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Matthew 6Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Righteous Living

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before others to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. So whenever you do tzedakah, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Amen, I tell you, they have their reward in full! But when you do tzedakah, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your tzedakah may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you.

“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Amen, I tell you, they have their reward in full! But you, when you pray, go into your inner room; and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you. And when you are praying, do not babble on and on like the pagans; for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

“Therefore, pray in this way:

‘Our Father in heaven,
    sanctified be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
    Your will be done
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from the evil one.’[a]

14 “For if you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.

16 “And whenever you fast, do not become sad-faced like the hypocrites, for they neglect their faces to make their fasting evident to men. Amen, I tell you, they have their reward in full! 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that your fasting won’t be evident to men, but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.[b]

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust[c] destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in or steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore if your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick by one and look down on the other. You cannot serve God and money.”[d]

Overcoming Worry with Trust

25 “So I say to you, do not worry about your life—what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26 “Look at the birds of the air. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns; yet your Father in heaven feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? [e] 28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. [f] 30 Now if in this way God clothes the grass—which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow—will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the pagans eagerly pursue all these things; yet your Father in heaven knows that you need all these. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:13 Some mss. add: For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
  2. Matthew 6:18 cf. Isa. 58:3-6.
  3. Matthew 6:19 Lit. act of eating, devouring.
  4. Matthew 6:24 Lit. mammon, Aramaic for wealth, property; sometimes personified as Mammon.
  5. Matthew 6:28 Or a cubit to his height.
  6. Matthew 6:30 cf. 1 Ki. 10:4-7.
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Tree of Life (TLV) Translation of the Bible. Copyright © 2015 by The Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.

ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT)

Προσέχετε [a]δὲ τὴν [b]δικαιοσύνην ὑμῶν μὴ ποιεῖν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων πρὸς τὸ θεαθῆναι αὐτοῖς· εἰ δὲ μή γε, μισθὸν οὐκ ἔχετε παρὰ τῷ πατρὶ ὑμῶν τῷ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.

Ὅταν οὖν ποιῇς ἐλεημοσύνην, μὴ σαλπίσῃς ἔμπροσθέν σου, ὥσπερ οἱ ὑποκριταὶ ποιοῦσιν ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς ῥύμαις, ὅπως δοξασθῶσιν ὑπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων· ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀπέχουσιν τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σοῦ δὲ ποιοῦντος ἐλεημοσύνην μὴ γνώτω ἡ ἀριστερά σου τί ποιεῖ ἡ δεξιά σου, ὅπως ᾖ σου ἡ ἐλεημοσύνη ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ· καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ [c]κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει [d]σοι.

Καὶ ὅταν [e]προσεύχησθε, οὐκ ἔσεσθε ὡς οἱ ὑποκριταί· ὅτι φιλοῦσιν ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς γωνίαις τῶν πλατειῶν ἑστῶτες προσεύχεσθαι, [f]ὅπως φανῶσιν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις· ἀμὴν λέγω [g]ὑμῖν, ἀπέχουσι τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. σὺ δὲ ὅταν προσεύχῃ, εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ ταμεῖόν σου καὶ κλείσας τὴν θύραν σου πρόσευξαι τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ· καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει [h]σοι.

Προσευχόμενοι δὲ μὴ βατταλογήσητε ὥσπερ οἱ ἐθνικοί, δοκοῦσιν γὰρ ὅτι ἐν τῇ πολυλογίᾳ αὐτῶν εἰσακουσθήσονται· μὴ οὖν ὁμοιωθῆτε αὐτοῖς, οἶδεν γὰρ [i]ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὧν χρείαν ἔχετε πρὸ τοῦ ὑμᾶς αἰτῆσαι αὐτόν.

Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς· Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς· ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου, 10 ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ [j]ἐπὶ γῆς· 11 τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον· 12 καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς [k]ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν· 13 καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ [l]πονηροῦ. 14 ἐὰν γὰρ ἀφῆτε τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν, ἀφήσει καὶ ὑμῖν ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος· 15 ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀφῆτε τοῖς [m]ἀνθρώποις, οὐδὲ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἀφήσει τὰ παραπτώματα ὑμῶν.

16 Ὅταν δὲ νηστεύητε, μὴ γίνεσθε [n]ὡς οἱ ὑποκριταὶ σκυθρωποί, ἀφανίζουσιν γὰρ τὰ πρόσωπα αὐτῶν ὅπως φανῶσιν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύοντες· ἀμὴν λέγω [o]ὑμῖν, ἀπέχουσιν τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. 17 σὺ δὲ νηστεύων ἄλειψαί σου τὴν κεφαλὴν καὶ τὸ πρόσωπόν σου νίψαι, 18 ὅπως μὴ φανῇς τοῖς ἀνθρώποις νηστεύων ἀλλὰ τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ [p]κρυφαίῳ· καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ [q]κρυφαίῳ ἀποδώσει σοι.

19 Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσιν καὶ κλέπτουσιν· 20 θησαυρίζετε δὲ ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐν οὐρανῷ, ὅπου οὔτε σὴς οὔτε βρῶσις ἀφανίζει, καὶ ὅπου κλέπται οὐ διορύσσουσιν οὐδὲ κλέπτουσιν· 21 ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρός [r]σου, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία [s]σου.

22 Ὁ λύχνος τοῦ σώματός ἐστιν ὁ ὀφθαλμός. ἐὰν οὖν [t]ᾖ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου ἁπλοῦς, ὅλον τὸ σῶμά σου φωτεινὸν ἔσται· 23 ἐὰν δὲ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου πονηρὸς ᾖ, ὅλον τὸ σῶμά σου σκοτεινὸν ἔσται. εἰ οὖν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἐν σοὶ σκότος ἐστίν, τὸ σκότος πόσον.

