ND seeing the
multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set down, his
disciples came unto him:
. .2 And he opened
his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
. .4 Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
. .5 Blessed
are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
.6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
. .7 Blessed are
the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
.8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
. .9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be
called the children of God.
. .10 Blessed
are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
. .11 Blessed are ye,
when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of
evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so
persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
. .13 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have
received your consolation.
. .14 Woe unto
you that are full now, for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now,
for ye shall mourn and weep.
. .15 Woe unto
you, when all men shall speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt
have lost its savour, wherewith shall it again be salted? it is
thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under
foot by men.
. .17 Ye are the light of the
world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
. .18 Neither do men light a lamp and put it under a
bushel, but on a lampstand; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
. .19 Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is
Think not that I am come to destroy the law,
or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
. .21 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and
earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till
all be fulfilled.
. .22 Whosoever therefore
shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men
so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever
shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of
. .23 For I say unto you, That
except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes
and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ye have heard that it was said to them of old
time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of
. .25 But I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of judgment: and
whosoever shall abuse his brother, shall be in danger of the council: but
whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
. .26 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar,
and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
. .27 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go
thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy
. .28 Agree with thine adversary
quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the
adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the
officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou
hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt
not commit adultery:
. .31 But I say unto
you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed
adultery with her already in his heart.
.32 And if thy right eye causeth thee to offend, pluck it out, and
cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into
. .33 And if thy right hand causeth
thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable
for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole
body should be cast into hell.
. .34 It hath
been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing
. .35 But I say unto you,
That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of
fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her
that is divorced committeth adultery.
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said
to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform
unto the Lord thine oaths:
. .37 But I say
unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's
. .38 Nor by the earth; for it is
his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great
. .39 Neither shalt thou swear by thy
head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
. .40 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay,
nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye
for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not him that is evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
. .43 And if any man will sue thee, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also.
. .44 And
whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
. .45 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that
would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
.47 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, pray for them that
. .48 That ye may be the
children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise
on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the
. .49 For if ye love them which love
you, what reward have ye? do not even the tax-gatherers the same?
. .50 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye
more than others? do not even the Gentiles so?
.51 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what gain
have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much
. .52 But love ye your enemies, and
do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be
great, and ye shall be the children of the Most High: for he is kind unto
the unthankful and to the evil.
. .53 Be ye
merciful, as your Father also is merciful.