Matthew 6:3

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But when thou doest almes, let not thy left hand know, what thy right doeth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when you give money, let not your left hand see what your right hand does:
- Basic English Bible

But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;
- Darby Bible

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
- Webster's Bible

But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing,
- Weymouth Bible

But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,
- World English Bible

But whanne thou doist almes, knowe not thi left hond what thi riyt hond doith, that thin almes be in hidils,
- Wycliffe Bible

`But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:3


6:3 Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth - A proverbial expression for doing a thing secretly. Do it as secretly as is consistent, With the doing it at all. With the doing it in the most effectual manner.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:3


Mt 6:3 Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth. A strong expression to indicate that there must be no publishing of our alms deeds.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • BSP
    Verses 22, 23: Jesus here contrasted a simple eye and an evil eye. A simple eye is focused on serving God but an evil eye is focused on selfish things.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 6:20 BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN WHERE NEITHER MOTH NOR RUST DOTH CORRUPT AND WHERE THIEVES DO NOT BREAK THROUGH NOR STEAL----6:21 FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR --- HEART --- BE ALSO PROVERBS 15:6 IN THE HOUSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS MUCH TREASURE BUT IN THE REVENUES OF THE WICKED IS TROUBLE
  • Eva N. Walker
    I think that it is from God and it`s all powerful and anointed. AMEN!!!
  • Andy
    Just as Jehovah God forgives us of our sins, we want to show a forgiving attitude towards people.
  • Wayne
    Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust obey.
  • Wayne
    V. 33. Wife and I are retired. When we need extra money the Lord provides. Last few months, spirit of saving money has been on me. When the amount reached $4000, the saving spirit left me. Very noticeable, the departing. The Lord always supplies. Don't know what the needs will be but I know He has supplied to take care of it. Jesus never disappoints but feeds us and clothes us. Praise His Name!!!

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