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Luke 6 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And it was done in the second first sabbath [in the first second sabbath], when he passed by the corns, his disciples plucked ears of corn; and they rubbing with their hands, ate.

And some of the Pharisees said to them, What do ye that, that is not leaveful in the sabbaths?

And Jesus answered, and said to them [And Jesus answering said to them], Have ye not read, what David did, when he hungered, and they that were with him;

how he entered into the house of God, and took loaves of proposition, and ate, and gave to them that were with him; which loaves it was not leaveful to eat, but only to priests[a].

And he said to them, For man's Son is Lord, yea, of the sabbath.

And it was done [and] in another sabbath, that he entered into a synagogue, and taught. And a man was there, and his right hand was dry.

And the scribes and the Pharisees espied him [Forsooth scribes and Pharisees espied him], if he would heal him in the sabbath, that they should find cause, whereof they should accuse him.

And he knew the thoughts of them, and he said to the man that had a dry hand, Rise up, and stand in the middle. And he rose, and stood.

And Jesus said to them, I ask you, if it is leaveful to do well in the sabbath [day], or evil? to make a soul safe, or to destroy [or to lose]?

10 And when he had beheld all men about [And, all men looked about], he said to the man, Hold forth thine hand. And he held forth, and his hand was restored to health.

11 And they were full-filled with unwisdom[b], and spake together, what they should do of Jesus.

12 And it was done in those days, he went out into an hill to pray; and he was all night dwelling in the prayer of God.

13 And when the day was come, he called his disciples, and chose twelve of them, which he called also apostles [whom and apostles he named];

14 Simon, whom he called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James Alphaeus, and Simon, that is called Zelotes,

16 Judas of James, and Judas Iscariot, that was traitor.

17 And Jesus came down from the hill with them, and stood in a field place; and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of [poor] people, of all Judaea, and Jerusalem, and of the sea coasts, and of Tyre and Sidon, that came to hear him [which came, that they should hear him], and to be healed of their sicknesses;

18 and they that were travailed of unclean spirits, were healed. [and they that were travailed with unclean spirits, were healed.]

19 And all the people [And each company of the people] sought to touch him, for virtue went out of him, and healed all.

20 And when his eyes were cast up into his disciples, he said, Blessed be ye, poor men [Blessed ye, poor], for the kingdom of God is yours.

21 Blessed be ye, that now hunger, for ye shall be full-filled. Blessed be ye, that now weep, for ye shall laugh. [Blessed be ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed be ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.]

22 Ye shall be blessed, when men shall hate you, and [shall] separate you away, and [shall] put reproof to you [and shall put shame on you], and cast out your name as evil, for man's Son.

23 Joy ye in that day, and be ye glad; for lo! your meed is much in heaven; for after these things the fathers of them did to prophets.

24 Nevertheless woe to you, rich men, that have your comfort.

25 Woe to you that be full-filled [Woe to you that be filled], for ye shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh [Woe to you that laugh now], for ye shall mourn, and weep.

26 Woe to you, when all men shall bless you; after these things the fathers of them did to [false] prophets.

27 But I say to you that hear, love ye your enemies, do ye well to them that hated you [do ye well to them that hate you];

28 bless ye men that curse you, pray ye for men that defame you [pray ye for men that falsely challenge you].

29 And to him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, show also the other [give also the other]; and from him that taketh away from thee a cloak [thy cloth], do not thou forbid the coat.

30 And give to each that asketh thee, and if a man taketh away those things that be thine [and he that taketh away those things that be thine], ask thou not again.

31 And as ye will that men do to you, do ye also to them in like manner.

32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank is to you [what grace, or thank, is to you]? for sinful men love men that love them.

33 And if ye do well to them that do well to you, what grace is to you[c]? for sinful men do this thing.

34 And if ye lend to them of which ye hope to take again, what thank is to you [And if ye give borrowing, or lend, to them, of whom ye hope for to take again, what grace, or thank, is to you]? for sinful men lend to sinful men, to take again as much.

35 Nevertheless love ye your enemies, and do ye well, and lend ye, hoping nothing thereof, and your meed shall be much, and ye shall be the sons of the Highest, for he is benign on [upon] unkind men and evil men.

