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Matthew 6:6

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But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Matthew 6:6

But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees {what is done} in secret will reward you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when you make your prayer, go into your private room, and, shutting the door, say a prayer to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.
- Darby Bible

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
- Webster's Bible

But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
- Weymouth Bible

But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
- World English Bible

But whanne thou schalt preye, entre in to thi couche, and whanne the dore is schet, preye thi fadir in hidils, and thi fadir that seeth in hidils, schal yelde to thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But thou, when thou mayest pray, go into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who [is] in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:6

6:6 Enter into thy closet - That is, do it with as much secrecy as thou canst.

 

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:6

Mt 6:6 When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. Private devotions are meant, nor is this designed to prohibit prayers in public assemblies. The Lord himself both prayed "in the mountain alone" (Mt 14:23), in the night alone (Lu 6:12), and in public in the presence of his disciples. We have records of many prayers offered by the apostles in public assemblies. "Thy closet" may mean any secret place. Peter's closet was on the house-top; the Savior's on a mountain alone.

 

Comments for Matthew 6:6

Mae Garrett's comment on 2014-02-03 14:41:49:

I think it means a special private place that you choose where you can talk to God just you and him. My special place is my walk in closet in my bedroom. I can tell you from experince he will do just what he said in his word.What you ask in secret he will reward you openly.

 

Wangatia's comment on 2014-02-02 01:11:12:

Closet means ' shutting out any distractions'

 

Kathleen's comment on 2013-10-28 16:26:58:

i believe it means when we are living in the flesh and not the spirit, when our prayers our selfishly motivated. when we ask god for what we want rather than what he wants.

 

Sunday Israel Oyedokun's comment on 2013-10-06 11:33:10:

If you patiently read that chapter with understanding, you will find out that Jesus Christ means when you are interceeding for somebody. That is why He said, "for they love to pray standing ....TO BE SEEN BY OTHERS." Then he said' "truely, they have recieved their reward in full."
And what is reward? Reward is a thing that you are given because you have done something good.
So interceeding for people in public means that you want people to speak well of you that you are kind instead of letting God to reward you.

 

Sidney Ruiters's comment on 2013-07-17 00:18:07:

it mean shut yourself from the people around you , close your door than enter to JESUS door ,which is an open door

 

Tiffany's comment on 2013-04-02 14:13:44:

I believe it means the secret chambers of your heart. God see the heart of man. That is the inner part of a man's spirit "the heart" You can be anywhere and pray from your heart. God judges the heart of man.

 

Bruce's comment on 2012-03-29 18:12:29:

I agree with previous comment,"Enter into thy closet" does not mean Physical Room/Place. It is an internal closet.

 


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