New International Version
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
King James Bible
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
Darby Bible Translation
so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render [it] to thee.
World English Bible
so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Young's Literal Translation
that thy kindness may be in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret Himself shall reward thee manifestly.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which seeth in secret - We should ever remember that the eye of the Lord is upon us, and that he sees not only the act, but also every motive that led to it.
Shall reward thee openly - Will give thee the fullest proofs of his acceptance of thy work of faith, and labor of love, by increasing that substance which, for his sake, thou sharest with the poor; and will manifest his approbation in thy own heart, by the witness of his Spirit.
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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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In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
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