20 "And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are
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 reproach you, and cast out your
name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is
great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers unto the
24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your
25 Woe unto you, ye that are full now! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto
you, ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for in the
same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.
27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to them
that hate you,
28 bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use
29 To him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other;
and from him that taketh away thy cloak withhold not thy coat also.
30 Give to every one that asketh 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
32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank have ye? for even
sinners love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have
ye? for even sinners do the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank
have ye? even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much.
35 But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never
despairing; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of
the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
36 Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
37 And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: and condemn not, and
ye shall not 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, shall they give into your bosom. For
with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
39 And he spake also a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the
blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?
40 The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is
perfected shall be as his teacher.
41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me cast 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 cast
out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
43 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor
again a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.
44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not
gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure
bringeth forth that which is evil: for out 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 Every one that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth
them, I will show you to whom he is like:
48 he is like a man building a house, who digged and went deep, and
laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream
brake against that house, and could not shake it: because it had been
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that built a
house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream
brake, and straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that house was
great." (Luke 6:20-49)