4. Concerning the Righteous Deeds of the Kingdom People
1 1But take care not to do your 2righteousness 3before men in order to be agazed at by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your 4Father who is in the heavens.
2 Therefore when you agive alms, do not 1sound a trumpet before you as the 2bhypocrites do in the 3synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be cglorified by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
3 But you, when you give alms, do not let your 1left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 So that your alms may be in 1asecret; and your Father who 2sees in secret will 3brepay you.
5 And when you pray, you shall not be like the ahypocrites, because they love to bpray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have 1their reward in full.
6 But you, when you pray, enter into your 1private room, and ashut your door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in bsecret will repay you.
7 And in praying do 1not babble empty words as the Gentiles do; for they suppose that in their amultiplicity of words they will be heard.
8 Therefore do not be like them, for your Father aknows the things that you have need of before you 1ask Him.
9 aYou then pray 1in this way: Our bFather who is in the heavens, 2Your name be csanctified;
10 Your akingdom come; Your bwill be done, as in heaven, so also on 1earth.
11 1Give us 2today our 3daily bread.
12 And 1aforgive us our debts, as we also have 1forgiven our debtors.
13 And do 1not bring us into atemptation, but bdeliver us from 2the cevil one. 3For Yours is the 4dkingdom and the epower and the fglory forever. 5gAmen.
14 1For if you aforgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you also;
15 But if you do anot forgive men their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
16 And when you 1afast, do not be like the sullen-faced hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so that they may bappear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, They have their reward in full.
17 But you, when you fast, aanoint your head and wash your face,
18 So that you may not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in asecret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.