36 Therefore be ye merciful, as [and] your Father is merciful.

37 Do not ye deem, and ye shall not be deemed. Do not ye condemn, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive ye, and it shall be forgiven to you.

38 Give ye, and it shall be given to you. They shall give into your bosom a good measure, and well-filled, and shaken together, and overflowing; for by the same measure, by which ye mete, it shall be meted again to you.

39 And he said to them a likeness, Whether the blind may lead the blind? nor fall they not both into the ditch [whether they fall not both into the ditch]?

40 A disciple is not above his master; but each shall be perfect, if he [shall] be as his master.

41 And what seest thou in thy brother's eye a mote, but thou beholdest not a beam, that is in thine own eye?

42 Or how mayest thou say to thy brother, Brother, suffer, I shall cast out the mote of thine eye, and thou beholdest not a beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, first take out the beam of thine eye [first cast out the beam of thine eye], and then thou shalt see to take out the mote of thy brother's eye.

43 It is not a good tree [Forsooth it is not a good tree], that maketh evil fruits, neither an evil tree, that maketh good fruits;

44 for every tree is known of his fruit. And men gather not figs of thorns, neither men gather a grape of a bush of briers.

45 A good man of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things, and an evil man of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things [A good man of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good thing, and an evil man of evil treasure bringeth forth evil thing]; for of the plenty of the heart the mouth speaketh.

46 And what call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not those things that I say.

47 Each that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I shall show to you, to whom he is like.

48 He is like to a man that buildeth an house, that digged deep, and set the foundament on a stone. And when a great flood was made, the flood was hurled to that house, and it might not move it, for it was founded on a firm stone.[d]

49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like to a man building his house on earth [upon the earth] without foundament; into which the flood was hurled, and at once it fell down [into which the flood was hurtled, and anon it felled down]; and the falling down of that house was made great.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 6:4 which it was not leaveful to eat, but to priests alone
  2. Luke 6:11 Soothly they were filled with unwisdom, or folly
  3. Luke 6:33 what grace/what thank is to you
  4. Luke 6:48 He is like to a man building an house, and diggeth deep, and put the foundament on a stone. Soothly great flowing made, flood was hurtled to that house, and it might not move it, for it was founded upon a firm stone.

Luke 6 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He defends the disciples that pluck the ears of grain. He heals the man with the withered hand, chooses his twelve apostles, gives a sweet sermon, and teaches to do good for evil.

It happened on an after-Sabbath that Jesus went through the grain field, and his disciples plucked the ears of grain and ate, rubbing them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said to them, Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days? And Jesus answered them and said, Have you not read what David did when he himself was hungry, and those who were with him? How he went into the house of God, and took and ate the loaves of hallowed bread, and gave also to those who were with him – which bread it was not lawful to eat, but for the priests only? And he said to them, The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath day.

And it came about in another Sabbath also that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was there a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched Jesus to see if he would heal on the Sabbath day, to find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man that had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stepped forth. Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you a question: whether it is lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And he looked around at them all and said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he did so, and his hand was restored and made as whole as the other.

11 And they were filled full of madness, and conferred with each other, what they might do to Jesus.

12 And it came to pass in those days that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And as soon as it was day, he called his disciples. And of them he chose twelve, whom he also called apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; 15 Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes; 16 Judas, James’ son; and Judas Iscariot, which same was the traitor.

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the open field with the company of his disciples and a great crowd of people out of all parts of Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases, 18 and people also who were vexed with foul spirits, and they were healed. 19 And all the people pressed in to touch him, because power went out of him and healed them all.

20 And he lifted up his eyes upon the disciples and said, Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. 22 Blessed are you when men hate you and thrust you out of their company, and rail, and abhor your name as an evil thing, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice then, and be glad, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. Likewise did their fathers treat the prophets.

24 But woe is to you who are rich, for you have therein your consolation. 25 Woe to you who are full, for you shall hunger. Woe to you who now laugh, for you will wail and weep. 26 Woe to you when all men praise you, for likewise did their fathers praise the false prophets.

