(From: MATTHEW #8 - 6:1-18)
D. 6:1-18 ATTITUDES: ON DOING RIGHTEOUSNESS
1. 6:1 THREE FORMS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS NOT FOR PRAISE OF MAN
ProSEche-te  de ten di-kai-oSUnen  huMON mepoiEIN
But take heed you do not your :righteousness
EMpros-then ton anTHROpon, pros to the-aTHEnai auTOIS:
before :men, to be seen of them:
ei de MEge misTHON  ouk Eche-te paRA topaTRI huMON toen tois ou-raNOIS.
else you have no reward with your :Father who is in the heavens.
2. 6:2-4 ALMS-GIVING
a. 6:2a HYPOCRITES PARADE THEIR ALMS-GIVING
HOtan oun poiES e-le-e-moSUnen , mesalPIses EMprosTHEN sou,
When therefore you do alms, sound not a trumpet before you,
HOSper hoi hu-po-kriTAI poiOUsin en tais su-na-goGAIS
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues
kai en tais 'RUmais, HOpos do-xasTHOsin huPO ton anTHROpon.
and in the streets, that they may have glory of :men.
b. 6:2b Amen I say unto you, They have their full :reward.
aMEN LEgohuMIN, aPEchou-sin tou misTHON auTON.
c. 6:3-4 GOD REWARDS ONLY SECRET ALMS-GIVING
sou de poiOUNtos e-le-e-moSUnen, meGNOtohea-ris-teRA  sou ti poiEI hede-xiA  sou:
But when YOU do alms, let not your :left handknow what your :right does:
hoPOS Esou hee-le-e-moSUne en tokrupTO:
4 that your :almsbe in :secret:
kai ho paTER sou ho BLEpon  en tokrupTO a-poDOsei soi .
and your :Father who sees in :secret shall recompense you.
3. 6:5-15 PRAYING: A MODEL PRAYER FOR DISCIPLES
a. 6:5a PRAYER: NOT AN EXCUSE FOR PARADE
Kai HOtan proSEUches-the , ouk Eses-the hos hoi hu-po-kriTAI :
And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites:
HOti phiLOUsin en tais su-na-goGAIS 
for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues
kai en tais goNIais  ton pla-teiON  heSTOtes proSEUches-thai, HOpos phaNOsintois anTHROpois.
and in the corners of the streets, that they be seen of :men.
b. 6:5b Amen I say unto you, They have their full :reward.
aMEN LEgohuMIN, aPEchou-si ton misTHON auTON.
c. 6:6 SECRET PRAYER: ONLY KIND REWARDED BY THE FATHER
su de HOtan proSEUche, EIsel-the eis to taMEI-ON  sou,
But when YOU pray, enter into your inner :chamber,
kai KLEIsas ten THUran sou, PROseu-xai topaTRI sou toen tokrupTO,
and having shut your :door, pray to your :Father who is in :secret,
kai ho paTER sou ho BLEpon en tokrupTO a-poDOsei  soi..
and your :Father who sees in :secret shall recompense you.
d. 6:7 VAIN REPETITION IN PRAYER FORBIDDEN
pro-seuCHOme-noi  de mebat-ta-loGEse-te , HOsperhoi ETHni-koi :
But in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles:
doKOUsin  gar HOti en tepo-lu-loGIa  auTON ei-sa-kousTHEson-tai .
for they think that they shall be surely heard for their much :speaking.
e. 6:8 REASON: FATHER KNOWS OUR NEEDS BEFOREHAND
meoun ho-moi-oTHEte  auTOIS:
Be not therefore like unto them:
OIden gar ho TheOS ho paTER huMON hon CHREIan Eche-te,pro tou huMAS aiTEsai auTON.
For :God your :father knows what thingsyou have need of, before you :ask him.
f. 6:9 PRAYER PATTERN: FIRST THE FATHER’S NAME!
HOUtos oun proSEUches-the  huMEIS::
Pray YOU therefore thus:
PAter heMON ho en tois ou-raNOIS, Ha-gi-asTHEto to OnoMA  sou.
Our Father who isin the heavens, Hallowed be your :name.
g. 6:10a Your :kingdom come. elTHAto heba-siLEIa  sou.
h. 6:10b Your :will be done, As in heaven, so on earth.
ge-neTHEto[1096 to THEleMA  sou, hos en ou-raNO, kai ePI ges.
i. 6:11 Our :daily :bread Give us this day.
ton ARton  heMON ton e-piOUsi-on  dos heMIN SEme-ron .
j. 6:12 PRAYER AND FORGIVENESS: ITS CONDITION
kai Aphes  heMIN ta o-pheiLEma-ta  heMON,
And forgive us our :debts,
hos kai heMEIS aPHEka-men  tois o-pheiLEtais  heMON.
As we also have forgiven our :debtors.
k. 6:13 PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE IF TESTED
kai meei-seNEGkes  heMAS eis pei-rasMON ,
And bring us not into temptation,
alLA 'RUsai  heMAS aPO tou po-neROU .
