Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, speaking of alms,
Matthew 6:1 Take hede to your almes, þt ye geue it not in þe sight of men, to þe intent þt ye would be sene of them. Or els ye get no rewarde of youre father whyche is in heauen. Matthew 6:2 Whensoeuer therfore thou geuest thime almes, thou shalt not make a trompet to be blowen before the, as the hypocrytes do in the synagoges and in the stretes, for to be praised of men. Verely I saye vnto you, they haue their rewarde. Matthew 6:3 But when thou doest thine almes, let not thy lyft hande knowe what thy ryght hande doth, Matthew 6:4 that thyne almes may be secrete: and thy father whiche seeth in secrete, shall rewarde the openly.
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hipocrites are. For they loue to stande and praye in the sinagoges, and in the corners of the stretes, and because they wolde be seane of men. Verely I say vnto you, they haue their rewarde. Matthew 6:6 But when thou prayest, entre into thy chamber, & shut thy dore to the, & praie to thi father which is in secrete: & thy father which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde the openlye. Matthew 6:7 But when ye praye, bable not much as the Heathen do: for they thinke that they shalbe herde, for their muche bablynge sake. Matthew 6:8 Be ye not lyke them therfore. For your father knoweth wherof ye haue neade, before ye axe of him Matthew 6:9 after this manner therfore pray ye. Our father which art in heauen, halowed be thy name. Matthew 6:10 Let thy kingdome come. Thy wyll be fulfylled, as well in earth, as it is in heauen. Matthew 6:11 Geue vs this daye our daylye breade. Matthew 6:12 And forgeue vs our trespases, euen as we forgeue oure trespasers. Matthew 6:13 And lead vs not into temptaciou. But delyuer vs from euyll. For thyne is the kingdome and the power, and the glorye for euer Amen.
forgiving our brethren,
Matthew 6:14 For and if ye shall forgeue other men their trespases, your heauenlye father shall also forgeue you. Matthew 6:15 But and ye wyll not forgeue men theyr trespases, no more shall your father forgeue your trespases.
Matthew 6:16 Moreouer when ye fast, be not sad as the hipocrites are. For they disfygure their faces, that they myght be sene of men how they fast. Verely I say vnto you, they haue their rewarde. Matthew 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, annoint thine head, & wash thy face Matthew 6:18 that it appeare not vnto men howe þt thou fastest but vnto thy father which is in secrete: & thy father which seth in secret shal reward þe openly.
where our treasure is to be laid up,
Matthew 6:19 Se that ye gater you not treasure vpon the earth, where ruste & mothes corrupte, & wher theues breake throughe & steale. Matthew 6:20 But gather ye treasure together in heauen, where neither rust nor mothes corrupt, & where theues neyther breake vp nor yet steale. Matthew 6:21 For wher soeuer your treasur is, ther wyl your hertes be also. Matthew 6:22 The lyght of thy body is thine eye. Wherfore if thine eye be single, al thy bodye shalbe full of light. Matthew 6:23 But and if thyne eye be wycked then al thy bodye shalbe ful of darkenes. Wherfore if the light that is in the, be darkenes: how great is that darckenes?
of serving God, and mammon,
Matthew 6:24 No man can serue two maysters. For eyther he shall hate þe one & loue þe other: yea or eles he shall leane to the one & dispise þe other. Ye cannot serue God & Mammon.
exhorteth not to be careful for worldly things:
Matthew 6:25 Therfore I saie vnto you, be not tareful for you life what ye shall eate or what ye shall dryncke, nor yet for your bodye, what ye shall put on, is not the lyfe more worthe then meate, and the body more of value then rayment? Matthew 6:26 Behold the foules of the ayer: for þe sowe not, neyther reape, nor yet cary into the barnes: and yet your heauenlye father fedethe them. Are ye not muche better then they? Matthew 6:27 Whych of you (though he toke thoughte therfore) coulde put one cubit vnto hys statuture? Matthew 6:28 And why care ye then for rayment? Considre the lylies of þe filde, howe they growe. They laboureth not nether spynne. Matthew 6:29 And yet for all that I saye vnto you that euen Solomon in all hys royaltie was not arayed lyke vnto one of these. Matthew 6:30 Wherfore if God so clothe þe grasse, which is to day in the felde, and to morowe shall be cast in to þe fournace: shall he not much more do the same vnto you, o ye of lytle fayth? Matthew 6:31 Therfore take no thought saiynge: what shall we eate, or what shall we dryncke, or wherewith shal we be clothed? Matthew 6:32 After all these thynges seke the gentils. For your heauenlye father knoweth þt ye haue neade of all these thynges.
but to seek God's Kingdom.
Matthew 6:33 But rather seke ye first þe kyngdome of heauen and the rightuousnes therof, & all these thynge shalbe ministred vnto you. Matthew 6:34 Care not then for the morow, but let the morow care for itself: for the day present hath euer ynough of his owne trouble.