“And when you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to (A)stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners (B)so that they [a]will be seen by people. (C)Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But as for you, when you pray, (D)go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and (E)your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

“And when you are praying, do not use thoughtless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard because of their (F)many words. So do not be like them; for (G)your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

The Lord’s Prayer

(H)Pray, then, in this way:

‘Our Father, who is in heaven,
[b]Hallowed be Your name.
10 [c](I)Your kingdom come.
(J)Your will be done,
[d]On earth as it is in heaven.
11 (K)Give us this day [e]our daily bread.
12 And (L)forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but (M)deliver us from [f](N)evil.[g]

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  1. Matthew 6:5 Lit may show themselves to
  2. Matthew 6:9 I.e., treated as sacred or holy
  3. Matthew 6:10 Or May Your...come
  4. Matthew 6:10 Lit as in heaven, also on earth
  5. Matthew 6:11 Or our bread for tomorrow
  6. Matthew 6:13 Or the evil one
  7. Matthew 6:13 Late mss add For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

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