New International Version
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
King James Bible
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Darby Bible Translation
But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does;
World English Bible
But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,
Young's Literal Translation
'But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let not thy left hand know - In many cases, works of charity must be hidden from even our nearest relatives, who, if they knew, would hinder us from doing what God has given us power and inclination to perform. We must go even farther; and conceal them as far as is possible from ourselves, by not thinking of them, or eyeing them with complacency. They are given to God, and should be hidden in Him.
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Eversley. 1871. Matthew vi. 34. "Take no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Scholars will tell you that the words "take no thought" do not exactly express our Lord's meaning in this text. That they should rather stand, "Be not anxious about to-morrow." And doubtless they are right on the whole. But the truth is, that we have no word in English which exactly expresses the Greek word which St Matthew …
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August 27. "Take no Thought for Your Life" (Matt. vi. 25).
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"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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