Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

So then you must not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

New American Standard Bible

So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

King James Version

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Holman Bible

Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.

International Standard Version

Don't be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

A Conservative Version

Be not therefore like them, for your Father knows what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

American Standard Version

Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Amplified

So do not be like them [praying as they do]; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

An Understandable Version

So, do not be like them, for your Father [already] knows what things you need, [even] before you ask Him.

Anderson New Testament

Be not, there fore, like them; for your Father knows what things you need before you ask him.

Bible in Basic English

So be not like them; because your Father has knowledge of your needs even before you make your requests to him.

Common New Testament

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

don't therefore imitate them: for your father knows what you want, before you ask him.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Therefore be not like unto them: for your Father knows of what things you have need, before you ask him.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must not be like them. For God, who is your Father, knows what you need before you ask him.

John Wesley New Testament

Be not therefore like them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore make not yourselves like them: for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye ask him.

King James 2000

Be not therefore like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows {what you need} before you ask him.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be ye not like them therefore: for your father knoweth whereof ye have need, before ye ask of him.

Moffatt New Testament

you must not copy them; your Father knows your needs before you ask him.

Montgomery New Testament

"Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

NET Bible

Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.

Noyes New Testament

Be not ye therefore like them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Sawyer New Testament

Be not, therefore, like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

The Emphasized Bible

do not, therefore, make yourselves like them, for Godyour Father knoweth of what things ye have, need, before ye ask him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Be not ye therefore like them: for your Father knoweth of what things ye have need, before you ask him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not imitate them; for God, your Father, knows what you need before you ask him.

Webster

Therefore be ye not like them: for your Father knoweth what things ye need before ye ask him.

Weymouth New Testament

Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.

World English Bible

Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.

Worrell New Testament

Be not, therefore, like them; for your Father knoweth of what things ye have need before ye ask Him.

Worsley New Testament

be not ye therefore like them; for your Father knoweth what ye have need of before ye ask Him.

Youngs Literal Translation

be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be
ὁμοιόω 
Homoioo 
liken, make like, be like, in the likeness of, resemble
Usage: 3

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

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ὁμοιόω 
Homoioo 
liken, make like, be like, in the likeness of, resemble
Usage: 3


Usage: 0

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ye have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

need of
χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 6:8

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: How To Pray

7 And whenever you pray, you must not keep on repeating set phrases, as the heathen do, for they suppose that they will be heard in accordance with the length of their prayers, 8  So then you must not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9 So this is the way you must pray: Our Father in heaven, Your name be revered.


Cross References

Matthew 6:32

For the heathen are greedily pursuing all such things; and surely your heavenly Father well knows that you need them all.

Matthew 6:32

For the heathen are greedily pursuing all such things; and surely your heavenly Father well knows that you need them all.

Matthew 6:32-19

For the heathen are greedily pursuing all such things; and surely your heavenly Father well knows that you need them all.

Luke 12:30

For all these are the very things the nations of the world are greedily trying to get, and surely your Father well knows that you need them.

John 16:23-27

At that time you will ask me no more questions. I most solemnly say to you, the Father will give you, as bearers of my name, whatever you ask Him for.

Philippians 4:6

Stop being worried about anything, but always, in prayer and entreaty, and with thanksgiving, keep on making your wants known to God.

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