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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 6

Introduction
1Christ continues his sermon on the mount, exhorting not to be careful for worldly things,
33but to seek God's kingdom.

Verse 1
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
heed
16:6; Mark 8:15; Luke 11:35; 12:1,15; Hebrews 2:1
alms
or, righteousness.
Deuteronomy 24:13; Psalms 112:9; Daniel 4:27; 2 Corinthians 9:9,10
to be
5,16; 5:16; 23:5,14,28-30; 2 Kings 10:16,31; Ezekiel 33:31; Zechariah 7:5; 13:4; Luke 16:15; John 5:44; 12:43; Galatians 6:12
otherwise
4,6; 5:46; 10:41,42; 16:27; 25:40; 1 Corinthians 9:17,18; Hebrews 6:10; 11:26; 2 John 1:8
of your
or, with your.
9; 5:48

Verse 2
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
when
Job 31:16-20; Psalms 37:21; 112:9; Proverbs 19:17; Ecclesiastes 11:2; Isaiah 58:7,10-12; Luke 11:41; 12:33; John 13:29; Acts 9:36; 10:2,4,31; 11:29; 24:17; Romans 12:8; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Galatians 2:10; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 6:18; Philemon 1:7; Hebrews 13:16; James 2:15,16; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 John 3:17-19
do not sound a trumpet
or, cause not a trumpet to be sounded.
Proverbs 20:6; Hosea 8:1
as
5; 7:5; 15:7; 16:3; 22:18; 23:13-29; 24:51; Isaiah 9:17; 10:6; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; 12:56; 13:15
in the synagogues
5; 23:6; Mark 12:39; Luke 11:43; 20:46
glory
1 Samuel 15:30; John 5:41,44; 7:18; 1 Thessalonians 2:6
verily
5,16; 5:18

Verse 3
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
let
8:4; 9:30; 12:19; Mark 1:44; John 7:4

Verse 4
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
seeth
6,18; Psalms 17:3; 44:21; 139:1-3,12; Jeremiah 17:10; 23:24; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23
reward
10:42; 25:34-40; 1 Samuel 2:30; Luke 8:17; 14:14; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Jude 1:24

Verse 5
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
when
7:7,8; 9:38; 21:22; Psalms 5:2; 55:17; Proverbs 15:8; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:12; Daniel 6:10; 9:4-19; Luke 18:1; John 16:24; Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2,3; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:15,16
thou shalt not
2; 23:14; Job 27:8-10; Isaiah 1:15; Luke 18:10,11; 20:47
for
23:6; Mark 12:38; Luke 11:43
Verily
2; Proverbs 16:5; Luke 14:12-14; James 4:6

Verse 6
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
enter
14:23; 26:36-39; Genesis 32:24-29; 2 Kings 4:33; Isaiah 26:20; John 1:48; Acts 9:40; 10:9,30
pray
Psalms 34:15; Isaiah 65:24; John 20:17; Romans 8:5; Ephesians 3:14

Verse 7
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
use
1 Kings 18:26-29; Ecclesiastes 5:2,3,7; Acts 19:34
repetitions
26:39,42,44; 1 Kings 8:26-54; Daniel 9:18,19
the heathen
32; 18:17

Verse 8
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
your
32; Psalms 38:9; 69:17-19; Luke 12:30; John 16:23-27; Philippians 4:6

Verse 9
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
this
Luke 11:1,2
Our
1,6,14; 5:16,48; 7:11; 10:29; 26:29,42; Isaiah 63:16; 64:8; Luke 15:18,21; John 20:17; Romans 1:7; 8:15; Galatians 1:1; 4:6; 1 Peter 1:17
which
23:9; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Psalms 115:3; Isaiah 57:15; 66:1
Hallowed
Leviticus 10:3; 2 Samuel 7:26; 1 Kings 8:43; 1 Chronicles 17:24; Nehemiah 9:5; Psalms 72:18; 111:9; Isaiah 6:3; 37:20; Ezekiel 36:23; 38:23; Habakkuk 2:14; Zechariah 14:9; Malachi 1:11; Luke 2:14; 11:2; 1 Timothy 6:16; Revelation 4:11; 5:12

