6 And it came to pass on a Sabbath that he was passing along through cornfields, and his disciples were plucking and eating the ears of corn rubbing them with their hands.
2 But certain of the Pharisees said—Why are ye doing what is not allowed on the Sabbath?
3 And making answer unto them, Jesus said—Have ye never read even this, what David did when he hungered, he and they who were with him—
4 How he entered into the house of God, and the presence-bread receiving did eat and gave to them who were with him, which it is not allowable to eat save alone to the priests?
5 And he was saying to them—The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
6 And it came to pass on another Sabbath that he entered into the synagogue and was teaching, and there was a man there and his right hand was withered.
7 Now the Scribes and the Pharisees were narrowly watching him, whether on the Sabbath he healeth,—that they might find whereof to accuse him.
8 But he knew their reasonings, and said to the man who had the withered hand—Arise, and stand forward in the midst! And arising he stood forward.
9 And Jesus said unto them—I ask you, whether it is allowed on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm,—life to save or to destroy.
10 And looking round upon them all he said unto him—Stretch forth thy hand! and he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with folly, and began conversing one with another as to what they might do with Jesus.
12 And it came to pass in these days that he went forth into the mountain to pray, and was spending the night in the prayer-house of God.
13 And when it became day he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve whom also he named Apostles,—
14 Simon whom also he named Peter and Andrew his brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;
15 and Matthew and Thomas; and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called Zealot; and Judas [son] of James,
16 and Judas Iscariot who became betrayer;—
17 and coming down with them he stood upon a level place, also a great multitude of his disciples,—and a great throng of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and the sea-coast of Tyre and Zidon, who had come to hearken unto him and to be healed from their diseases;
18 and they who were molested by impure spirits were being cured;
19 and all the multitude were seeking to touch him, because power from him was coming forth and healing all.
20 And he lifting up his eyes towards his disciples was saying:—Happy ye destitute, For yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Happy ye that hunger now, For ye shall be filled. Happy ye that weep now, For ye shall laugh.
22 Happy are ye whensoever men shall hate you, and whensoever they shall separate you and reproach you and cast out your name as evil for the sake of the Son of Man:
23 be rejoiced in that day and leap, for lo! your reward is great in heaven; for according to the same things were their fathers doing unto the prophets.
24 But alas! for you, ye wealthy, For ye are duly receiving your consolation.
25 Alas! for you, ye who are filled full now, For ye shall hunger. Alas! ye that laugh now, For ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Alas! whensoever all men shall speak well of you, for according to the same things were their fathers doing unto the false prophets.
27 But unto you I say who are hearkening: Be loving your enemies; Be doing good unto them that hate you;
28 Be blessing them that curse you; Be praying for them that wantonly insult you.
29 To him who is smiting thee upon the one cheek be offering the other also; And from him who is taking away thy mantle thy tunic also do not forbid:
30 To every one asking thee give, And from him that taketh away thy possessions ask them not back.
31 And according as ye desire that men be doing unto you be ye doing unto them in like manner.
32 And if ye love them that love you what sort of thanks are there for you? for even sinners love such as love them.
33 [For] if ye even do good unto them that do good unto you what sort of thanks are there for you? Even sinners the same are doing.
34 And if ye lend to them from whom ye are hoping to receive what sort of thanks are there for you? Even sinners unto sinners do lend that they may receive back as much.
35 But love your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing back; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High,—for he is gracious unto the ungrateful and wicked.
36 Become ye compassionate according as your Father is compassionate;
37 And do not judge, and in nowise shall ye be judged; And do not condemn, and in nowise shall ye be condemned; Release, and ye shall be released;
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure pressed down shaken together running over will they give into your lap; for with what measure ye mete shall it be measured back unto you.
39 He spake moreover a parable also unto them: Can the blind guide the blind? will not both fall into a ditch?
40 A disciple is not above the teacher; but when trained every one shall be as his teacher.
41 But why beholdest thou the mote that is in the eye of thy brother, while the beam that is in thine own eye thou dost not consider?
42 How canst thou say to thy brother—Brother! let me cast out the mote that is in thine eye,—thyself the beam in thine own eye not beholding? Hypocrite! cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote that is in the eye of thy brother.
43 For a good tree doth not produce worthless fruit, neither again doth a worthless tree produce good fruit.
44 For every tree by its own fruit becometh known. For not of thorns do they gather figs, neither of a bramble-bush do they gather a bunch of grapes.
45 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the wicked man out of the wicked heart bringeth forth that which is wicked; for out of an overflowing of heart speaketh his mouth.
46 And why call ye me Lord! Lord! and not do the things that I say?
47 Every one coming unto me and hearkening unto my words and doing them I will suggest to you whom he is like:
48 He is like unto a man building a house, who digged and deepened and laid a foundation upon the rock,—and a flood coming, the stream burst against that house and was not strong enough to shake it, because it had been well built.
49 But he that hath heard and not done is like unto a man having built a house upon the earth without a foundation,—against which the stream burst, and straightway it fell in; and it came to pass that the crash of that house was great.