It was aat thistime that He wentoff to 1the mountain to 2pray, and He spent the wholenight in prayer to God.
And whendaycame, 3He called His disciples to Him and chosetwelve of them, whom He alsonamed as 4apostles:
14Simon, whom He alsonamedPeter, and Andrew his brother; and bJames and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;
and 5Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot;
16Judas the son of James, and JudasIscariot, whobecame a traitor.
Jesus 6camedown with them and stood on a levelplace; and there was 7a largecrowd of His disciples, and a greatthrong of people from allJudea and Jerusalem and the coastalregion of 8Tyre and Sidon,
18who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with uncleanspirits were being cured.
And all the cpeople were trying to 9touch Him, for 10power was coming from Him and healing them all.
And turning His gazetoward His disciples, He began to say, "11Blessed are dyou who are poor, for 12yours is the kingdom of God.21"Blessed are eyou who hungernow, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weepnow, for you shall laugh.22"13Blessed are you whenmenhate 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 sameway 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-fednow, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laughnow, for you shall mourn and weep.26"Woe to you whenallmenspeakwell of you, for their fathers used to htreat the 19falseprophets in the sameway.27"But I say to you who hear, 20love your enemies, dogood to those who hate you,28blessthose who curse you, 21pray for those who imistreat you.29"22Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the otheralso; and whoever takesaway your jcoat, do not withhold your kshirt from him either.30"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takesawaywhat is yours, do not demand it back.31"l23Treatothers the sameway you wantmthem to treat you.32"24If you lovethose who love you, whatcredit is that to you? For evensinnerslovethose who love them.33"If you dogood to those who dogood to you, whatcredit is that to you? For evensinnersdo the same.34"25If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, whatcredit is that to you? Evensinnerslend to sinners in order to receiveback the same amount.35"But 26love your enemies, and dogood, and lend, nexpectingnothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be 27sons of 28the MostHigh; 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 qpour31into your lap a 32goodmeasure-presseddown, shakentogether, and runningover. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."39
And He alsospoke a parable to them: "33A blindmancannotguide a blindman, can he? Will they not bothfall into a pit?40"34A rpupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fullytrained, will sbe like his teacher.41"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother'seye, but do not notice the log that is in your owneye?42"Or howcan 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, firsttake the log out of your own eye, and then you will seeclearly to take out the speck that is in your brother'seye.43"35For there is nogoodtree which producesbadfruit, nor, ton the otherhand, a badtree which producesgoodfruit.44"36For eachtree is known by its ownfruit. For men do not gatherfigs from thorns, nor do they pickgrapes from a briarbush.45"37The goodman out of the goodutreasure of his heartbringsforthwhat is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringsforthwhat is evil; 38for his mouthspeaks from vthat whichfills his heart.