35 But (A)love your enemies, (B)do good, and (C)lend, [a]hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and (D)you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 (E)Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Do Not Judge(F)

37 (G)“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. (H)Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 (I)Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your (J)bosom. For (K)with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

39 And He spoke a parable to them: (L)“Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? 40 (M)A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. 41 (N)And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit(O)

43 (P)“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For (Q)every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:35 expecting