, there will your 1aheart be also.
22 The alamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is 1single, your whole body will be full of light;
23 But if your eye is 1evil, your whole body will be dark. If then the 2light that is in you is adarkness, how great is the darkness!
24 No one can 1serve atwo masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will 2hold to one and despise the other. You cannot 1serve God and 3bmammon.
25 Because of this, I say to you, aDo not be banxious for your 1life, what you should eat or what you should drink; nor for your body, what you should put on. Is not the 1life 2more than food, and the body than clothing?
26 Look at the abirds of heaven. They do not sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father nourishes them. Are you not of more value than they?
27 Who among you by being anxious can add one cubit to 1his stature?
28 And why are you aanxious concerning bclothing? Consider well the 1clilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, neither do they spin thread.
29 But I tell you that not even aSolomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.
30 And if God so arrays the agrass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is cast into the furnace, will He not much more bclothe you, you of clittle faith?
31 Therefore do not be aanxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?
32 For all these things the Gentiles are anxiously seeking. For your 1heavenly Father knows that you aneed all these things.
33 But seek first His 1akingdom and His 1brighteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 Therefore do not be aanxious for 1btomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself; sufficient for the day is its own 2evil.