Matthew 6 (peshitta)
1Be careful concerning your alms, not to do them in the presence of men, merely that they may see them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.
2Therefore when you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, just as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the market places, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you that they have already received their reward.
3But when you give alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4So that your alms may be done secretly, and your Father who sees in secret, shall himself reward you openly.
5And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who like to pray, standing in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, that they have already received their reward.
6But as for you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and lock your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.
7And when you pray, do not repeat your words like the pagans, for they think that because of much talking they will be heard.
8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need, before you ask him:
9Therefore pray in this manner: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth.
11Give us bread for our needs from day to day.
12And forgive us our offences, as we have forgiven our offenders.
13And do not let us enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [Wrong, wickedness, error.] For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
14For if you forgive men their faults, your Father in heaven will also forgive you.
15But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive even your faults.
16When you fast, do not look sad like the hypocrites; for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear to men that they are fasting. Truly I say to you, that they have already received their reward.
17But as for you, when you fast, wash your face and anoint your head;
18So that it may not appear to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, he will reward you.
19Do not lay up for yourselves treasures buried in the ground, a place where rust and moth destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.
20But lay up for yourselves a treasure in heaven, where neither rust nor moth destroys and where thieves do not break through and steal.
21For where your treasure is, there also is your heart.
22The eye is the lamp of the body; if therefore your eye be bright, your whole body is also lighted.
23But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how much greater will be your darkness.
24No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and like the other; or he will honor one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth).
25For this reason, I say to you, Do not worry for your life, what you will eat, and what you will drink, nor for your body, what you will wear. Behold, is not life much more important than food, and the body than clothing?
26Observe the birds of the sky, for they do not sow, neither do they harvest, nor gather into barns, and yet your Father in heaven feeds them. Are you not much more important than they?
27Who is among you who by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28Why do you worry about clothing? Observe the wild flowers, how they grow; they do not get tired out, nor do they spin.
29But I say to you, that not even Solomon with all of his glory was covered like one of them.
30Now if God clothes in such fashion the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow falls into the fireplace, is he not much more mindful of you, O you of little faith?
31Therefore do not worry or say, What will we eat, or what will we drink, or with what will we be clothed?
32For worldly people seek after all these things. Your Father in heaven knows that all of these things are also necessary for you.
33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all of these things shall be added to you.
34Therefore do not worry for tomorrow; for tomorrow will look after itself. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.