The New King James Version

Matthew 6:1–7:23

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Charitable Deeds

6 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, awhen you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret bwill Himself reward you 1openly.

Prayer

Luke 11:2–4

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the 2hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, cgo into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you 3openly. And when you pray, ddo not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. eFor they think that they will be heard for their many words.

“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father fknows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this gmanner, therefore, pray:

hOur Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your iname.

10 Your kingdom come.

jYour will be done

On earth kas it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our ldaily bread.

12 And mforgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

13 n And do not lead us into temptation,

But odeliver us from the evil one.

4For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 p“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But qif you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Fasting

16 “Moreover, rwhen you fast, do not be like the 5hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, sanoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you 6openly.

Wealth

Luke 11:34–36; 12:22–34

19 t“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 ubut lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

22 v “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is 7good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is 8bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 w“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. xYou cannot serve God and 9mammon.

25 “Therefore I say to you, ydo not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 zLook at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one 1cubit to his 2stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not 3arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But aseek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Judging

Luke 6:37–42

7 “Judge 1 anot, that you be not judged. For with what 2judgment you judge, you will be judged; band with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. cAnd why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

d“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

“Ask, and It Will Be Given”

Luke 11:9–13

e“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For feveryone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. gOr what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, hbeing evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Golden Rule

Luke 6:31

12 Therefore, iwhatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for jthis is the Law and the Prophets.

Two Ways of Life

13 k“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 3Because narrow is the gate and 4difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

False and True Teaching

Luke 6:43–45

15 l“Beware of false prophets, mwho come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 nYou will know them by their fruits. oDo men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, pevery good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 qEvery tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

True Way into the Kingdom

Luke 6:46

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, r‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who sdoes the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we tnot prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And uthen I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; vdepart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

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