Matthew 6:1-4 King James Version

Jesus' Teaching on Almsgiving

6 1  Take heed that ye do not your alms [1] before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2  Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not [2] sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 3  But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4  That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.


[1] 6:1 alms: or, righteousness

[2] 6:2 do not...: or, cause not a trumpet to be sounded

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