Restored English Translation of Matthew: Chapter 6

At long last, here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Matityahu (Matthew) chapter 6.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end.

(To clarify:

CHAPTER 6

1 “Take heed that you do not do your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise you have no reward of your Father Who is in Heaven. 2 Therefore when you give alms, do not blow a shofar before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may receive glory from men. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your alms may be in secret. And your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly Himself. 5 And when you pray, you will not be as the hypocrites are. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, enter into your chamber. And when you have shut your door, pray to your Father privately, and your Father Who sees hidden things will reward you openly. 7 But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their abundance of words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you need before you ask Him. 9 Therefore after this manner you will pray: ‘Our Father Who is in Heaven, set-apart be Your Name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven. 11 Give us our continual bread this day. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we release our debtors. 13 And do not let us fall into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever and ever and ever. Amen.’ 14 For if you forgive men their sins, your Heavenly Father will also forgive your sins. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, neither will your Father forgive your sins. 16 And when you fast, be not like the hypocrites, with a sad face; for they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash you face, 18 that you do not appear to men to fast, but to your Father privately. And your Father, Who sees in secret, will openly reward you. 19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves do not break through or steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. 22 The light of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 No man can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve ELOHIM and mammon. 25 Therefore I say to you, take no thought for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor for your body, what you will wear. Is not the soul more than food, and the body than clothes? 26 Behold the birds of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why do you take thought for clothes? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, neither do they spin. 29 And yet I say to you that even Shelomoh in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 For that reason, if ELOHIM so clothes the grass of the field, which is today and tomorrow is cast into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, you of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘With what will we be clothed?’ 32 (for the gentiles seek after all these things), for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of ELOHIM, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. 34 Take no thought for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient for today is its own evil.

Glossary

ELOHIM – God

Shelomoh – Solomon

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