“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father(A) in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom(B) come,
your will be done,(C)
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.(D)
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.(E)
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a](F)
    but deliver us from the evil one.[b](G)

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.(H) 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.(I)

Fasting

16 “When you fast,(J) do not look somber(K) as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.(L)

Treasures in Heaven(M)

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,(N) where moths and vermin destroy,(O) and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,(P) where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.(Q) 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.(R)

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,[c] your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy,[d] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.(S)

Do Not Worry(T)

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry(U) about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.(V) Are you not much more valuable than they?(W) 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?(X)

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor(Y) was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?(Z) 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.(AA) 33 But seek first his kingdom(AB) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.(AC) 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 6:13 The Greek for temptation can also mean testing.
  2. Matthew 6:13 Or from evil; some late manuscripts one, / for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
  3. Matthew 6:22 The Greek for healthy here implies generous.
  4. Matthew 6:23 The Greek for unhealthy here implies stingy.
  5. Matthew 6:27 Or single cubit to your height

11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts(A) to those who ask him!

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And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father,(A) and he is in heaven.

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19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,(A) baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,(B)

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The Baptism and Testing of Jesus(A)(B)

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth(C) in Galilee and was baptized by John(D) in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.(E) 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son,(F) whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”(G)

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24 God is spirit,(A) and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

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26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life(A) in himself.

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Jesus answered, “I am(A) the way(B) and the truth(C) and the life.(D) No one comes to the Father except through me.(E) If you really know me, you will know[a] my Father as well.(F) From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip(G) said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.(H) How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?(I) The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.(J) Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.(K) 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes(L) in me will do the works I have been doing,(M) and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask(N) in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

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Footnotes

  1. John 14:7 Some manuscripts If you really knew me, you would know

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven(A) and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come.(B) Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.(C) For you granted him authority over all people(D) that he might give eternal life(E) to all those you have given him.(F) Now this is eternal life: that they know you,(G) the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.(H) I have brought you glory(I) on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.(J) And now, Father, glorify me(K) in your presence with the glory I had with you(L) before the world began.(M)

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you[a](N) to those whom you gave me(O) out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me(P) and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you,(Q) and they believed that you sent me.(R)

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  1. John 17:6 Greek your name

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.(A)

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14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God(A) are the children of God.(B) 15 The Spirit(C) you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;(D) rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:15 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23.
  2. Romans 8:15 Aramaic for father

yet for us there is but one God,(A) the Father,(B) from whom all things came(C) and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord,(D) Jesus Christ, through whom all things came(E) and through whom we live.

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Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son(A) into our hearts,(B) the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[a] Father.”(C)

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  1. Galatians 4:6 Aramaic for Father

one God and Father of all,(A) who is over all and through all and in all.(B)

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The Supremacy of the Son of God

15 The Son is the image(A) of the invisible God,(B) the firstborn(C) over all creation.

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17 Now to the King(A) eternal, immortal,(B) invisible,(C) the only God,(D) be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.(E)

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him(A) must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

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Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits(A) and live!(B)

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17 Since you call on a Father(A) who judges each person’s work(B) impartially,(C) live out your time as foreigners(D) here in reverent fear.(E)

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For there are three(A) that testify:

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