Matthew 51 And seeing the multitudes, he went up on the mountain: and when he sat down, his disciples came to him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for 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 sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its taste, with what shall it be salted? it is no longer good for anything, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. 17 Do not think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke, shall by any means pass away from the law, until all is fulfilled. 19 Therefore, whoever shall break one of the least commandments, and shall so teach men to do, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, That unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall never enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21 You have heard that it was said to them of old, You shall not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be subject to judgment: 22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of judgment: and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire. 23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you; 24 Leave your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Come to terms with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him; lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 26 Truly I say to you, You shall by no means come out of there, until you have paid the last farthing. 27 You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery: 28 But I say to you, That whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that your whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that your whole body should be cast into hell. 31 It has been said, Whoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce: 32 But I say to you, That whoever shall divorce his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever shall marry a woman who has been divorced commits adultery. 33 Again, you have heard that it has been said to them of old, You shall not swear falsely, but shall fulfill your oaths to the Lord: 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all; either by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Or by the earth; for it is his footstool: or by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statements be, Yes for yes; No for no: for whatever is more than these comes from the evil one. 38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say to you, Do not resist evil: but whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man wants to sue you, and take away your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41 And whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow from you. 43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; 45 That you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? do not even the tax gatherers do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what are you doing more than others? do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Therefore be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
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