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Matthew 6:16-18 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

16 But when ye fast, do not ye be made as hypocrites sorrowful, for they deface themselves, to seem fasting to men [for they put their faces out of natural terms, that they seem fasting to men]; truly I say to you, they have received their meed.

17 But when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face,

18 that thou be not seen fasting to men, but to thy Father that is in huddles, and thy Father that seeth in privy [and thy Father that seeth in huddles], shall yield to thee.

Matthew 6:16-18 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

16 Moreover, when you fast, do not be sad like the hypocrites are. For they disfigure their faces so they may be seen by men, how they fast. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that it does not appear to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Matthew 6:16-18 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

16 [a]Moreover, when ye fast, look not sour as the hypocrites: for they [b]disfigure their faces, that they might seem unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you that they have their reward.

17 But when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face,

18 That thou seem not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 6:16 Against such as hunt after a name of holiness, by fasting.
  2. Matthew 6:16 They suffer not their first hue to be seen, that is to say, they mar the natural color of their faces, that they may seem lean and palefaced.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Matthew 6:16-18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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