Verse 10
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Thy kingdom
3:2; 4:17; 16:28; Psalms 2:6; Isaiah 2:2; Jeremiah 23:5; Daniel 2:44; 7:13,27; Zechariah 9:9; Mark 11:10; Luke 19:11,38; Colossians 1:13; Revelation 11:15; 12:10; 19:6; Revelation 20:4
Thy will
7:21; 12:50; 26:42; Psalms 40:8; Mark 3:35; John 4:34; 6:40; 7:17; Acts 13:22; 21:14; 22:14; Romans 12:2; Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:18; Hebrews 10:7,36; 13:21; 1 Peter 2:15; 4:2
as
Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 103:19-21; Daniel 4:35; Hebrews 1:14

Verse 11
Give us this day our daily bread.
4:4; Exodus 16:16-35; Job 23:12; Psalms 33:18,19; 34:10; Proverbs 30:8; Isaiah 33:16; Luke 11:3; John 6:31-59; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Timothy 6:8

Verse 12
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
forgive
Exodus 34:7; 1 Kings 8:30,34,39,50; Psalms 32:1; 130:4; Isaiah 1:18; Daniel 9:19; Acts 13:38; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 1:7-9
debts
18:21-27,34; Luke 7:40-48; 11:4
as
14,15; 18:21,22,28-35; Nehemiah 5:12,13; Mark 11:25,26; Luke 6:37; 17:3-5; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13

Verse 13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
lead
26:41; Genesis 22:1; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; Proverbs 30:8; Luke 22:31-46; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; Hebrews 11:36; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 2:9; Revelation 2:10; 3:10
deliver
1 Chronicles 4:10; Psalms 121:7,8; Jeremiah 15:21; John 17:15; Galatians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Timothy 4:17,18; Hebrews 2:14,15; 1 John 3:8; 5:18,19; Revelation 7:14-17; 21:4
thine
10; Exodus 15:18; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalms 10:16; 47:2,7; 145:10-13; Daniel 4:25,34,35; 7:18; 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:15-17; Revelation 5:13; 19:1
Amen
28:20; Numbers 5:22; Deuteronomy 27:15-26; 1 Kings 1:36; 1 Chronicles 16:36; Psalms 41:13; 72:19; Psalms 89:52; 106:48; Jeremiah 28:6; 1 Corinthians 14:16; 2 Corinthians 1:20; Revelation 1:18; 3:14; 19:4

Verse 14
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
12; 7:2; 18:21-35; Proverbs 21:13; Mark 11:25,26; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13; James 2:13; 1 John 3:10

Verse 16
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
when
9:14,15; 2 Samuel 12:16,21; Nehemiah 1:4; Esther 4:16; Psalms 35:13; 69:10; 109:24; Daniel 9:3; Luke 2:37; Acts 10:30; 13:2,3; 14:23; 1 Corinthians 7:5; 2 Corinthians 6:5; 11:27
be
2,5; 1 Kings 21:27; Isaiah 58:3-5; Zechariah 7:3-5; Malachi 3:14; Mark 2:18; Luke 18:12

Verse 17
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
anoint
Ruth 3:3; 2 Samuel 14:2; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Daniel 10:2,3

Verse 18
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.
appear
2 Corinthians 5:9; 10:18; Colossians 3:22-24; 1 Peter 2:13
shall
4,6; Romans 2:6; 1 Peter 1:7

Verse 19
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Job 31:24; Psalms 39:6; 62:10; Proverbs 11:4; 16:16; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 2:26; 5:10-14; Zephaniah 1:18; Luke 12:21; 18:24; 1 Timothy 6:8-10,17; Hebrews 13:5; James 5:1-3; 1 John 2:15,16

Verse 20
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
19:21; Isaiah 33:6; Luke 12:33; 18:22; 1 Timothy 6:17; Hebrews 10:34; 11:26; James 2:5; 1 Peter 1:4; 5:4; Revelation 2:9

Verse 21
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
where
Isaiah 33:6; Luke 12:34; 2 Corinthians 4:18
there
12:34; Proverbs 4:23; Jeremiah 4:14; 22:17; Acts 8:21; Romans 7:5-7; Philemon 1:3,19; Colossians 3:1-3; Hebrews 3:12

