1 And on the second-first sabbath he went through the grain fields, and his disciples picked the heads and eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2 And some of the Pharisees said, Why do you do what is not lawful on the sabbath?
3 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those with him? 4 He entered into the house of God, and took the show bread, and eat, and gave to those with him, which it was not lawful for any to eat, except the priests alone. 5 And he said to them, The Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.
6 And on another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him [to see] if he would perform a cure on the sabbath, that they might find [something of which] to accuse him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man having the withered hand, Arise, and stand in the midst. And he arose and stood. 9 And Jesus said to them, I will ask you whether it is lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do evil? to save a life or to destroy? 10 And looking round upon them all he said to him, Stretch out your hand. And he did so; and his hand was restored. 11 And they were filled with madness, and conferred with each other as to what they should do to Jesus.
12 AND in those days he went out on the mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day he called his disciples; and having chosen twelve of them, whom he 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 Zealot, 16 Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor,
17 he went down with them and stood on a plain; and a multitude of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be cured of their diseases; 18 and those troubled with impure spirits were cured. 19 And all the multitude sought to touch him, for a power went out from him and cured all.
20 And he lifted up his eyes upon his disciples and said, Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude you from their company, and reproach and cast out your names as evil, on account of the Son of man.
23 Rejoice in that day, and be exceedingly glad; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in this manner did their fathers to the prophets.
24 But woe to you rich! for you have your consolation. 25 Woe to you full! for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe, when all men speak well of you! for in this manner did their fathers of the false prophets.
27 But I tell you that hear, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you; 28 bless those that curse you; pray for those that injure you; 29 to him that strikes you on the cheek, present also the other; and forbid not him who takes away your cloak to take your coat also. 30 Give to every one that asks; and from him who takes that which is yours, ask it not back. 31 And as you wish men to do to you, do you also in like manner to them. 32 And if you love those that love you, what thanks have you? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have you? for sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? sinners also lend to sinners, to receive back 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 children of the Most High; for he is good to the unthankful and evil. 36 Be merciful, as your father is merciful;
37 and judge not, and you shall not be judged; and condemn not, and you shall not be condemned; release, and you shall be released; 38 give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure you measure it shall be measured back to you.
39 And he spoke also a parable to them; Can the blind lead the blind? Will not both fall into the pit? 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, but every perfect one will be as his teacher.
41 And why do you see the speck in your brother's eye, and observe not the beam in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, Brother, let me cast out the speck in your eye, and you yourself see not the beam in your own eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam from your eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the speck from your brother's eye.
43 For there is no good tree which bears bad fruit, nor, again, a bad tree which bears good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from brambles. 45 The good man out of the good treasury of his heart brings forth good, and the evil man out of the evil brings forth evil; for out of the abundance of the heart its mouth speaks.
46 And why do you call me Lord! Lord! and do not what I say? 47 Every one that comes to me, and hears my words and does them, I will show you whom he is like. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid the foundation on the rock; and when there was a flood, the stream beat against that house and could not shake it, because it was built on a rock. 49 But he that hears and does not, is like a man building a house on the earth, without a foundation, against which the stream beat, and it fell immediately; and the ruin of that house was great.