Matthew 6 Pray Our Father Which Art In Heaven
The Book of Matthew, The Structure of The Book As A Whole
Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be
seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which
is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine 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.
Do not your alms before men, to be seen of them
- for money or gifts to help the poor; charity.
Ye have no reward of your Father which is in
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
Hypocrites - play actor
They have their reward.
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth
in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
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.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
When thou prayest, enter into thy closet
Pray to thy Father which is in secret
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray
ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be
Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of,
before ye ask him.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
Our Father = Only pray to Our Father
which art in heaven
Which = Who.
Heaven = heavens
Hallowed = Sanctified.
Thy = Note that the first three petitions
are with respect to God, while the next four
concern those who pray. God is to be put first
in all prayer.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Thy kingdom come: We mortal are, and alter from
our birth, Thou constant art
Thy will be done in earth: Thou mad'st the earth
as well as planets seven, Thy Name be blessed here
As it is in heaven: Nothing were have to use, or
debts to pay, Except thou give it us
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Give us this day: Where with to cloth us, where
with to be fed, For without Thee we want
Our daily bread: We want, but want no faults,
for no day passes, But we do sin
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. Amen.
Forgive us our trespasses: No man from sinning
ever free did live, Forgive us, Lord, our sins
As we forgive: If we repent our faults, Thou
never disdaineth us: We pardon them
That trespasses against us: Forgive us that is
past, a new path tread us, Direct us always in
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.
And lead us: We, thine own
people and Thy chosen nation, Into all truth,
Not into temptation: Thou that of all good
graces art the Giver, Suffer us not to wander
But deliver: Us from the fierce assaults of
world and devil, And flesh, so shalt Thou free
From all evil: To these petitions let both
Church and laymen, With one consent of heart and
voice, say Amen
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
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth
and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
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 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 else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought 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?
Some only think about money, they don't have time for
26 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?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
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 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to
day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much
more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
He's saying, don't worry.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the
day is the evil thereof.
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