But deliver us from the evil one.
l. 6:14 FORGIVENESS: CONDITION TO RECEIVE FORGIVENESS!
E-AN gar aPHEte  tois anTHROpois ta pa-rapTOma-ta  auTON,
For if you forgive :men their :trespasses,
aPHEsei kai huMIN ho paTER huMON ho ouRAni-os.
your :heavenly :Father will also forgive you.
m. 6:15 UNFORGIVENESS: PENALTY FOR REFUSAL TO FORGIVE
eAN de meaPHEte tois anTHROpois to pa-rapTOma-ta  auTON,
But if you forgive not :men their :trespasses,
ouDE ho paTER huMON aPHEsei ta pa-rapTOma-ta huMON.
neither will your :Father forgive your :trespasses.
4. 6:16-18 DIRECTIONS CONCERNING FASTING
a. 6:16a HOW NOT TO FAST
HOtan de nesTEUe-te, meGInes-the  hos hoi hu-po-kriTAIsku-throPOI :
And when you fast, become not as the hypocrites sad faced:
a-phaNIzou-sin  gar ta PROso-pa  auTON, HOpos phaNOsin  tois anTHROpois nesTEUon-tes.
for they disfigure their :faces, that they be seen of :men to fast.
b. 6:16b Amen I say unto you, They have their full reward.
aMEN LEgohuMIN, aPEchou-sin ton misTHON  auTON.
c. 6:17-18 THE PROPER ATTITUDE AND METHOD FOR FASTING
su de nesTEUon ,AleiPSAI  sou ten ke-phaLEN , kai to PROsoPON  sou NIpsai ;
But when YOU fast, anoint your :head, and wash your :face;
HOpos mephaNEStois anTHROpois nesTEUon, alLA topaTRI sou toen tokruPHAo:
18 that you be not seen of :men to fast, but of your :Father who is in :secret:
kai ho paTER sou, ho BLEpon en tokruPHAIo, a-poDOsei soi.
and your :Father, who sees in :secret, shall recompense you.
NOTE:-- BENEVOLENT GIVING – PRAYER – AND FASTING –
This section of the Sermon on the Mount can be seen exemplified in the life of Jesus in a most amazing manner. Jesus’ 12 disciples watched Him for 3 years, and were so impressed with His example, that they requested, “LORD – teach us to pray like John the Baptist taught his disciples to pray.” The prayer contained here most certainly contained the 7 areas in which Jesus the Son of :Man prayed to His heavenly Father. Thisshould motivate us not just daily; but like Daniel – 3 times a day -- to seek our heavenly Father’s face in Jesus’ Name! Will He hear and answer? Most certainly, as we faithfully let the Holy Spirit guide us into obeying all the commands of Jesus!
It is important to note here that Jesus introduces “The Disciples' Prayer” with “double imperatives”! The Lord's Prayer is really John 17 by Jesus! What is normally called the Lord's Prayer is really “The Disciples' Prayer”.
Jesus said - After this manner prayye (Imperative mood). Then eachof the requests which follow are also in the imperative mood except one! And lead us not into testing- is in the subjunctive mood. The significance of this is - Father, if you can bring me into the image of Jesus without going through what “Job” did, please do! But if the only way you can bring me as a son into glory is through testing - then in the process, let notSatan get an eventual advantage over me, but deliver me as you did Job! And may I too forgive my persecuting enemies as did Job, Jesus, and Stephen!
This is quite a different way of looking at this prayer Jesus gave to His disciples!
Note also that the 5threquest to the Father, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”, is the only onerepeated. Jesus emphasizes the importance of being forgiven - is on our partforgiving our enemies - else - our heavenly Father will notforgive us!
We need to clearly understand and note these insights.
And what of giving?– God so loved us in the world that He gave His only begotten Son on our behalf. And Jesus in His Deity so loved us that He humbled Himself to become a man like us so He could redeem us by His blood and reconcile us back to God. Giving? Never has the world seen such an example of Giving. Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” helped us understand this to some extent.
And what of the Holy Spirit? Like the Father and the Son, He so loved us -- that on the basis of Jesus’ sacrifice He gave Himself to come to live in us at Pentecost, so that through Him Jesus could live out His Victorious and Overcoming Life through us!
Yes – this is the privilege of the Disciple!
And what of Fasting? Men of prayer say – “When prayer alone won’t get one through – add fasting to prayer, and see the amazing results.”
When I get into the Sermon on the Mount – I always look forward to this 3-fold section. It is so rewarding. It so pleases the Father. It so honors the Son.
And again – the texts above are from the discovery of Ivan Panin concerning God’s Numeric signature, aligning Himself infallibly with the Word – both Hebrew and Greek.
So the liberals and modernists have trouble receiving this! So what else is new? But those who have ears to hear will rejoice in this last day Interlinear Numeric Greek New Testament made possible by Panin. Again – click on the link below, and find the article and extra 5 links on Panin.