Matthew 6:6

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees {what is done} in secret will reward you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when you make your prayer, go into your private room, and, shutting the door, say a prayer to your Father in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.
- Basic English Bible

But *thou*, when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.
- Darby Bible

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
- Webster's Bible

But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.
- Weymouth Bible

But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
- World English Bible

But whanne thou schalt preye, entre in to thi couche, and whanne the dore is schet, preye thi fadir in hidils, and thi fadir that seeth in hidils, schal yelde to thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

`But thou, when thou mayest pray, go into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who [is] in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 6:6


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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 6:6


Mt 6:6 When thou prayest, enter into thy closet. Private devotions are meant, nor is this designed to prohibit prayers in public assemblies. The Lord himself both prayed "in the mountain alone" (Mt 14:23), in the night alone (Lu 6:12), and in public in the presence of his disciples. We have records of many prayers offered by the apostles in public assemblies. "Thy closet" may mean any secret place. Peter's closet was on the house-top; the Savior's on a mountain alone.

Discussion for Matthew 6

  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 20:30 ALSO OF YOUR OWNSELVES SHALL MEN ARISE SPEAKING PERVERSE THINGS TO DRAW AWAY DISCIPLES AFTER THEM 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 ***** PRAY AND ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:12 LET NOT SIN THERFORE REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODY THAT YOU SHOULD OBEY IT IN THE LUSTS THEREOF --6:16--KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS HEBREWS 5:9 AND BEING MADE PERFECT --HE-- BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM ---
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS-- OF THIS LIFE 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY*****JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT*****IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL*****
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 4:4 AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM SAYING IT IS WRITTEN THAT MAN --SHALL NOT LIVE-- BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --SENT HIM--TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES
  • Lou
    Ana d..it is sometimes hard to love people, and if our standing in Heaven was decided by what we do, and think, we would all surely fail, the Kingdom of Heaven will be yours, not because of yourself, but because of Christ alone, ..let no man boast that he is able to earn Heaven, none are able. Believe in Him with your heart, and be saved. Jesus said many times "Do not be afraid".
  • Jeff Berry
    Ana d, no doubt every time someone reads your post they will say a prayer for you! We should all be as burdened as you are. In fact, your burden makes me think that you are going to be okay. Blessings my friend!

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