Prayer.

Matthew 6.5-8.


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Mattthew 6.5-8.
5 Καὶ ὅταν προσεύχησθε, οὐκ ἔσεσθε ὡς οἱ ὑποκριταί, ὅτι φιλοῦσιν ἐν ταῖς συναγωγαῖς καὶ ἐν ταῖς γωνίαις τῶν πλατειῶν ἑστῶτες προσεύχεσθαι, ὅπως φανῶσιν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις· ἀμὴν, λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀπέχουσιν τὸν μισθὸν αὐτῶν. 6 σὺ δὲ ὅταν προσεύχῃ, εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ ταμεῖόν σου καὶ κλείσας τὴν θύραν σου πρόσευξαι τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ, καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι. 7 προσευχόμενοι δὲ μὴ βατταλογήσητε ὥσπερ οἱ ἐθνικοί, δοκοῦσιν γὰρ ὅτι ἐν τῇ πολυλογίᾳ αὐτῶν εἰσακουσθήσονται. 8 μὴ οὖν ὁμοιωθῆτε αὐτοῖς, οἶδεν γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὧν χρείαν ἔχετε πρὸ τοῦ ὑμᾶς αἰτῆσαι αὐτόν.
Extant: א B D L W Δ Θ 1 13 Byzantine.
 
6 σοι (א B D 1) / σοι εν τω φανερω (L W Δ Θ 13 Byzantine).
8 ο πατηρ υμων (א* D L W Δ Θ 13 Byzantine) / ο πατηρ ημων (1) / ο θεος ο πατηρ υμων (B אcorrected). Some manuscripts have ο πατηρ υμων ο ουρανιος.
Eusebius 42b-43a.
Word count: 97.
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5 And, when you pray, do not be as the hypocrites, since they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the plaza corners, so that they might be apparent to men. Amen, I say to you, they fully have their wage. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your chamber and, after closing the door, pray to your father who is in secret, and your father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 And while you are praying do not use repetitious words just as the gentile peoples, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, therefore, for your father knows what you need before you ask him.

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