Let it serve as a sign for you on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead,[a](A) so that the Lord’s instruction may be in your mouth; for the Lord brought you out of Egypt with a strong hand.

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  1. Exodus 13:9 Lit reminder between your eyes

Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol[a] on your forehead.[b](A)

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  1. Deuteronomy 6:8 Or phylactery; Mt 23:5
  2. Deuteronomy 6:8 Lit symbol between your eyes

18 “Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol[a] on your foreheads.[b]

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  1. Deuteronomy 11:18 Or phylactery; Mt 23:5
  2. Deuteronomy 11:18 Lit symbol between your eyes; Ex 13:16; Dt 6:8

How to Give

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness[a] in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

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  1. Matthew 6:1 Other mss read charitable giving

How to Pray

“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!(A)

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How to Fast

16 “Whenever you fast, don’t be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they make their faces unattractive[a](A) so their fasting is obvious to people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!

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  1. Matthew 6:16 Or unrecognizable, or disfigured

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