27 But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who wrongfully trouble you. 29 And to him that strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that takes away your gown, forbid not to take your coat also. 30 Give to every man that asks of you. And of him who takes away your goods, ask not for them back. 31 And as you would have others do unto you, so do unto them likewise.

32 If you love those who love you, what credit are you worthy of? For the very sinners love their friends. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit are you worthy of? For the very sinners do even the same. 34 If you lend to people from whom you hope to receive, what credit should you have? For the very sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in return. 35 Therefore love your enemies, do good, and lend, looking for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be the children of the Highest. For he is kind to the unkind and to the evil.

36 Be therefore merciful, as your Father is merciful. 37 Judge not, and you will not be judged. Condemn not, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you: a good measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over will men give into your bosoms. For the measure that you use will be measured back to you.

39 And he put forth a similitude to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both then fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master, but everyone will be formed even as his teacher is.

41 Why do you see a speck in your brother’s eye, and not consider the beam that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the speck that is in your eye – when you do not perceive the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First cast the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to pull the speck out of your brother’s eye.

43 It is not a good tree that brings forth bad fruit, nor is that a bad tree that brings forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its fruit. Neither is it from thorns that men gather figs, nor from bushes that they gather grapes. 45 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is good. And an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.

46 Why do you call me Master, Master, and yet not do as I bid you? 47 Whoever comes to me and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock. When the waters rose, the flood beat upon that house, and could not move it. For it was grounded upon a rock. 49 But the person who hears and does not is like a man who built a house without a foundation upon the soil, against which the flood beat, and it fell immediately. And the fall of that house was great.

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Luke 6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 The disciples pull the ears of corn on the Sabbath. 6 Of him that had a withered hand. 13 The election of the Apostles. 20 The blessings and curses. 27 We must love our enemies. 46 With what fruit the word of God is to be heard.

And [a]it came to pass on a second solemn Sabbath, that he went through the corn fields, and his disciples [b]plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, and rubbed them in their hands.

And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days?

Then Jesus answered them, and said, Have ye not read this, that David did when he himself was an hungered, and they which were with him,

How he went into the house of God, and took, and ate the showbread, and gave also to them which were with him, which was not lawful to eat, but for the Priests only?

And he said unto them, The Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath day.

[c]It came to pass also on another Sabbath, that he entered into the Synagogue, and taught, and there was a man, whose right hand was dried up.

And the Scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the Sabbath day, that they might find an accusation against him.

But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Arise, and stand up in the midst. And he arose, and stood up.

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you a question, Whether is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to [d]destroy?

10 And he beheld them all in compass, and said unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he did so, and his hand was restored again, as whole as the other.

11 Then they were filled full of madness, and communed one with another, what they might do to Jesus.

12 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, that he went into a mountain to pray, and [e]spent the night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he called his disciples, and of them he chose twelve which also he called Apostles:

14 (Simon whom he named also Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas: James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zealous,

16 Judas James’ brother, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.)

17 Then he came down with them, and stood in a plain place with the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judea, and Jerusalem, and from the [f]sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases:

18 And they that were vexed with foul spirits, and they were healed.

19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all:

20 [g]And he lifted up his eyes upon his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be satisfied: blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

22 Blessed are ye when men hate you, and when [h]they separate you, and revile you, and put out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and [i]be glad: for behold, your reward is great in heaven: for after this manner their fathers did to the Prophets:

24 But woe be to you that are rich: for ye have [j]received your consolation.

25 Woe be to you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Woe be to you that now laugh: for ye shall wail and weep.

26 Woe be to you when all men speak well of you: for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

27 [k]But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies: do well to them which hate you.

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which hurt you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other, and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee: and of him that taketh away the things that be thine, ask them not again.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, so do ye to them likewise.

32 For if ye love them which love you, [l]what thank shall ye have? for even the sinners love those that love them.

33 And if ye do good for them which do good for you, what thank shall ye have? for even the sinners do the same.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank shall ye have? for even the sinners lend to sinners, to receive the like.

35 Wherefore love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, [m]looking for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the most High: for he is kind unto the unkind, and to the evil.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 [n]Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: [o]forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: a good measure, [p]pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom: for with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete to you again.

