Don't do your good deeds publicly, to be admired,
because then you will lose the reward
from your Father in heaven.
When you give a gift to someone in need,
don't shout about it as the hypocrites do--
blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets
to call attention to their acts of charity!
I assure you, they have received
all the reward they will ever get.
But when you give to someone,
don't tell your left hand what your right hand is doing.
Give your gifts in secret, and your Father,
who knows all secrets, will reward you.