Giving to the Needy
1“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2“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. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
5“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6But 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. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9“This, then, is how you should pray:
“ ‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,6:13 The Greek for temptation can also mean testing.
but deliver us from the evil one.6:13 Or from evil; some late manuscripts one, / for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
14For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
16“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18so 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.
Treasures in Heaven
19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,6:22 The Greek for healthy here implies generous. your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are unhealthy,6:23 The Greek for unhealthy here implies stingy. your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Do Not Worry
25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life6:27 Or single cubit to your height?
28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Nyaatwom Papayɛ Ho Kɔkɔbɔ
1“Monhwɛ yiye na moanyɛ papa ankyerɛ nnipa amfa ampɛ anuonyam. Sɛ moyɛ saa a, morennya mfaso biara mfi mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no nkyɛn.
2“Sɛ woyɛ papa a mmɔ no dawuru sɛnea nyaatwomfo yɛ wɔ asɔredan mu ne mmɔnten so no. Merema mo ate sɛ saa nnipa no anya wɔn akatua dedaw. 3Sɛ woyɛ papa a, mma obiara nhu, mpo sɛ wode wo nsa nifa yɛ papa a, mma wo nsa benkum nhu, 4na wʼagya a onim kokoa mu nsɛm nyinaa no betua wo ka.
Nyaatwom Mpaebɔ Ho Kɔkɔbɔ
5“Na sɛ morebɔ mpae a, mommmɔ mpae sɛnea nyaatwomfo gyina asɔredan mu ne mmɔnten so bɔ mpae de pɛ nnipa anim anuonyam no. Merema moate ase sɛ, saa nnipa no anya wɔn akatua dedaw. 6Sɛ wobɔ mpae a, hyɛn wo dan mu, na to wo pon mu, na bɔ wʼAgya a wonhu no no mpae, na wʼAgya a onim kokoa mu nsɛm no betua wo ka. 7Sɛ mobɔ mpae a, monnkasakasa bebree, nti nsɛm mu nsusuw sɛ, sɛ moyɛ saa a na Onyankopɔn betie mo. 8Mo Agya Nyankopɔn nim nea ehia mo nyinaa ansa na mubisa no.
9“Enti saa ɔkwan yi so na momfa mmɔ mpae:
“ ‘Yɛn Agya a wowɔ ɔsoro,
wo din ho ntew.
Nea wopɛ nyɛ wɔ asase so,
sɛnea ɛyɛ wɔ ɔsoro.
11Ma yɛn, yɛn daa aduan nnɛ,
12na fa yɛn aka kyɛ yɛn,
sɛnea yɛde kyɛ wɔn a wɔde yɛn aka.
13Nnyaa yɛn nkɔ sɔhwɛ mu.
Na yi yɛn fi ɔbɔnefo no nsam.’
14Sɛ mode wɔn a wɔfom mo mfomso kyɛ wɔn a, mo nso mo ɔsoro Agya no de mo mfomso bɛkyɛ mo. 15Nanso sɛ moamfa wɔn a wɔfom mo mfomso ankyɛ wɔn a, mo ɔsoro Agya no nso remfa mo mfomso nkyɛ mo.”
Nyaatwom Mmuadadi Ho Kɔkɔbɔ
16“Sɛ mudi mmuada a, monnyɛ mo anim mmɔbɔmmɔbɔ sɛnea nyaatwomfo di mmuada a wɔyɛ de pɛ nnipa anim anuonyam no. Merema mo ate ase sɛ, saa nnipa no anya wɔn akatua dedaw. 17Sɛ wudi mmuada a, serɛn wo ti, na hohoro wʼanim, na ma wʼanim nyɛ frɔmfrɔm, 18na mma nnipa nhu sɛ woredi mmuada, gye wʼAgya a ohu nea woyɛ wɔ kokoa mu nyinaa no nko ara; na wʼAgya a onim kokoa mu nsɛm nyinaa no betua wo ka.
19“Monnhyehyɛ mo agyapade wɔ asase yi so, nea ntɛferɛw betumi awe, na ebetumi agye nkannare na asɛe, na akorɔmfo betumi awia. 20Mmom monhyehyɛ mo agyapade wɔ ɔsoro, nea ntɛferɛw ntumi nwe, na entumi nnye nkannare nsɛe, na akorɔmfo ntumi nwia. 21Na nea wʼagyapade wɔ no, ɛhɔ na wo koma nso wɔ.
22“Wʼani yɛ wo nipadua kanea. Ɛno nti sɛ wʼani ye a, na wo nipadua nyinaa yɛ hann. 23Nanso sɛ wʼaniwa nye a, ɛma wo nipadua no nyinaa dan sum tumm. Enti sɛ hann a ɛwɔ wo mu no yɛ sum a, na wo nipadua no yɛ sum kabii.
24“Obiara ntumi nsom awuranom baanu, efisɛ ɔyɛ saa a, ɔbɛdɔ ɔbaako na watan ɔbaako anaasɛ, ɔbɛsom ɔbaako yiye na wabu ɔbaako animtiaa. Morentumi nsom Onyankopɔn ne ahonyade.
25“Eyi nti na mitu mo fo se, munnnwinnwen nea mubedi anaa nea mobɛnom anaa nea mubefura ho. Mowɔ ɔkra ne nipadua a ɛsom bo sen nea mubedi ne nea mubefura. 26Monhwɛ wim nnomaa, wonnua aba na wontwa aba mmoaboa ano mfa nsie, nanso mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no ma wɔn aduan di. Monnsom bo nsen wɔn ana? 27Mo mu hena na ɔdwene a adwennwene no betumi ato ne nkwa nna so simmasin mpo?
28“Adɛn nti na mudwinnwen ntama ho? Monhwɛ afifide bi sɛ wuram nhwiren, wɔnnwene ntama ho. 29Nanso Salomo ahonya ne nʼanuonyam nyinaa akyi no, na nʼahoɔfɛ nnu wuram nhwiren yi. 30Na sɛ Onyankopɔn tumi fura afifide a ɛwɔ hɔ nnɛ na ɔkyena enni hɔ ntama a, mo a mo gyidi sua, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na ɔrentumi mma mo nea ehia mo? 31Enti munnnwinnwen nea mubedi, nea mobɛnom anaasɛ nea mubefura ho. 32Na wɔn a wonni gyidi no na bere biara wodwen saa nneɛma no ho. Na mo de, mo Agya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no nim sɛ eyinom nyinaa ho hia mo. 33Enti monhwehwɛ Onyankopɔn Ahenni ne ne trenee kan, na ɔde nea ehia mo nyinaa bɛka mo ho. 34Enti munnnwinnwen ɔkyena ho. Onyankopɔn no ara de nea ehia mo no bɛma mo. Ɛda biara ne mu nsɛm.