alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no This word «reward» is always taken in the scriptures for a free recompense, and therefore the schoolmen fondly set it to be answerable to a deserving, which they call «merit». reward of your Father which is in heaven.
geneva@Matthew:6:2@ Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the
(note:)Counterfeits, for hypocrites were players that played a part in a play.(:note)
hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
geneva@Matthew:6:3@ But when thou doest thine almes, let not thy left hand knowe what thy right hand doeth,
geneva@Matthew:6:4@ That thine almes may be in secret, and thy Father that seeth in secret, hee will rewarde thee openly.