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M AT T H E W 6 : 3 3
be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even
before you ask him! 9 Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,*
12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,*
but rescue us from the evil one.*
14 “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will
forgive you. 15 But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive
16 “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they
try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their
fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. 17 But
when you fast, comb your hair* and wash your face. 18 Then no one will
notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in
private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Teaching about Money and Possessions
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust
destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures
in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break
in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart
will also be.
22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your
eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is
unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think
you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other;
you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and
be enslaved to money.
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you
have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more
than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They
don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father
feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can
all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and
how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in
all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares
so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire
tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will
we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of
unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek
the Kingdom of God* above all else, and live righteously, and he will give
you everything you need.
6:11 Or Give us today our food for the day; or Give us today our food for tomorrow. 6:13a Or And
keep us from being tested. 6:13b Or from evil. Some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and
the power and the glory forever. Amen. 6:17 Greek anoint your head. 6:33 Some manuscripts do
not include of God.
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