1 Now it came to pass that he was on a sabbath going through grainfields; and his :disciples were plucking the ears, and eating, rubbing them in their hands. 2 But certain of the Pharisees said, Why do ye what is not lawful on the sabbath[s]? 3 And :Jesus answered and said unto them, Have ye not read even this, what David did, when himself hungered, and those with him; 4 how he entered into the house of :God, and took and ate the show-loaves, and gave to those with him; which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone? 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 entered into the synagogue and taught: and a man was there, and his :right :hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him, whether he would cure on the sabbath; that they might find how to accuse him. 8 But HE knew their :reasonings, and said to the †man that had his :hand withered, Rise, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9 And :Jesus said unto them, I ask you whether it is lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And he looked about on them all, and said to him, Stretch forth thy :hand. And he did: and his :hand was restored. 11 But THEY were filled with madness; and were discussing with one another what they might do to :Jesus.

12 And it came to pass in these :days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in :prayer to :God. 13 And when it was day, he called his :disciples; and chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his :brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James son of Alphæus, and Simon the one called Zealot, 16 and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor; 17 and he came down with them, and stood on a level place, and a great crowd of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all :Judæa and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their :sicknesses; 18 and those oppressed by unclean spirits were cured. 19 And the whole crowd were seeking to touch him, for power came forth from him, and healed all.

20 And HE lifted up his :eyes on his :disciples, and said, Blessed ye :poor: for yours is the kingdom of :God.
21 Blessed ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed are ye, when :men shall hate you, and when they shall †ostracize you and reproach, and cast out your :name as evil, for the Son of :man’s sake. 23 Rejoice in that :day, and leap: for lo, your reward is great in :heaven; for in the same manner did their :fathers to the prophets.
24 But woe unto you the rich! for ye have your full consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full now! for ye shall hunger.
Woe, ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe, when all :men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their :fathers to the false prophets.
27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your :enemies, do good to those hating you, 28 bless those cursing you, pray for those reviling you. 29 To the one smiting thee on the cheek offer also the other; and from the one taking away thy :cloak withhold not thy :coat also. 30 Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away :thy goods ask not again. 31 And as ye would that :men should do to you, do to them likewise. 32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank have ye? for even the sinners love those that love them. 33 For even if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye? even the sinners do the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive the like again. 35 But love your :enemies, and do good, and lend, never despairing; and your :reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for HE is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your :Father is merciful. 37 And judge not, and ye shall in nowise be judged: and condemn not, and ye shall in nowise be condemned: release, and ye 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 ye measure it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake also a parable to them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall not both fall into a pit? 40 A disciple is not above the teacher: but every one perfected shall be as his :teacher. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote :in the eye of thy :brother, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own :eye? 42 How canst thou say to thy :brother, Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine :eye, when thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own :eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine :eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote that is in the eye of thy :brother. 43 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own :fruit. For of thorns they gather no figs, nor of a bramble bush pick they grapes. 45 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth the good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth the evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his :mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Every one :coming unto me, and hearing my :words, and doing 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 a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the river brake against that :house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded. 49 But who heard, and did not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the river brake, and straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that :house was great.