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Matthew 6:1-34

1 "But beware of doing your good actions in the sight of men, in order to attract their gaze; if you do, there is no reward for you with your Father who is in Heaven. 2 'When you give in charity, never blow a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and streets in order that their praises may be sung by men. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. 3 But when you are giving in charity, let not your left hand perceive what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you. 5 "And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. 6 But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you. 7 "And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words. 8 Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him. 9 "In this manner therefore pray: 'Our Father who art in Heaven, may Thy name be kept holy; 10 let Thy kingdom come; let Thy will be done, as in Heaven so on earth; 11 give us to-day our bread for the day; 12 and forgive us our shortcomings, as we also have forgiven those who have failed in their duty towards us; 13 and bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the Evil one.' 14 "For if you forgive others their offences, your Heavenly Father will forgive you also; 15 but if you do not forgive others their offences, neither will your Father forgive yours. 16 "When any of you fast, never assume gloomy looks as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces in order that it may be evident to men that they are fasting. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward. 17 But, whenever you fast, pour perfume on your hair and wash your face, 18 that it may not be apparent to men that you are fasting, but to your Father who is in secret; and your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you. 19 "Do not lay up stores of wealth for yourselves on earth, where the moth and wear-and-tear destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But amass wealth for yourselves in Heaven, where neither the moth nor wear-and-tear destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your wealth is, there also will your heart be. 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eyesight is good, your whole body will be well lighted; 23 but if your eyesight is bad, your whole body will be dark. If however the very light within you is darkness, how dense must the darkness be! 24 "No man can be the bondservant of two masters; for either he will dislike one and like the other, or he will attach himself to one and think slightingly of the other. You cannot be the bondservants both of God and of gold. 25 For this reason I charge you not to be over-anxious about your lives, inquiring what you are to eat or what you are to drink, nor yet about your bodies, inquiring what clothes you are to put on. Is not the life more precious than its food, and the body than its clothing? 26 Look at the birds which fly in the air: they do not sow or reap or store up in barns, but your Heavenly Father feeds them: are not you of much greater value than they? 27 Which of you by being over-anxious can add a single foot to his height? 28 And why be anxious about clothing? Learn a lesson from the wild lilies. Watch their growth. They neither toil nor spin, 29 and yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his magnificence could array himself like one of these. 30 And if God so clothes the wild herbage which to-day flourishes and to-morrow is thrown into the oven, is it not much more certain that He will clothe you, you men of little faith? 31 Do not be over-anxious, therefore, asking 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For all these are questions that Gentiles are always asking; but your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things--all of them. 33 But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition. 34 Do not be over-anxious, therefore, about to-morrow, for to-morrow will bring its own cares. Enough for each day are its own troubles.

