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Luke 6:12-45 (New American Standard)

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Choosing the Twelve

12 It was aat this time that He went off to 1the mountain to 2pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, 3He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as 4apostles: 14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and bJames and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; 15 and 5Matthew 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 6came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was 7a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of 8Tyre 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 cpeople were trying to 9touch Him, for 10power was coming from Him and healing them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "11Blessed are dyou who are poor, for 12yours is the kingdom of God. 21 "Blessed are eyou who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 "13Blessed are you when men hate you, and 14ostracize 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 15leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For 16in the same way their fathers used to ftreat the prophets. 24 "But woe to 17you who are rich, for 18you are receiving your comfort in full. 25 "Woe to you who gare 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 htreat the 19false prophets in the same way. 27 "But I say to you who hear, 20love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, 21pray for those who imistreat you. 29 "22Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your jcoat, do not withhold your kshirt from him either. 30 "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 "l23Treat others the same way you want mthem to treat you. 32 "24If 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 "25If 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 26love your enemies, and do good, and lend, nexpecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be 27sons of 28the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 "oBe merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 "29Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; p30pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 "Give, and it will be given to you. They will qpour 31into your lap a 32good 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: "33A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 "34A rpupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will sbe 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 "35For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, ton the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 "36For 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 "37The good man out of the good utreasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; 38for his mouth speaks from vthat which fills his heart.
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