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18so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.


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18. That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly—The "openly" seems evidently a later addition to the text of this verse from Mt 6:4, 7, though of course the idea is implied.




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