Matthew 22:1-46

1 Again Jesus spoke to them in figurative language. 2 "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of his son, 3 and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come. 4 "Again he sent other servants with a message to those who were invited. "'My breakfast is now ready," he said, 'my bullocks and fat cattle are killed, and every preparation is made: come to the wedding.' 5 "They however gave no heed, but went, one to his home in the country, another to his business; 6 and the rest seized the king's servants, maltreated them, and murdered them. 7 So the king's anger was stirred, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burnt their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, "'The wedding banquet is ready, but those who were invited were unworthy of it. 9 Go out therefore to the crossroads, and everybody you meet invite to the wedding.' 10 "So they went out into the roads and gathered together all they could find, both bad and good, and the banqueting hall was filled with guests. 11 "Now the king came in to see the guests; and among them he discovered one who was not wearing a wedding-robe. 12 "'My friend,' he said, 'how is it that you came in here without a wedding robe?' 13 "The man stood speechless. Then the king said to the servants, "'Bind him hand and foot and fling him into the darkness outside: there will be the weeping aloud and the gnashing of teeth.' 14 "For there are many called, but few chosen." 15 Then the Pharisees went and consulted together how they might entrap Him in His conversation. 16 So they sent to Him their disciples together with the Herodians; who said, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you faithfully teach God's truth; and that no fear of man misleads you, for you are not biased by men's wealth or rank. 17 Give us your judgement therefore: is it allowable for us to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?" 18 Perceiving their wickedness, Jesus replied, "Why are you hypocrites trying to ensnare me? 19 Show me the tribute coin." And they brought Him a shilling. 20 "Whose likeness and inscription," He asked, "is this?" 21 "Caesar's," they replied. "Pay therefore," He rejoined, "what is Caesar's to Caesar; and what is God's to God." 22 They heard this, and were astonished; then left Him, and went their way. 23 On the same day a party of Sadducees came to Him, contending that there is no resurrection. And they put this case to Him. 24 "Teacher," they said, "Moses enjoined, 'IF A MAN DIE CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHALL MARRY HIS WIDOW, AND RAISE UP A FAMILY FOR HIM.' 25 Now we had among us seven brothers. The eldest of them married, but died childless, leaving his wife to his brother. 26 So also did the second and the third, down to the seventh, 27 till the woman also died, after surviving them all. 28 At the Resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? for they all married her." 29 The reply of Jesus was, "You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God. 30 For in the Resurrection, men neither marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are like angels in Heaven. 31 But as to the Resurrection of the dead, have you never read what God says to you, 32 'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of dead, but of living men." 33 All the crowd heard this, and were filled with amazement at His teaching. 34 Now the Pharisees came up when they heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, 35 and one of them, an expounder of the Law, asked Him as a test question, 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest Commandment in the Law?" 37 "'THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD,'" He answered, "'WITH THY WHOLE HEART, THY WHOLE SOUL, THY WHOLE MIND.' 38 This is the greatest and foremost Commandment. 39 And the second is similar to it: 'THOU SHALT LOVE THY FELLOW MAN AS MUCH AS THYSELF.' 40 The whole of the Law and the Prophets is summed up in these two Commandments." 41 While the Pharisees were still assembled there, Jesus put a question to them. 42 "What think you about the Christ," He said, "whose son is He?" "David's," they replied. 43 "How then," He asked, "does David, taught by the Spirit, call Him Lord, when he says, 44 "'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND UNTIL I HAVE PUT THY FOES BENEATH THY FEET'? 45 "If therefore David calls Him Lord, how can He be his son?" 46 No one could say a word in reply, nor from that day did any one venture again to put a question to Him.

John 14:1-31

1 "Let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God: trust in me also. 2 In my Father's house there are many resting-places. Were it otherwise, I would have told you; for I am going to make ready a place for you. 3 And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be. 4 And where I am going, you all know the way." 5 "Master," said Thomas, "we do not know where you are going. In what sense do we know the way?" 6 "I am the Way," replied Jesus, "and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you--all of you--knew me, you would fully know my Father also. From this time forward you know Him and have seen Him." 8 "Master," said Philip, "cause us to see the Father: that is all we need." 9 "Have I been so long among you," Jesus answered, "and yet you, Philip, do not know me? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How can *you* ask me, 'Cause us to see the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The things that I tell you all I do not speak on my own authority: but the Father dwelling within me carries on His own work. 11 Believe me, all of you, that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me; or at any rate, believe me because of what I do. 12 In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me--the things which I do he shall do also; and greater things than these he shall do, because I am going to the Father. 13 And whatever any of you ask in my name, I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you make any request of me in my name, I will do it. 15 "If you love me, you will obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be for ever with you--the Spirit of truth. 17 That Spirit the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. You know Him, because He remains by your side and is in you. 18 I will not leave you bereaved: I am coming to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me: because I live, you also shall live. 20 At that time you will know that I am in my Father, and that you are in me, and that I am in you. 21 He who has my commandments and obeys them--he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and will clearly reveal myself to him." 22 Judas (not the Iscariot) asked, "Master, how is it that you will reveal yourself clearly to us and not to the world?" 23 "If any one loves me," replied Jesus, "he will obey my teaching; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 He who has no love for me does not obey my teaching; and yet the teaching to which you are listening is not mine, but is the teaching of the Father who sent me. 25 "All this I have spoken to you while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will teach you everything, and will bring to your memories all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you: my own peace I give to you. It is not as the world gives its greetings that I give you peace. Let not your hearts be troubled or dismayed. 28 "You heard me say to you, 'I am going away, and yet I am coming to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced because I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I am. 29 I have now told you before it comes to pass, that when it has come to pass you may believe. 30 In future I shall not talk much with you, for the Prince of this world is coming. And yet in me he has nothing; 31 but it is in order that the world may know that I love the Father, and that it is in obedience to the command which the Father gave me that I thus act. Rise, let us be going."

James 4:13

13 Come, you who say, "To-day or to-morrow we will go to this or that city, and spend a year there and carry on a successful business,"

1 Timothy 6:10

10 For from love of money all sorts of evils arise; and some have so hankered after money as to be led astray from the faith and be pierced through with countless sorrows.

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