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
    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.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: This shows that forgiveness is not automatic. We must forgive others in order to gain God's forgiveness.
  • J murph
    thank you Matt Henry, 1710! that was Matthew 6:33-34 was the exact chapther
  • 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.

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