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Matthew 6:18

    Matthew 6:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that no one may see that you are going without food, but your Father in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will give you your reward.

    Webster's Revision

    that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

    World English Bible

    so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

    Definitions for Matthew 6:18

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 6:18

    Thy father which seeth in secret - Let us not be afraid that our hearts can be concealed from God; but let us fear lest he perceive them to be more desirous of the praise of men than they are of that glory which comes from Him.

    Openly - Εν τω φανερω. These words are omitted by nine MSS. in uncial letters; and by more than one hundred others, by most of the versions, and by several of the primitive fathers. As it is supported by no adequate authority, Bengel, Wetstein, Griesbach, and others, have left it out of the text.