Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, speaking of alms,
Matthew 6:1 Take heade, þt ye geue not your almose in the sight of men, to the intent that ye wold be sene of them. Or els ye haue no rewarde with youre father which is in heauen. Matthew 6:2 Therfore, whan thou geuest thyne almes, let not trompetes be blowen before the, as þe ypocrites do in the synagoges and in the stretes: for to be praysed of men. Uerely, I saye vnto you: they haue their rewarde. Matthew 6:3 But when thou wylt geue almes, let not thy left hande knowe what thy ryghte hande doth, Matthew 6:4 that thyne almes maye be in secrete: and thy father whych seeth in secrete, shall rewarde the openly.
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest thou shalt not be as the ypocrytes are. For they vse to stand praieng in the synagoges, and in the corners of the stretes, that they maye be sene of men. Uerely, I saye vnto you: they haue theyr rewarde. Matthew 6:6 But when thou prayest entre into thy chamber, & when thou hast shut thy dore praye to thy father which is in secrete: & thy father which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde the openly. Matthew 6:7 But when ye praye bable not moch, as the heathen do: for they thyncke it will come to passe, that they shalbe herd for their moch bablynges sake. Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therfore lyke vnto them. For youre father knoweth what thinges ye haue neade of before ye aske of him: Matthew 6:9 after thys maner therfore praye ye. Oure father which art in heauen, halowed be thy name. Matthew 6:10 Lett thy kyngdome come. Thy will be fulfylled, as well in earth, as it is in heauen. Matthew 6:11 Geue vs this daye oure daylye bread. Matthew 6:12 And forgeue vs our dettes, as we forgeue oure detters. Matthew 6:13 And leade vs not into temptacyon: but delyuer vs from euyll. For thyne is the kyngdome and the power, and the glorye for euer. Amen.
forgiving our brethren,
Matthew 6:14 Therfore, yf ye forgeue other men theyr trespasses, your heuenly father shall forgeue you. Matthew 6:15 But yf ye wyll not forgeue men theyr trespasses, nomore shall your father forgeue you youre trespasses.
Matthew 6:16 Moreouer, when ye fast, be not sad as the ypocrites are. For they disfigure their faces, that it maye appeare vnto men, how that they fast. Uerely, I saye vnto you, they haue theyr rewarde. Matthew 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoynte thyne heed, and wash thy face, Matthew 6:18 that it appere not vnto men, how that thou fastest: but vnto thy father, which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secrete, shal rewarde the openly.
where our treasure is to be laid up,
Matthew 6:19 Laye not vp for your selues treasure vpon earth, where the rust and mothe doth corrupte, and where theues breake through, and steale. Matthew 6:20 But laye vp for you, treasures in heuen, where nether rust nor mothe doth corrupte, and where theues do not breake thorow nor steale. Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will youre hert be also. Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye. Wherfore, yf thyne eye be single, all thy body shall be full of light. Matthew 6:23 But and yf thyne eye be wicked, all thy body shalbe full of darcknesse. Wherfore, yf the lyght þt is in the be darcknes, how greate is that darcknes?
of serving God, and mammon,
Matthew 6:24 No man can serue two masters. For ether he shal hate the one and loue the other, or els leane to the one, and despyse the other: ye cannot serue God and Mammon.
exhorteth not to be careful for worldly things:
Matthew 6:25 Therfore I saye vnto you: be not carefull for youre lyfe, what ye shall eate or drincke, nor yet for youre bodye, what rayment ye shall put on. Is not the lyfe more worth then meat: and the body more of value then rayment? Matthew 6:26 Behold, the foules of the ayer: for they sowe not, nether do they reape, nor cary into the barnes: and youre heuenly father fedeth them. Are ye not moch better then they? Matthew 6:27 Whych of you (by takynge carefull thought) can adde one cubyte vnto hys stature? Matthew 6:28 And why care ye for rayment? Consydre the lylies of the felde, how they growe. They laboure not, nether do they spynne. Matthew 6:29 And yet I saye vnto you, that euen Salomon in all hys royalte was not arayed lyke one of these. Matthew 6:30 Wherfore, yf God so cloth the grasse of the felde (which though it stande to daye, is to morow cast into þe fornasse) shall he not moch more do the same for you, O ye of lytle fayth? Matthew 6:31 Therfore, take no thought, saying: what shall we eate, or what shall we dryncke, or wherwith shall we be clothed? Matthew 6:32 after all these thynges do the gentyls seke. For youre heuenly father knoweth, that ye haue nede of all these thynges.
but to seek God's Kingdom.
Matthew 6:33 But rather seke ye fyrst þe kyngdome of God, and the ryghteousnesse therof, and al these thinges shalbe ministred vnto you. Matthew 6:34 Care not then for the morow, for the morowe daye shall care for it selfe: sufficient vnto the daye, is the trauayle therof.