27 “But I say to you who hear, (A)love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, (B)pray for those who [a]mistreat you. 29 (C)Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your [b]coat, do not withhold your [c]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 [d](D)Treat others the same way you want [e]them to treat you. 32 (E)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 (F)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 (G)love your enemies, and do good, and lend, [f]expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be (H)sons of (I)the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 [g]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 (J)Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; [h](K)pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [i]pour (L)into your lap a (M)good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

39 And He also spoke a parable to them: (N)A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 (O)A [j]pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will [k]be like his teacher. 41 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 Or 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. 43 (P)For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, [l]on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 (Q)For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 (R)The good man out of the good [m]treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; (S)for his mouth speaks from [n]that which fills his heart.

Builders and Foundations

46 (T)Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 (U)Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and [o]acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who [p]dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the [q]torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the [r]torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:28 Or revile
  2. Luke 6:29 I.e. outer garment
  3. Luke 6:29 Or tunic; i.e. garment worn next to body
  4. Luke 6:31 Lit Do to
  5. Luke 6:31 Lit people
  6. Luke 6:35 Or not despairing at all
  7. Luke 6:36 Or Become
  8. Luke 6:37 Lit release
  9. Luke 6:38 Lit give
  10. Luke 6:40 Or disciple
  11. Luke 6:40 Or reach his teacher’s level
  12. Luke 6:43 Lit again
  13. Luke 6:45 Or treasury, storehouse
  14. Luke 6:45 Lit the abundance of
  15. Luke 6:47 Lit does
  16. Luke 6:48 Lit dug and went deep
  17. Luke 6:48 Lit river
  18. Luke 6:49 Lit river

34 [a]But Jesus was saying, (A)Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (B)And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

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  1. Luke 23:34 Some early mss do not contain But Jesus was saying...doing

60 Then (A)falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, (B)do not hold this sin against them!” Having said this, he [a](C)fell asleep.

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  1. Acts 7:60 I.e. died

20 (A)But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

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