But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”
How blessed are those whose way is blameless,
Who walk in the law of the Lord.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Praise the Lord!
How blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
Who greatly delights in His commandments.
A Song of Ascents.
How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you in the way you should go.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”
Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:
If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.