The Sermon On The Mount: The Beatitudes

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain; and when he had sat down, his disciples came to him.

1 (A)When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on (B)the (a)mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

1 When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain,(A) and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the hill. After taking his seat, his disciples came to him,

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:

2 (C)He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

2 Then(a) He began to teach them, saying:(B)

2 and he began to teach them:

The Beatitudes

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

3 (b)(D)Blessed are the (c)poor in spirit, for (E)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

3 “The poor in spirit are blessed,(C)for the kingdom of heaven(D) is theirs.

3 "How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

4 Blessed are they who mourn; for they will be comforted.

4 “Blessed are (F)those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

4 Those who mourn are blessed,(E)for they will be comforted.

4 "How blessed are those who mourn, because it is they who will be comforted!

5 Blessed are the meek; for they will inherit the earth.

5 “Blessed are (G)the (d)gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

5 The gentle are blessed,(F)for they will inherit the earth.

5 "How blessed are those who are humble, because it is they who will inherit the earth!

6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they will be filled.

6 “Blessed are (H)those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

6 Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed,(G)for they will be filled.

6 "How blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because it is they who will be satisfied!

7 Blessed are the merciful; for they will obtain mercy.

7 “Blessed are (I)the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

7 The merciful are blessed,for they will be shown mercy.(H)

7 "How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!

8 Blessed are the pure in heart; for they will see God.

8 “Blessed are (J)the pure in heart, for (K)they shall see God.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

8 The pure in heart are blessed,for they will see God.(I)

8 "How blessed are those who are pure in heart, because it is they who will see God!

9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they will be called sons of God.

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for (L)they shall be called sons of God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

9 The peacemakers are blessed,for they will be called sons of God.(J)

9 "How blessed are those who make peace, because it is they who will be called God's children!

10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

10 “Blessed are those who have been (M)persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for (N)theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

10 Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,for the kingdom of heaven(K) is theirs.

10 "How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

The Beatitudes

11 Blessed are ye, when men revile you, and persecute you, and say every thing that is bad against you, falsely, for my sake.

11 “Blessed are you when people (O)insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

11 “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me.

11 "How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me!

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven; for so did they persecute the prophets that were before you.

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for (P)in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted(L) the prophets who were before you.(M)

12 Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."

The Sermon On The Mount: Salt And Light

13 Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall itself be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.

13 “You are the salt of the earth; but (Q)if the salt has become tasteless, how (e)can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.(N)

13 "You are the salt of the world. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty again? It's good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled on by people.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid;

14 “You are (R)the light of the world. A city set on a (f)hill cannot be hidden;

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden.(O)

14 "You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden.

15 nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the lampstand; and it giveth light to all that are in the house.

15 (S)nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a (g)basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

15 No one lights a lamp(P) and puts it under a basket,(b) but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house.(Q)

15 People don't light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

16 In like manner let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may (T)see your good works, and (U)glorify your Father who is in heaven.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

16 In the same way, let your light shine(c) before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.(R)

16 In the same way, let your light shine before people in such a way that they will see your good actions and glorify your Father in heaven."

The Sermon On The Mount: The Law And The Prophets Fulfilled

17 Think not that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the (V)Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

17 “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.(S)

17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I didn't come to destroy them, but to fulfill them,

18 For truly do I say to you, Not till heaven and earth pass away, shall one jot or one tittle pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled.

18 For truly I say to you, (W)until heaven and earth pass away, not (h)the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter(d) or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.

18 because I tell all of you with certainty that until heaven and earth disappear, not one letter or one stroke of a letter will disappear from the Law until everything has been accomplished.

19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them, he will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches (i)others to do the same, shall be called least (X)in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever (j)keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

19 Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches people to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.(T)

19 So whoever sets aside one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom from heaven. But whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom from heaven

20 For I say to you, Unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

20 “For I say to you that unless your (Y)righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

20 because I tell you, unless your righteousness greatly exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom from heaven!"

The Sermon On The Mount: Anger Toward Others

21 Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, "Thou shalt not kill; and whoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the Judges."

21 (Z)You have heard that (k)the ancients were told, ‘(AA)You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be (l)liable to (AB)the court.’

21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

21 “You have heard that it was said to our ancestors,(e) Do not murder,(U)(f) and whoever murders will be subject to judgment.(V)

21 "You have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, "You are not to commit murder,' and, "Whoever murders will be subject to punishment.'

22 But I say to you, that whoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the Judges; and whoever shall say to his brother, Simpleton! shall be in danger of the Council; and whoever shall say, Fool! shall be in danger of hellfire.

22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be (m)guilty before (AC)the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘(n)You good-for-nothing,’ shall be (o)guilty before (p)(AD)the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be (q)guilty enough to go into the (r)(AE)fiery hell.

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

22 But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother(g) will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’(h) will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire.(i)(W)

22 But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother "Raka!' will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, "You fool!' will be subject to hell fire.

23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother hath aught against thee,

23 Therefore if you are (AF)presenting your (s)offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

23 So if you are offering your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you,

23 "So if you are presenting your gift at the altar and remember there that your brother has something against you,

24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go away; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

24 leave your (t)offering there before the altar and go; first be (AG)reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your (u)offering.

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

24 leave your gift there before the altar and first go and be reconciled to your brother. Then come and offer your gift.

