1 And, seeing the multitudes, He went up into the mountain; and, He having sat down, His disciples came to Him: 2 and, opening His mouth, He taught them, saying,
3 "Happy are the poor in spirit; because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. 4 "Happy are those who mourn: because they shall be comforted, 5 "Happy are the meek: because they shall inherit the earth. 6 "Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: because they shall be filled. 7 "Happy are the merciful: because they shall receive mercy. 8 "Happy are the pure in heart; because they shall see God. 9 "Happy are the peacemakers; because they shall be called sons of God. 10 "Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake; because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
11 "Happy are ye, when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. 12 Rejoice, and exult; because great is your reward in Heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.
13 "Ye are the salt of the earth; but, if the salt become tasteless, with what shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, except, when cast without, to be trodden under foot by men.
14 "Ye are the light of the world: a city, set upon a hill, cannot he hid. 15 Nor do they light a lamp, and put it under the measure, but on the lamp-stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven.
17 "Think not that I came to destroy the law, or the prophets; I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For verily I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. 19 Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. 20 For I say to you that, unless your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
21 "Ye heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall not kill; and whosoever kills shall be in danger of the judgment.' 22 But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever says to his brother Raca shall be in danger of the high-council; and whosoever shall say, O foolish one! shall be in danger of the Hell of fire. 23 If, therefore, you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you, 24 leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way, first be reconciled to your brother, and then, coming, offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say to you, in no wise shall you come out thence, till you pay the last farthing.
27 "Ye heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery;' 28 but I say to you, that every one who looks upon a woman, to lust after her, already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 "And, if your right eye is causing you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you; for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body be cast into Hell. 30 "And, if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you; for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body go away into Hell.
31 "And it was said, 'Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement;' 32 but I say to you, that every one who puts away his wife, except on account of fornication, makes her commit adultery: and whosoever marries her when put away commits adultery.
33 "Again ye heard that it was said to the ancients, You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord your oaths;" 34 but I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by Heaven, because it is God's throne; 35 nor by the earth, because it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the Great King's city; 36 neither swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your speech be, 'Yes, yes;' 'No, no;' and what is more than these is of the evil one.
38 "Ye heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,' 39 but I say to you, Resist not the evil man; but whosoever smites you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40 and to him who is desirous that you should be sued at the law, and to take your coat, grant your cloak also; 41 and whosoever shall impress you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him asking you; and from him who wishes to borrow of you turn not away.
43 "Ye heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy;' 44 but I say to you, Love your enemies; and pray for those who persecute you; 45 that ye may be sons of your Father Who is in Heaven; because He causeth His sun to rise on evil men and on good, and sendeth rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46 For, if ye love those who love you, what reward have ye? do not even the tax-collectors the same? 47 And, if ye salute your brethren only, what more than others do ye? Do not even the gentiles the same? 48 Ye, therefore, shall be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect."