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Matthew 6, Orthodox

  
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6:1 herefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.

How to give alms


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.

6:2 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.

6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

6:4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

How to pray

6:5 "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.

6:6 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.

6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

6:8 "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

6:9 "After this manner therefore pray ye:

'Our Father Which art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.

6:10 Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in Heaven.

6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

6:12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.

6:13 And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.'

6:14 "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

6:15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

How to fast

6:16 "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad face: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

6:18 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.

Trusting God wholly

6:19 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

6:21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

6:23 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!

6:24 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.

Trusting God for basic needs

6:25 "Therefore I say unto you, Do not worry about 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 food, and the body than garments?

6:26 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?

6:27 Do you think you can add one single hour to your life by worrying? You might as well try to worry yourself into being a foot and a half taller!

6:28 "And why do you worry for garments? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

6:29 and yet I say unto you, Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

6:30 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?

6:31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'Wherewithal shall we be clothed?'

6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

6:33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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