1 Take heed that ye practise not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou dost 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 reward. 3 But when thou dost alms, let not thy left-hand know what thy right-hand doth: 4 That thy alms may be in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray, standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may appear to men: verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathens; for they think they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not therefore like them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 Thus therefore pray ye, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16 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 reward. 17 But thou when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face. 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break thro' and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break thro' nor steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 The eye is the light of the body: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness: if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness?
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will cleave to the one and neglect the other.
25 Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take not thought for your life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the birds of the air: they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. 27 Are ye not much better than they? And which of you by taking thought can add to his age the smallest measure? 28 And why take ye thought 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. 30 Now: if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the still, will he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take not thought, saying, What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall we wear? 32 (For after all these things do the heathens seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye need all these things, 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Take not therefore thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for itself: sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.