25 Agree with thine adversary at law quickly, while thou art on the road with him; lest the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

25 (AH)Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

25 Reach a settlement quickly with your adversary while you’re on the way with him, or your adversary will hand you over to the judge, the judge to(j) the officer, and you will be thrown into prison.(X)

25 Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.

26 Truly do I say to thee, Thou wilt not come out thence, till thou hast paid the last farthing.

26 Truly I say to you, (AI)you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last (v)cent.

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

26 I assure you: You will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny!(k)

26 I tell you with certainty, you will not get out of there until you pay back the last dollar!"

The Sermon On The Mount: Adultery And Lust

27 Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

27 (AJ)You have heard that it was said, ‘(AK)You shall not commit adultery’;

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

27 “You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery.(Y)(l)

27 "You have heard that it was said, "You are not to commit adultery.'

28 But I say to you, that whoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman (AL)with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

28 But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.(Z)

28 But I say to you, anyone who stares at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye cause thee to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, than that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

29 (AM)If your right eye makes you (w)stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you (x)to lose one of the parts of your body, (y)than for your whole body to be thrown into (z)(AN)hell.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

29 If your right eye causes you to sin,(AA) gouge it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.(AB)

29 So if your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your body parts than to have your whole body thrown into hell.

30 And if thy right hand cause thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, than that thy whole body should go away into hell.

30 (AO)If your right hand makes you (aa)stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you (ab)to lose one of the parts of your body, (ac)than for your whole body to go into (ad)(AP)hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell!

30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you. It is better for you to lose one of your body parts than to have your whole body go into hell."

The Sermon On The Mount: Divorce

31 And it was said, "Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement."

31 “It was said, ‘(AQ)Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’;

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

31 “It was also said, Whoever divorces(AC) his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.(AD)(m)

31 "It was also said, "Whoever divorces his wife must give her a written notice of divorce.'

32 But I say to you, that whoever putteth away his wife, unless it be on account of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whoever shall marry her when put away, committeth adultery.

32 (AR)but I say to you that everyone who (ae)divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a (af)divorced woman commits adultery.

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

32 But I tell you, everyone who divorces his wife, except in a case of sexual immorality,(n) causes her to commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.(AE)

32 But I say to you, any man who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery."

The Sermon On The Mount: Taking Oaths

33 Again ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, "Thou shalt not swear falsely, but shalt perform to the Lord thine oaths."

33 “Again, (AS)you have heard that (ag)the ancients were told, ‘(ah)(AT)You shall not (ai)make false vows, but shall fulfill your (aj)vows to the Lord.’

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to our ancestors,(o) You must not break your oath, but you must keep your oaths to the Lord.(AF)(p)

33 "Again, you have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, "You must not swear an oath falsely,' but, "You must fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'

34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;

34 But I say to you, (AU)make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is (AV)the throne of God,

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

34 But I tell you, don’t take an oath at all: either by heaven, because it is God’s throne;

34 But I tell you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, because it is God's throne,

35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King;

35 or by the earth, for it is the (AW)footstool of His feet, or (ak)by Jerusalem, for it is (AX)the city of the great King.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

35 or by the earth, because it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King.(AG)

35 nor by the earth, because it is his footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the Great King.

36 nor shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

36 Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black.

36 Nor should you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

37 But let your language be, Yea, yea; Nay; nay; for whatever is more than these cometh of evil.

37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is (al)of (AY)evil.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

37 But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’(q) Anything more than this is from the evil one.(AH)

37 Instead, let your message be "Yes' for "Yes' and "No' for "No.' Anything more than that comes from the evil one."

The Sermon On The Mount: Retaliation

38 Ye have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth."

38 (AZ)You have heard that it was said, ‘(BA)An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

38 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.(AI)(r)

38 "You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'

39 But I say to you, that ye resist not the evildoer; but whoever smiteth thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also;

39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but (BB)whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

39 But I tell you, don’t resist(s) an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.(AJ)

39 But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well.

40 and if any one intends to sue thee at the law, and take thy coat, give up to him thy cloak also;

40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your (am)shirt, let him have your (an)coat also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

40 As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt,(t) let him have your coat(u) as well.

40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well.

41 and whoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.

41 Whoever (ao)forces you to go one mile, go with him two.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

41 And if anyone forces(v) you to go one mile, go with him two.

41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go two with him.

42 Give to him that asketh of thee; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away.

42 (BC)Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

42 Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.(AK)

42 Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you."

The Sermon On The Mount: Love For Enemies

43 Ye have heard that it was said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy."

43 (BD)You have heard that it was said, ‘(BE)You shall love your neighbor (BF)and hate your enemy.’

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

43 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor(AL)(w) and hate your enemy.

43 "You have heard that it was said, "You must love your neighbor' and hate your enemy.

44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you;

44 But I say to you, (BG)love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

44 But I tell you, love your enemies(x) and pray for those who(y) persecute you,(AM)

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,

45 that ye may become sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

45 so that you may (ap)be (BH)sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

45 so that you may be(z) sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.(AN)

45 so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

46 For if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same?

46 For (BI)if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?

46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don't they?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye that excelleth? Do not even the heathen the same?

47 If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary?(aa)(AO) Don’t even the Gentiles(ab) do the same?

47 And if you greet only your relatives, that's no great thing you're doing, is it? Even the unbelievers do the same, don't they?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

48 Therefore (aq)(BJ)you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

48 Be perfect,(AP) therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

48 So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

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