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“Blessed are you who are poor, for (C)yours is the kingdom of God.
21 (D)“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
(E)“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
22 “Blessed are you when (F)people hate you and when they (G)exclude you and revile you and (H)spurn your name as evil, (I)on account of the Son of Man! 23 (J)Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for (K)so their fathers did to the prophets.
Jesus Pronounces Woes
25 “Woe to you who are full now, for (O)you shall be hungry.
Love Your Enemies
27 “But I say to you who hear, (U)Love your enemies, (V)do good to those who hate you, 28 (W)bless those who curse you, (X)pray for those who abuse you. 29 (Y)To one who (Z)strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic[a] either. 30 (AA)Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And (AB)as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
32 (AC)“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And (AD)if you (AE)lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But (AF)love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and (AG)you will be sons of (AH)the Most High, for (AI)he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 (AJ)Be merciful, even as (AK)your Father is merciful.
37 (AL)(AM)“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; (AN)forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 (AO)give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put (AP)into your lap. For (AQ)with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
39 He also told them a parable: (AR)“Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 (AS)A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is (AT)fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 (AU)Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but (AV)do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.
A Tree and Its Fruit
43 “For (AW)no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for (AX)each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 (AY)The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces (AZ)evil, (BA)for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Build Your House on the Rock
46 (BB)“Why (BC)do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 (BD)Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.[b] 49 (BE)But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and (BF)the ruin of that house was great.”Read full chapter