For my translation I have decided to post my interpretation of Matthew 6 from the KJV bible. I chose verses 1-6 and 16-21 to interpret. Below is the original source followed by my own interpretation.
Matthew 6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the 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.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt 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. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
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.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Be sure that you do your good deeds in private for if they are witnessed God will not reward you for them.
So when you do good deeds do not announce them for all the world to know as only hypocrites do that. The people who do good deeds only for recognition from others will not benefit from them.
When you do a good deed just do it, don’t dwell on it. Think of it as no more than a mundane event such as opening a door or getting off a chair.
Even though your good deeds are done in private God will reward you publicly.
When you pray, do not pray like a hypocrite does, only in the company of others, it will not help them or you.
Instead pray in private, even though nobody else will notice God will and will reward you publicly.
When you fast do not appear as if you are hungry so other people will know you are fasting as that is what hypocrites do.
When you fast do not act famished and look disheveled.
Even though other people won’t know you’re fasting, God will know and will reward you publicly.
Do not endeavor to acquire worldly possessions, for they do not last. They will either break, become old and outdated, or stolen.
Instead endeavor to heaven because what’s there is eternal not transient like the possessions we have here.
Because what you treasure is where your heart is.