1 And it came to pass on the second Sabbath, He was going through the cornfields; and His disciples were plucking the ears, and eating, shelling them out with their hands. 2 And certain ones of the Pharisees said to them, Why are you doing that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?
3 Jesus responded and said to them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those being with him? 4 How he entered into the house of God, and how he took the shewbread, and ate it, and gave it to those with him; which is not lawful to eat, except the priests only? 5 And He said to them, The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath also.
6 And it came to pass on another Sabbath, that He came into the synagogue and taught, and a man was there, whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees were watching Him, if He will heal him on the Sabbath, in order that they may find accusation against Him. 8 But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man having the withered hand, Rise up, and stand in the midst; and he having arisen stood. 9 And Jesus said to them, I will ask you; What is lawful on the Sabbath; to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy? 10 And looking around upon them all, He said to him, Reach forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored. 11 And they were filled with rage; and they were talking one to another what they might do to Jesus.
12 And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into the mountain to pray; and was there through the night in the prayer of God. 13 And when it was day, He called His disciples to Him: and having chosen twelve from them, whom He also named apostles;
14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John. Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called the Zealot; 16 and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also became His betrayer.
17 And having come down with them, He stood upon a level place, and a great multitude of His disciples, and a great crowd of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and Tyre and Sidon by the sea, who came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 and those troubled by unclean spirits; and they were getting healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: because power was going out from Him, and was healing all.
20 And He lifting up His eyes to His disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor: because the kingdom of God is yours. 21 Blessed are ye who hunger now: because ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye who weep now: because ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when the people may hate you, and when they may separate you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of man.
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for behold your reward in heaven is great: for according to these things were their fathers accustomed to do to the prophets.
24 Moreover woe unto you rich! because you exhaust your reward. 25 Woe unto you who are full! because you shall hunger. Woe unto you who are now laughing because you shall weep and mourn. 26 Woe unto you when all the people may speak well of you! because according to the same things their fathers were accustomed to do to the false prophets.
27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies with divine love, and do good to those that hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. 29 To the one smiting thee on the cheek turn the other also; and from the one taking away thy cloak do not withhold even the coat. 30 Give to every one asking thee, and turn not away from the one taking thy possessions, 31 And as you wish that the people may do unto you, do ye unto them even likewise. 32 If you love those who love you, what grace is there to you? for even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you may do good to those doing good to you, what grace is there to you? for sinners also do the same. 34 And if you may lend to those from whom you may hope to receive, what grace is there to you? for sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive back the equivalent. 35 Moreover love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest: because He is good to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Therefore be ye merciful, as your Father is indeed merciful.
37 And criticise not, and you can not be criticised. Condemn not, and you can not be condemned. 38 Forgive, and you shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, heaped up, and shaken down, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For with the same measure, which you measure, it will be measured unto you.
39 And He spoke a parable unto them, Whether is the blind able to lead the blind? will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his teacher; but every one having been made perfect shall be as his teacher.
41 But why do you see the mote which is in the eye of your brother, and do not recognize the beam which is in your own eye? 42 Or how are you able to say to your brother; Brother, permit me, I will cast out the mote which is in thine eye, yourself not seeing the beam which is in your own eye? O hypocrite, first cast out the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the mote which is in the eye of your brother.
43 For there is no beautiful tree producing corrupt fruit, nor corrupt tree producing beautiful fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit: for they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather the grape-bunch from the bramble. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure of his heart brings forth that which is wicked: for out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaks.
46 But why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Every one coming to me, and hearing my words, and doing the same, I will show you to whom he is like. 48 He is like unto a man building a house, who dug and went down deep, and laid the foundation upon the rock: and there being a flood, the river broke against that house, and it was not able to shake it; for it was founded on the rock. 49 But the one hearing and not doing, is like unto a man building his house upon the ground without a foundation; against which the river broke, and it fell immediately, and great was the fall of that house.