Matthew 6:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

King James Version

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

International Standard Version

But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

A Conservative Version

But when thou do charity, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does,

American Standard Version

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Amplified

But when you give to charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

An Understandable Version

But when you give money to help poor people, do not allow your left hand to know what your right hand is doing [i.e., do it inconspicuously]

Anderson New Testament

But when you do a charitable deed, let not your left hand know what your right hand does;

Bible in Basic English

But when you give money, let not your left hand see what your right hand does:

Common New Testament

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Daniel Mace New Testament

but when you give alms, "let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth:"

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

But thou doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Goodspeed New Testament

But when you give to charity, your own left hand must not know what your right hand is doing,

Holman Bible

But when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

John Wesley New Testament

But when thou dost alms, let not thy left-hand know what thy right-hand doth:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

But thou doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right does:

King James 2000

But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you, [when you] practice charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Modern King James verseion

But when you do merciful deeds, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Moffatt New Testament

When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Montgomery New Testament

"But when you give alms, do not let your right hand know what your left is doing,

NET Bible

But when you do your giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

New Heart English Bible

But when you do merciful deeds, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does,

New simplified Bible

When you give gifts, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

But when you give in charity let not your left hand know what your right hand does,

The Emphasized Bible

But, thou, when doing an alms, let not, thy left hand, know what thy right hand is doing;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But when thou givest alms, let not thy right hand know what thy left is doing:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, when you do acts of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Webster

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Weymouth New Testament

But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing,

Williams New Testament

But whenever you, a follower of mine, do a deed of charity, never let your own left hand know what your right hand is doing,

World English Bible

But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,

Worrell New Testament

But, when you are doing alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Worsley New Testament

But when thou givest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth:

Youngs Literal Translation

'But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

thou
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy , thee , thine , thine own , thou , not tr
Usage: 241

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

ἐλεημοσύνη 
Eleemosune 
Usage: 8

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

not
μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

σοῦ 
Sou 
σοῦ 
Sou 
thy , thee , thine , thine own , thou , not tr
thy , thee , thine , thine own , thou , not tr
Usage: 241
Usage: 241

ἀριστερός 
Aristeros 
left hand , left , on the left
Usage: 2

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

δεξιός 
Dexios 
Usage: 36

References

American

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Charitable Giving

2 "So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 "But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.


Cross References

Matthew 8:4

And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

Matthew 9:30

And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"

Matthew 12:19

"HE WILL NOT QUARREL, NOR CRY OUT; NOR WILL ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE STREETS.

Mark 1:44

and He said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

John 7:4

"For no one does anything in secret when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world."

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