Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.
ContextThe Lord's Prayer
5And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. 6But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly. 7But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him. 9After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. 10Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Be not you therefore like to them, for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not ye therefore like them, for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye beg anything of him.
King James Bible
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Young's Literal Translation
be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him;