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Matthew 6:1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Giving to the Poor and Prayer

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

“So when you [a]give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you [b]give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your [c]giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:2 Or give alms
  2. Matthew 6:3 Or give alms
  3. Matthew 6:4 Or alms
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Matthew 6:1-4 Good News Translation (GNT)

Teaching about Charity

“Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people will see what you do. If you do these things publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heaven.

“So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it, as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the streets. They do it so that people will praise them. I assure you, they have already been paid in full. But when you help a needy person, do it in such a way that even your closest friend will not know about it. Then it will be a private matter. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

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