12 It was [a]at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.13 And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles:14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and [b]James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;15 and Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot;16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17 Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there wasa large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured.19 And all the [c]people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are[d]you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.21 Blessed are[e]you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.22 Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.23 Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to [f]treat the prophets.24 But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.25 Woe to you who [g]are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to [h]treat the false prophets in the same way.
27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who [i]mistreat you.29 Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your [j]coat, do not withhold your [k]shirt from him either.30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.31 [l]Treat others the same way you want [m]them to treat you.32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, [n]expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.36 [o]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; [p]pardon, and you will be pardoned.38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [q]pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
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