the publicans do this? Instead be ye as perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.
6. Take heed that ye do not do your almsgiving to be seen by others. If so, ye have no reward from your Father in heaven. When you give, do not sound a trumpet in the synagogues and in the streets as do the hypocrites. They seek the glory of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward.
When you give alms, do not let thy left hand know what thy right does. Give alms in secret and thy Father, who sees in secret, shall reward thee openly.
When thou pray, thou shalt not be like the hypocrites. They love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets so they may be seen. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward.
When you pray, enter into your closet. When you shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret. Thy Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.
When ye pray, do not use vain repetitions like the heathen. They think that they shall be heard for their long speak