AKE heed that ye
do not your good works before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have
no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
.2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their
. .3 But when thou doest alms, let
not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
.4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in
secret shall reward thee.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as
the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and
in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say
unto you, They have their reward.
. .6 But
thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy inner chamber, and when thou hast
shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which
seeth in secret shall reward thee.
. .7 And
when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think
that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
.8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
.9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
. .10 Thy
kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
. .11 Give us this day our daily bread.
. .12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our
. .13 And lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also
. .15 But if ye forgive not men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the
hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that
they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their
. .17 But thou, when thou fastest,
anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in
secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon
earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through
. .20 But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves do not break through nor steal:
.21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
. .22 The lamp of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be sound, thy whole body shall be full of
. .23 But if thine eye be not sound,
thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is
in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
No man can serve two masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,
and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches.
. .25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not concerned for
your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your
body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body
. .26 Behold the fowls of the
air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet
your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not of much more value than
. .27 Which of you by being concerned
can add one hour to his life?
. .28 And why
are ye concerned for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they
grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
.29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and
to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye
of little faith?
. .31 Therefore be not
concerned, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,
Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
. .32 (For
after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father
knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
.33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.
Have therefore no concern for the morrow: for the morrow shall have
concern for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the trouble
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
. .36 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be
judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you
. .37 Give, and it shall be given
unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running
over, shall men give into your bosom.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
. .39 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Let me
pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own
. .40 Thou hypocrite, first cast out
the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out
the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under
their feet, and turn again and rend you.
.42 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you:
. .43 For
every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him
that knocketh it shall be opened.
. .44 Or
what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a
. .45 Or if he ask a fish, will he
give him a serpent?
. .46 If ye then, being
evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall
your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask
. .47 Therefore all things whatsoever
ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the
law and the prophets.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is
the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many
there be which go in thereat:
. .49 But
strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and
few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you
in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
. .51 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men
gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
.52 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
.53 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into
. .55 Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them.
. .56 A good man out of the
good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out
of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
.57 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
. .58 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and
by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of
mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, which built his
house upon a rock:
. .60 And the rain
descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that
house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
. .61 And every one that heareth these sayings of
mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built
his house upon the sand:
. .62 And the rain
descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that
house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
.63 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his teaching:
.64 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as their