Giving to the Needy
"Beware of r practicing your righteousness before other people in order s to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
t "Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may u be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have v received their reward.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your giving may be in secret. w And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 John 2:29
If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.
1 Corinthians 13:3
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
That your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.