Luke 6 (New American Standard)

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Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1 1Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples 2were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do what 3is not lawful on the Sabbath?" 3 And Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read 4what 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 the aconsecrated bread which 5is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions ?" 5 And He was saying to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." 6 6On another Sabbath He entered 7the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there bwhose right hand was withered. 7 The scribes and the Pharisees 8were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him. 8 But He 9knew cwhat they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and dcome forward !" And he got up and ecame forward. 9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?" 10 After 10looking around at them all, He said to him, "Stretch out your hand!" And he did so; and his hand was restored. 11 But they themselves were filled with frage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Choosing the Twelve

12 It was gat this time that He went off to 11the mountain to 12pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, 13He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as 14apostles: 14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and hJames and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; 15 and 15Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot; 16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. 17 Jesus 16came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was 17a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of 18Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured. 19 And all the ipeople were trying to 19touch Him, for 20power was coming from Him and healing them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "21Blessed are jyou who are poor, for 22yours is the kingdom of God. 21 "Blessed are kyou who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 "23Blessed are you when men hate you, and 24ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 "Be glad in that day and 25leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For 26in the same way their fathers used to ltreat the prophets. 24 "But woe to 27you who are rich, for 28you are receiving your comfort in full. 25 "Woe to you who mare well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to ntreat the 29false prophets in the same way. 27 "But I say to you who hear, 30love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, 31pray for those who omistreat you. 29 "32Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your pcoat, do not withhold your qshirt from him either. 30 "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 "r33Treat others the same way you want sthem to treat you. 32 "34If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 "If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 "35If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 "But 36love your enemies, and do good, and lend, texpecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be 37sons of 38the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 "uBe merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 "39Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; v40pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 "Give, and it will be given to you. They will wpour 41into your lap a 42good measure -pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." 39 And He also spoke a parable to them: "43A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 "44A xpupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will ybe like his teacher. 41 "Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 "Or 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. 43 "45For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, zon the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 "46For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 "47The good man out of the good aatreasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; 48for his mouth speaks from bbthat which fills his heart.

Builders and Foundations

46 "49Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? 47 "50Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and ccacts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dddug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the eetorrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 "But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the fftorrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great."
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