Matthew 6:8


“Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Matthew 6:8

“Be not yee therefore like vnto them: For your father knoweth what things yee haue neede of, before yee aske him.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 6

“"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“So be not like them; because your Father has knowledge of your needs even before you make your requests to him.”
Basic English Bible

“Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye beg [anything] of him.”
Darby Bible

“Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Therefore be ye not like them: for your Father knoweth what things ye need before ye ask him. ”
Webster's Bible

“Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.”
Weymouth Bible

“Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.”
World English Bible

“Therfor nyle ye be maad lich to hem, for your fadir woot what is nede to you, bifore that ye axen hym.”
Wycliffe Bible

“be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him;”
Youngs Literal Bible


Tabitha's comment on 2015-07-19 04:34:31:

We should always ask d holyspirit for direction so as not to ask amiss and also be patient when we ask because the all knowing God knows what we need at the right time


jo's comment on 2014-09-18 02:47:13:

Sometimes I think our wants are not necessarily what we really need. It is important to seek the Lord in tongues otherwise our carnal mind desires just gets in the way.


deecarrarar's comment on 2013-05-11 12:51:02:

I believe 1Corinthians 14:2..."For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue, speaketh not unto men but unto God."
Until 1Corinthians 13:8-10 is fulfilled, I believe we can safely pray the will of God by using a prayer language that our carnal mind doesn't/can't interfere with. Our carnal words limit what we say to God, so our wants and our will are always in the way. As long as we are "thinking," those thoughts get in the way of Gods spirit speaking to our spirit. I find that after I speak my prayers in English, I use my prayer language to let the Spirit lead me, talk to me, and I know His Will will be done....Because He already knows what I need, I need to be able to HEAR it. God prepares our hearts, through His spirit, to accept the things we need. No expectations that are amiss and no disappointments.


tim adedeji's comment on 2012-10-21 09:06:43:

I think when we pray, we should ask God for spirit of knowledge to be able to know what we need, because sometimes what we want is not what we need, if have the spirit of God in you, that same spirit will lead you to put your prayer perfectly before our father in heaven. I think when praying pray in secret, point what you need and continue thanking and praising for answering your prayer, when your prayer has been answered use the blessing wisely so as to remain permanent---Amen


mabel kwarteng's comment on 2012-09-18 02:46:29:

I think that we should thank him for knowing our needs and also have faith in him that he will provide all our needs for us.


johnartyboasiako's comment on 2012-07-22 12:46:32:

i think is that we should not talk much because God the all knows what is in our head and what we are about to tell Him so we should not bee like pagans


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