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

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

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

  • BSP
    Verse 24: we can not give Jehovah God exclusive devotion and at the same time be dedicated to gathering material things.
  • BSP
    Verse 10 shows the subjects we should make a priority in our prayers.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sister Thelma; It is a comfort like healing balm to read good words like yours! While so many times I am compelled to answer, reprove, rebuke and correct, many misled and obstinate who have set themselves to oppose and contradict the truth of the Glad Tidings; the good and wholesome words of the Saints are like cold waters to a thirsty soul, and so timely! The LORD bless and keep you!
  • Thelma Denson
    I read the bible to get my life right which I already pray the pray. God is a good and this chapter is a good one.
  • BettG
    A Disciple: Jesus made friends, then he made disciples of those friends ................
  • Steve morrow
    ***LUKE 21:36 watch you therefore --- and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before THE SON OF MAN *** 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 wherefore we pray always for you that our GOD would count you worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS goodness and the work of faith with power

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