Verse 22
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
light of
Luke 11:34-36
single
Acts 2:46; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22

Verse 23
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
thine
20:15; Isaiah 44:18-20; Mark 7:22; Ephesians 4:18; 5:8; 1 John 2:11
If
23:16-28; Proverbs 26:12; Isaiah 5:20,21; 8:20; Jeremiah 4:22; 8:8,9; Luke 8:10; John 9:39-41; Romans 1:22; 2:17-23; 1 Corinthians 1:18-20; 2:14; 3:18,19; Revelation 3:17,18

Verse 24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
serve
4:10; Joshua 24:15,19,20; 1 Samuel 7:3; 1 Kings 18:21; 2 Kings 17:33,34,41; Ezekiel 20:39; Zephaniah 1:5; Luke 16:13; Romans 6:16-22; Galatians 1:10; 2 Timothy 4:10; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15,16
mammon
Luke 16:9,11,13; 1 Timothy 6:9,10,17

Verse 25
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
I say
5:22-28; Luke 12:4,5,8,9,22
Take
31,34; 10:19; 13:22; Psalms 55:22; Mark 4:19; 13:11; Luke 8:14; 10:40,41; Luke 12:22,23,25,26,29; 1 Corinthians 7:32; Philippians 4:6; 2 Timothy 2:4; Hebrews 13:5,6; 1 Peter 5:7
Is not
Luke 12:23; Romans 8:32

Verse 26
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
the fowls
10:29-31; Genesis 1:29-31; Job 35:11; 38:41; Psalms 104:11,12,27,28; Psalms 145:15,16; 147:9; Luke 12:6,7,24-31
your
32; 7:9; Luke 12:32

Verse 27
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
by
5:36; Psalms 39:6; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Luke 12:25,26; 1 Corinthians 12:18

Verse 28
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
why
25,31; 10:10; Luke 3:11; 22:35,36
the lilies
Luke 12:27

Verse 29
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
even
1 Kings 10:5-7; 2 Chronicles 9:4-6,20-22; 1 Timothy 2:9,10; 1 Peter 3:2-5

Verse 30
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
clothe
Psalms 90:5,6; 92:7; Isaiah 40:6-8; Luke 12:28; James 1:10,11; 1 Peter 1:24
O ye
8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:17; Mark 4:40; 9:19; Luke 9:41; John 20:27; Hebrews 3:12

Verse 31
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
What shall we eat
4:4; 15:33; Leviticus 25:20-22; 2 Chronicles 25:9; Psalms 37:3; 55:22; 78:18-31; Luke 12:29; 1 Peter 5:7

Verse 32
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
after
5:46,47; 20:25,26; Psalms 17:14; Luke 12:30; Ephesians 4:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:5
for your
8; Psalms 103:13; Luke 11:11-13; 12:30

Verse 33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
seek
1 Kings 3:11-13; 17:13; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12; 31:20,21; Proverbs 2:1-9; 3:9,10; Haggai 1:2-11; 2:16-19; Luke 12:31; John 6:27
the kingdom
3:2; 4:17; 13:44-46; Acts 20:25; 28:31; Romans 14:17; Colossians 1:13,14; 2 Thessalonians 1:5; 2 Peter 1:11
his
5:6; Isaiah 45:24; Jeremiah 23:6; Luke 1:6; Romans 1:17; 3:21,22; 10:3; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 3:9; 2 Peter 1:1
and all
19:29; Leviticus 25:20,21; Psalms 34:9,10; 37:3,18,19,25; 84:11,12; Mark 10:30; Luke 18:29,30; Romans 8:31; 1 Corinthians 3:22; 1 Timothy 4:8

Verse 34
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
no
11,25; Exodus 16:18-20; Lamentations 3:23
for
Deuteronomy 33:25; 1 Kings 17:4-6,14-16; 2 Kings 7:1,2; Luke 11:3; Hebrews 13:5,6
Sufficient
John 14:27; 16:33; Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:3,4

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 6:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=6&verse=18".

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