Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath1 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. 2 But some of the Pharisees said d “Why are you doing e what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” 3 And Jesus answered them, f “Have you not read g what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how 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?” 5 And he said to them, j “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
A Man with a Withered Hand6 On another Sabbath k he entered the synagogue l and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And 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. 8 But 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. 9 And 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?” 10 And 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. 11 But they were filled with s fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
The Twelve Apostles12 In these days t he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. 13 And when day came u he called his disciples v and w chose from them twelve, whom he named x apostles: 14 Simon y whom he named Peter, and z Andrew his brother, and aa James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and ab Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called ac the Zealot, 16 and ad Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude17 And 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, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. ah And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd ai sought to touch him, for aj power came out from him and healed them all.
The Beatitudes20 And 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. 22 “Blessed 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 Woes24 av “But woe to you who are rich aw for you ax have received your consolation. 25 “Woe 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. 26 “Woe to you bb when all people speak well of you, for bc so their fathers did to bd the false prophets.
Love Your Enemies27 “But 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 skineither. 30 bl Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And 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. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And 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. 35 But 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 Others37 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.” 39 He 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? 42 How 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 Fruit43 “For ch no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for 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 Rock46 cm “Why cn do you call me ‘Lord, 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: 48 he 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 rock49 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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