bh[See ver. 27 above]
cf[See ver. 37 above]

Luke 6

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1 a  On a Sabbath
Some manuscripts  On the second first Sabbath (that is, on the second Sabbath after the first)
while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples c  plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2But some of the Pharisees said d  Why are you doing e  what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3And Jesus answered them, f  “Have you not read g  what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4how he entered the house of God and took and ate h  the bread of the Presence i  which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” 5And he said to them, j  “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

6On another Sabbath k  he entered the synagogue l  and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7And the scribes and the Pharisees m  watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath n  so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8But o  he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9And Jesus said to them, “I ask you p  is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10And q  after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And r  he did so, and his hand was restored. 11But they were filled with s  fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

The Twelve Apostles

12In these days t  he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13And when day came u  he called his disciples v  and w  chose from them twelve, whom he named x  apostles: 14Simon y  whom he named Peter, and z  Andrew his brother, and aa  James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15and ab  Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called ac  the Zealot, 16and ad  Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

17And ae  he came down with them and stood on a level place, with af  a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of ag  Tyre and Sidon, 18who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. ah  And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all the crowd ai  sought to touch him, for aj  power came out from him and healed them all.

The Beatitudes

20And ak  he lifted up his eyes on his disciples al  and said:

Blessed are you who are poor, for am  yours is the kingdom of God.

21 an  Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

ao  Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

22Blessed are you when ap  people hate you and when they aq  exclude you and revile you and ar  spurn your name as evil as  on account of the Son of Man! 23 at  Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for au  so their fathers did to the prophets.

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24 av  But woe to you who are rich aw  for you ax  have received your consolation.

25Woe to you who are full now, for ay  you shall be hungry.

Woe to az  you who laugh now ba  for you shall mourn and weep.

26Woe to you bb  when all people speak well of you, for bc  so their fathers did to bd  the false prophets.

Love Your Enemies

27But I say to you who hear be  Love your enemies bf  do good to those who hate you, 28 bg  bless those who curse you bh  pray for those who abuse you. 29 bi  To one who bj  strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
30 bl  Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31And bm  as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

32 bn  If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34And bo  if you bp  lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35But bq  love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and br  you will be sons of bs  the Most High, for bt  he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 bu  Be merciful, even as bv  your Father is merciful.

Judging Others

37 bw , bx  Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; by  forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 bz  give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put ca  into your lap. For cb  with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

39He also told them a parable: cc  Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 cd  A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is ce  fully trained will be like his teacher. 41 cf  Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but cg  do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

A Tree and Its Fruit

43For ch  no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44for ci  each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 cj  The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces ck  evil cl  for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Build Your House on the Rock

46 cm  Why cn  do you call meLord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 co  Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
Some manuscripts founded upon the rock
49 cq  But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and cr  the ruin of that house was great.”

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