39 [q]And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

40 The disciple is not above the master: but whosoever will be a perfect disciple, shall be as his master.

41 [r]And why seest thou a mote in thy brother’s eye, and considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou seest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, cast out the beam out of thine own eye first, and then shalt thou see perfectly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

43 [s]For it is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: neither an evil tree, that bringeth forth good fruit.

44 For every tree is known by his own fruit: for neither of thorns gather men figs, nor of bushes gather they grapes.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

46 But why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I speak?

47 [t]Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doeth the same, I will show you to whom he is like:

48 He is like a man which built an house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the waters arose, the flood beat upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was grounded upon a rock.

49 But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that built an house upon the earth without foundation, against which the flood did beat, and it fell by and by: and the fall of that house was great.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 6:1 Christ showeth against the superstitious, who stick in every trifle, that the Law of the very Sabbath, was not given to be kept without exception: much less that the salvation of man should consist in the outward keeping of it.
  2. Luke 6:1 Epiphanius noteth well in his treatise, where he confuteth Ebion, that the time, when the disciples plucked the ears of the corn, was in the feast of unleavened bread: Now, whereas in these feasts which were kept many days together, as the feast of Tabernacles, and the Passover, their first day and their last were of like solemnity, Lev. 23. Luke fitly calleth the last day the second Sabbath, though Theophylact understandeth it of any other of them, that followed the first.
  3. Luke 6:6 Charity is the rule of all ceremonies.
  4. Luke 6:9 Whoso helpeth not his neighbor when he can, he killeth him.
  5. Luke 6:12 In that, that Christ useth earnest and long prayer, in choosing twelve of his own company, to the office of the Apostleship, he showeth how religiously we ought to behave ourselves in the choice of Ecclesiastical persons.
  6. Luke 6:17 From all the seacoast, which is called Syro-Phoenecia.
  7. Luke 6:20 Christ teacheth against all Philosophers, and especially the Epicureans, that the chiefest felicity of man is laid up in no place here on earth, but in heaven: and that persecution for righteousness’ sake, is the right way unto it.
  8. Luke 6:22 Cast you out of their Synagogues, as John expoundeth it, John 16:2, which is the sharpest punishment the Church hath, if so be the Elders judge rightfully, and by the word of God.
  9. Luke 6:23 Leaps (as cattle do, which are provender pricked) for exceeding joy.
  10. Luke 6:24 That is, you reap now of your riches, all the commodities and blessings you are ever likely to have, and therefore, you have not to look for any other reward, Matt. 6:2.
  11. Luke 6:27 Christian charity, which differeth much from the worldly, doth not only not revenge injuries, but comprehended even our most grievous enemies, and that for our Father’s sake, which is in heaven: so far is it, from seeking its own profit in doing well.
  12. Luke 6:32 What is there in this your work, that is to be accounted of? for if you look to have commodity by loving, seek those commodities, which are commodities indeed: love your enemies, and so you shall show to the world that you look for those commodities, which come from God.
  13. Luke 6:35 When you will lend, do it only to benefit and pleasure withall, and not for hope, to receive the principal again.
  14. Luke 6:37 Brotherly reprehension must not proceed of curiosity, nor churlishness, nor malice, but they must be just, moderate, and loving.
  15. Luke 6:37 He speaketh not here of civil judgments, and therefore by the word, forgive, is meant that good nature, which the Christians use in suffering and pardoning wrongs.
  16. Luke 6:38 These are borrowed kinds of speeches taken from them which use to measure dry things, as corn and such like, who use a frank kind of dealing therein, and thrust it down and shake it together, and press it and heap it.
  17. Luke 6:39 Unskillful reprehenders hurt both themselves and others: for such as the master is, such is the scholar.
  18. Luke 6:41 Hypocrites, which are very severe reprehenders of others, are very quick of sight to spy other men’s faults, but very blind to see their own.
  19. Luke 6:43 He is a good man, not that is skillful to reprehend others, but he that proveth his uprightness in word and deed.
  20. Luke 6:47 Affliction doth at the length discern true godliness from false and feigned.
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Luke 6 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; how he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judæa and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 and they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for 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 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 he is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

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