1 And it happened on the second chief sabbath, He went through the grain fields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands. 2 And certain of the Pharisees said to them, Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
3 And answering, Jesus said to them, Have you not read this, what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him; 4 how he went into the house of God and took the showbread, and ate (and also gave to those who were with him) which it is not lawful to eat, except for the priests alone? 5 And He said to them, The Son of Man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6 And it happened, also on another sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him to see if He would heal on the sabbath day, so that they might find an accusation against Him. 8 But He knew their thoughts and said to the man who had the withered hand, Rise up and stand in the middle. And he arose and stood. 9 Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil, to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And looking around on them all, He said to the man, Stretch out your hand! And he did so. And his hand was restored whole like the other. 11 And they were filled with madness, and talked with one another as to what they might do to Jesus.
12 And it happened in those days that He went out into a mountain to pray, and He was spending the night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, He called His disciples. And He chose twelve of 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 who was called Zelotes; 16 Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also became the betrayer.
17 And coming down with them, He stood on a level place. And a crowd of His disciples, and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon (who came to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases) were there; 18 also those tormented by unclean spirits; and they were healed. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch Him, for power went out of Him and healed them all.
20 And lifting up His eyes to His disciples, He said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall cut you off, and when they shall reproach you and shall 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 is great in Heaven. For so their fathers did according to these things to the prophets.
24 But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation. 25 Woe to you who are full! For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now! For you shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did to the false prophets.
27 But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you. 29 And to him who strikes you on the one cheek, also offer the other. And to him who takes away your garment, do not forbid your tunic also. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and from him who takes away your goods, do not ask them again. 31 And as you desire that men should do to you, you do also to them likewise. 32 For if you love those who love you, what thanks do you have? For sinners also love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks do you have? For sinners also do the same. 34 And if you lend to those of whom you hope to receive, what thanks do you have? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return. And your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest. For He is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. 38 Give, and it shall be given to you, good measure pressed down and shaken together and running over, they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure, it shall be measured to you again.
39 And He spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect shall be like his master.
41 And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but do not see the beam that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the splinter in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in your brother's eye.
43 For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit, neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth the good. And an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth the evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
46 And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say? 47 Whoever comes to Me and hears My Words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like. 48 He is like a man who built a house and dug deep and laid the foundation on a rock; and a flood occurring, the stream burst against that house and could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock. 49 But he who hears and does not perform, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, on which the stream burst, and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.