Authorised Lay Bible
1. Be ye wary that ye do not your acts of mercy before men, in order to be seen by them. But if ye do not this, ye have no reward from he who is your Father in the heavens.
2. Whenever ye do your acts of mercy, sound ye not a trumpet in front of you, just as those hypocrites do in those synagogues and in those streets of theirs, in order to be celebrated before men. Truly I say to you, they shall have their due reward.
3. But when ye do acts of mercy, let it not be known by your left hand, what your right hand is doing.
4. So that your kindness may be done in secret. And he who is your Father who sees in the secret, shall himself repay you in the open.
5. And when ye pray, be not as those hypocrites that love to do so in their synagogues, and in those corners of the streets, they stand to pray, that they may be seen by men. Amen. Truly I say to you that they [shall] have their reward.
6. But [as for] you, when ye pray, go into your inner room, and shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. And he who is your Father, the one who sees in the secret, shall reward you in the open.
7. Moreover, when ye pray, babble ye not, as those of other nations [do]. For they think that by their much speaking they would be heard.
8. Be not therefore like them. For your Father knows that ye have need, before you ask it of him.
9. In this manner therefore, pray ye. “Our Father, who is in the heavens, holy is your name.
10. Let your kingdom come, your will be done, also upon the earth, as in heaven.
11. The bread that we need to satisfy us tomorrow, give us this very day.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil [one]. Because yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever . Amen.
14. For if ye forgive other men their trespasses, ye yourself also shall be forgiven by your Father the one who is in heaven.
15. For if ye forgive not those men that have offended you their trespasses, neither shall your heavenly Father forgive you those trespasses of yours.
16. And when ye fast, be ye not as those hypocrites, of a sad countenance , for they alter their faces so that they appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say unto you that they have their due reward.
17. But when ye fast, anoint [oil] ye your head and wash ye your face.
18. So that ye appear not to men to be fasting, but to him who is your Father who is in the secret. And he who is the Father, the one who sees in the secret, he shall reward you in the open.
19. Heap ye not for yourself treasures on the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves dig through and steal.
20. Rather, store up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt, and where thieves cannot dig through nor steal.
21. For where your treasure is, there also your heart shall be.
22. The lighter of the body is the eye. If therefore the eye is sound [and focused], your whole body shall be radiating light.
23. But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, that darkness is great.
24. No one can satisfactorily serve two masters. For either he hates one, and he loves the other, or he holds to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon .
25. Because of this I say to you, be ye not anxious about your soul, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drinks, or about your body, what ye shall put on. Be not at all. For your soul is of more value than food and the body [more] than clothing.
26. Look at those birds of heaven that sow not, nor reap, they gather not into a storehouse, yet your Father who is in heaven, feeds them. Are ye not of more value than they?
27. But which of you can by anxiety add one pechus to the age of his life?
28. And why are ye anxious about clothing? Understand ye that those flowers of the fields, how they grow, they sow not, nor spin.
29. Yet I say to you that Solomon in all his glory was not enrobed like one of these.
30. But if the grass of the field which today is [in existence] and tomorrow is thrown into the firepot , the same which God in such a manner so enrobe, shall he not much more [enrobed] you, O ye of little faith?
31. Therefore, be ye not anxious, saying, what shall we eat, or what shall we drink? Or what shall we wear?
32. For all these things those of other nations clamour for. For he knows, he who is your Father in heaven, that ye have need of these things.
34. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall he add to you.
35. Be ye not therefore anxious about tomorrow. For the morrow shall be anxious of those things for itself. Sufficient for each day are the troubles thereof.
Started translation 18:37 pm 27th July, 2017. Completed 21:41 pm 28th July, 2017.