Matthew 6:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when you go without food, put oil on your head and make your face clean;
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, [when] fasting, anoint thy head and wash thy face,
- Darby Bible

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;
- Webster's Bible

But, whenever you fast, pour perfume on your hair and wash your face,
- Weymouth Bible

But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
- World English Bible

But whanne thou fastist, anoynte thin heed, and waische thi face,
- Wycliffe Bible

`But thou, fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:17


6:17 Anoint thy head - So the Jews frequently did. Dress thyself as usual.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:17


Mt 6:17 Anoint thine head. That is, dress as usual. Wash thy face. The usual practice before eating.

Discussion for Matthew 6:17

  • Gurjit Singh for verse 17
    Fast of a soul is to give up the desires for worldly things and empty the stomach of soul for grace of God.Anoint of head is to put oil of loving,soft,divine feelings emotions .Washing the face mean to remove bad thoughts from your mind and forget all your dispute,enimities and wrongness.
  • Caitlyn for verse 17
    GOD is so good to me! I Love this verse

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