Matthew 6:1-34 (KJV)
[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.

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

[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.

[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.

[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 thy name.

[10] Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done
in earth, as it is in heaven.

[11] Give us this day our daily bread.

[12] And forgive us our debts,
as we 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. 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
thine head, and wash thy face;

[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 steal:

[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?

[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 stature?

[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.

[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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