THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount—He teaches the disciples the Lord’s Prayer—They are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
heed that ye do not your balms
before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine
alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the ahypocrites
do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have bglory
of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine aalms
may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall breward
¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the ahypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy acloset
, and when thou hast bshut
thy door, cpray
to thy Father which is in dsecret
; and thy Father which eseeth
in secret shall freward
But when ye pray, use not vain arepetitions
, as the bheathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father aknoweth
what things ye have bneed
of, before ye ask him.
come. Thy bwill
be done cin
earth, as it is
Give us this day our daily abread
us not into ctemptation
deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the eglory
, for ever. Amen.
For if ye aforgive
men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye aforgive
not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
¶ 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 afast
. Verily I say unto you, They bhave
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
That thou appear not unto men to afast
, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall breward
¶ Lay not up for yourselves atreasures
upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves bbreak
through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves atreasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor bsteal
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine aeye
, thy whole body shall be full of clight
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
man can bserve
: for either he will dhate
the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and emammon
I say unto you, Take no bthought
for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment? aConsider
the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, ashall
he not much more clothe
you, O ye of little bfaith
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father aknoweth
that ye have need of all these things.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take athought
for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof.