1 But take heed not to perform your righteousness before men, to be seen by them; otherwise indeed, you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 When, therefore, you give in charity, sound not a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be glorified by men. I tell you truly, they have their reward. 3 But when you give in charity let not your left hand know what your right hand does, 4 that your charity may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you.
5 And when you pray, be not like the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and at the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. I tell you truly, they have their reward. 6 But when you pray enter into your private room, and having shut your door pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you. 7 And when you pray use not vain repetitions, as the gentiles do; for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not, therefore, like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 Pray, therefore, thus; Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name; 10 thy kingdom come; thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth; 11 give us to-day our essential bread, 12 and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; 13 and bring us not into trial, but deliver us from evil.
14 For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you; 15 but if you forgive not men, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
16 And when you fast, be not like the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. I tell you truly, they have their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face, 18 that you may not appear to men to fast, but to your Father in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where a moth and corrosion destroy, and where thieves dig through and steal. 20 But lay up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither a moth nor corrosion destroys, and where thieves dig not through nor steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The light of the body is the eye. If, therefore, your eye is sound, your whole body will be light; 23 but if your eye is evil, your whole body will be dark. If, therefore, the light which is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the first, and love the other, or he will adhere to the first, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches.
25 On this account I tell you, be not anxious for your soul, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on, is not the soul more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of heaven; they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into store-houses; but your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? 27 Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why are you anxious concerning clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they perform no hard labor, neither do they spin; 29 but I tell you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 And if God so clothes the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, men of little faith? 31 Be not anxious, therefore, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or with what shall we be clothed? 32 For after all these things the gentiles seek; and your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first righteousness and his kingdom, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Be not anxious, therefore, for to-morrow, for to-morrow will be anxious for its; sufficient for the day is its evil.