Geneva Study Bible
(1) Ambition makes alms vain.
(a) 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".
(b) Counterfeits, for hypocrites were players that played a part in a play.
(2) He rebukes two revolting faults in prayer, ambition, and vain babbling.
(c) Long prayers are not condemned, but vain, needless, and superstitious ones.
(3) A true sum and form of all christian prayers.
(d) That which is suitable for our nature for our daily food, or such as may suffice our nature and complexion.
(e) From the devil, or from all adversity.
(4) They that forgive wrongs, to them sins are forgiven, but revenge is prepared for them that take revenge.
(5) That is, those that desire a name of holiness by fasting.
(f) They do not let their original pallor to be seen, that is to say, they mar the natural colour of their faces, that they may seem lean and palefaced.
(6) The labours of those men are shown to be vain, which pass not for the assured treasure of everlasting life, but spend their lives in scraping together stale and vain riches.
(7) Men maliciously and wickedly put out even the little light of nature that is in them.
(g) The judgment of the mind: that as the body is with the eyes, so our whole life may be ruled with right reason, that is to say, with the Spirit of God who gives light to us.
(8) God will be worshipped by the whole man.
(h) Who are at odds with one another, for if two agree they are as one.
(i) This word is a Syrian word, and signifies all things that belong to money.
(9) The perverse burdensome carefulness for things of this life, is corrected in the children of God by an earnest thinking upon the providence of God.
(k) Of the air, or that line in the air: in almost all languages the word "heaven" is taken for the air.
(l) He speaks of care which is joined with thought of mind, and has for the most part distrust yoked with it.
(m) By labour.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25