Matthew 6:4

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 6:4

That thine almes may be in secret: And thy father which seeth in secret, himselfe shall reward thee openly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees {what is done} in secret will reward you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that your giving may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
- Basic English Bible

so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.
- Darby Bible

That thy alms may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, himself will reward thee openly.
- Webster's Bible

that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
- Weymouth Bible

so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
- World English Bible

and thi fadir that seeth in hiddils, schal quyte thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

that thy kindness may be in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret Himself shall reward thee manifestly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 6:4

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:4


6:2 As the hypocrites do - Many of the scribes and Pharisees did this, under a pretence of calling the poor together. They have their reward - All they will have; for they shall have none from God.

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.

6:5 The synagogues - These were properly the places where the people assembled for public prayer, and hearing the Scriptures read and expounded. They were in every city from the time of the Babylonish captivity, and had service in them thrice a day on three days in the week. In every synagogue was a council of grave and wise persons, over whom was a president, called the ruler of the synagogue. But the word here, as well as in many other texts, signifies any place of public concourse.

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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:4


Mt 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret. It is not concealment that is required, so much as to avoid ostentation. Openly. Literally, "in the open place", in the last day, when every secret thing is made manifest.

Discussion for Matthew 6:4

  • Brianna on Matthew 6:4
    I was just reading this scripture and wanted to comment on it value! What are the motives behind my giving? Are they purely out of love and a desire to help? There is no need to look for man 's approval. The approval and the reward are all from Jehovah.


 

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