24 Οὐδεὶς δύναται δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν· ἢ γὰρ τὸν ἕνα μισήσει καὶ τὸν ἕτερον ἀγαπήσει, ἢ ἑνὸς ἀνθέξεται καὶ τοῦ ἑτέρου καταφρονήσει. οὐ δύνασθε θεῷ δουλεύειν καὶ μαμωνᾷ.

25 Διὰ τοῦτο λέγω ὑμῖν· μὴ μεριμνᾶτε τῇ ψυχῇ ὑμῶν τί [u]φάγητε, μηδὲ τῷ σώματι ὑμῶν τί ἐνδύσησθε· οὐχὶ ἡ ψυχὴ πλεῖόν ἐστι τῆς τροφῆς καὶ τὸ σῶμα τοῦ ἐνδύματος; 26 ἐμβλέψατε εἰς τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὅτι οὐ σπείρουσιν οὐδὲ θερίζουσιν οὐδὲ συνάγουσιν εἰς ἀποθήκας, καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος τρέφει αὐτά· οὐχ ὑμεῖς μᾶλλον διαφέρετε αὐτῶν; 27 τίς δὲ ἐξ ὑμῶν μεριμνῶν δύναται προσθεῖναι ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλικίαν αὐτοῦ πῆχυν ἕνα; 28 καὶ περὶ ἐνδύματος τί μεριμνᾶτε; καταμάθετε τὰ κρίνα τοῦ ἀγροῦ πῶς [v]αὐξάνουσιν· οὐ κοπιῶσιν οὐδὲ νήθουσιν· 29 λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐδὲ Σολομὼν ἐν πάσῃ τῇ δόξῃ αὐτοῦ περιεβάλετο ὡς ἓν τούτων. 30 εἰ δὲ τὸν χόρτον τοῦ ἀγροῦ σήμερον ὄντα καὶ αὔριον εἰς κλίβανον βαλλόμενον ὁ θεὸς οὕτως ἀμφιέννυσιν, οὐ πολλῷ μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς, ὀλιγόπιστοι; 31 μὴ οὖν μεριμνήσητε λέγοντες· Τί φάγωμεν; ἤ· Τί πίωμεν; ἤ· Τί περιβαλώμεθα; 32 πάντα γὰρ ταῦτα τὰ ἔθνη [w]ἐπιζητοῦσιν· οἶδεν γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος ὅτι χρῄζετε τούτων ἁπάντων. 33 ζητεῖτε δὲ πρῶτον τὴν [x]βασιλείαν καὶ τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτοῦ, καὶ ταῦτα πάντα προστεθήσεται ὑμῖν. 34 μὴ οὖν μεριμνήσητε εἰς τὴν αὔριον, ἡ γὰρ αὔριον μεριμνήσει [y]αὑτῆς· ἀρκετὸν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἡ κακία αὐτῆς.

Footnotes:

  1. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:1 δὲ WH NA ] Treg NIV RP
  2. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:1 δικαιοσύνην WH Treg NIV ] ἐλεημοσύνην RP
  3. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:4 κρυπτῷ WH Treg NIV ] + αὑτὸς RP
  4. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:4 σοι WH Treg NIV ] + ἐν τῷ φανερῷ RP
  5. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:5 προσεύχησθε, οὐκ ἔσεσθε ὡς WH Treg NIV ] προσεύχῃ οὐκ ἔσῃ ὥσπερ RP
  6. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:5 ὅπως WH Treg NIV ] + ἂν RP
  7. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:5 ὑμῖν WH Treg NIV ] + ὅτι RP
  8. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:6 σοι WH Treg NIV ] + ἐν τῷ φανερῷ RP
  9. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:8 Treg NIV RP ] + θεὸς ὁ WH
  10. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:10 ἐπὶ WH Treg NIV ] + τῆς RP
  11. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:12 ἀφήκαμεν WH Treg NIV ] ἀφίεμεν RP
  12. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:13 πονηροῦ WH Treg NIV ] + Ὅτι σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοῦς αἰῶνας Ἀμήν RP
  13. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:15 ἀνθρώποις Holmes WHmarg NA ] + τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν WH Treg NIV RP
  14. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:16 ὡς WH Treg NIV ] ὥσπερ RP
  15. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:16 ὑμῖν WH Treg NIV ] + ὅτι RP
  16. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:18 *κρυφαίῳ WH Treg NIV ] κρυπτῷ RP
  17. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:18 *κρυφαίῳ WH Treg NIV ] κρυπτῷ RP
  18. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:21 *σου WH Treg NIV ] ὑμῶν RP
  19. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:21 *σου WH Treg NIV ] ὑμῶν RP
  20. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:22 ᾖ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου ἁπλοῦς WH NIV ] ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου ἁπλοῦς ᾖ Treg RP
  21. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:25 φάγητε Holmes WHmarg] + ἢ τί πίητε WH Treg NIV; + καὶ τί πίητε RP
  22. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:28 αὐξάνουσιν· οὐ κοπιῶσιν οὐδὲ νήθουσιν WH NIV ] αὐξάνουσιν· οὐ κοπιοῦσιν οὐδὲ νήθουσιν Treg; αὐξάνει οὐ κοπιᾷ οὐδὲ νήθει RP
  23. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:32 ἐπιζητοῦσιν WH Treg NIV ] ἐπιζητεῖ RP
  24. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:33 βασιλείαν WH ] + τοῦ θεοῦ Treg NIV RP
  25. ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 6:34 αὑτῆς WH ] ἑαυτῆς Treg NIV; τὰ ἑαυτῆς RP
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