1 But take heed that you do not your righteousness before the people, in order to be seen by them: else you have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens: 2 therefore when you may do alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, in order that they may be glorified by the people: truly I say unto you, They exhaust their reward. 3 But thou doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 in order that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who sees in secret will reward thee openly.
5 And when you pray, be not like the hypocrites: because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, in order that they may appear unto the people. Truly I say unto you, They exhaust their reward. 6 But when thou mayest pray, enter into thy closet, and having closed thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret will reward thee openly. 7 And praying do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do: for they think they shall be heard in their much speaking. 8 Therefore be not like unto them: for your Father knows of what things you have need, before you ask him.
9 Therefore pray ye after this manner: Our Father who art in the heavens, let thy name be hallowed: 10 let thy kingdom come: let thy will be done, as in heaven, even so upon earth: 11 give us this day our daily bread: 12 and forgive us our debts, as we have also forgiven our debtors: 13 lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
14 For if you may not forgive the people their trespasses, your heavenly Father will not forgive you: 15 and if you do not forgive the people, your Father will not forgive you your trespasses.
16 And when you may fast, be not like the hypocrites, of a sad contenance: for they disfigure their faces, in order that they may appear unto the people fasting. Truly I say unto you, They exhaust their reward. 17 But thou, fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face; 18 in order that thou mayest not appear unto the people fasting, but to thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not corrupt, and thieves do not break through and steal: 21 for where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.
22 For the light of the body is the eye. If thine eye may be clear, thy whole body will he lighted. 23 If thine eye may be bad, thy whole body will be dark. Then if the light which is in you is darkness, the darkness is so great.
24 No one is able to serve two masters: for he will hate the one, and love the other; or cleave to the one, and despise the other. You are not able to serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not solicitous for your soul what you may eat, nor for your body what you may put on. Is not your soul more valuable than food, and your body than raiment? 26 Look unto the fowls of heaven, how they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not more excellent than they? 27 And which one of you being solicitous is able to add one moment to his existence? 28 And why are you solicitous concerning raiment? Know the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. 29 But I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these. 30 But if God so clothed the verdure of the field, existing today and tomorrow cast into the oven, how much more you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore be not solicitous, saying, What can we eat? or what can we drink? or with what can we be clothed? 32 For after all these things the heathen were seeking; for your heavenly Father knoweth that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Therefore be not solicitous unto the morrow: for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.