And turning His gazetoward His disciples, He began to say, "1Blessed are ayou who are poor, for 2yours is the kingdom of God.21"Blessed are byou who hungernow, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weepnow, for you shall laugh.22"3Blessed are you whenmenhate you, and 4ostracize 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 5leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For 6in the sameway their fathers used to ctreat the prophets.24"But woe to 7you who are rich, for 8you are receiving your comfort in full.25"Woe to you who dare 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 etreat the 9falseprophets in the sameway.27"But I say to you who hear, 10love your enemies, dogood to those who hate you,28blessthose who curse you, 11pray for those who fmistreat you.29"12Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the otheralso; and whoever takesaway your gcoat, do not withhold your hshirt from him either.30"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takesawaywhat is yours, do not demand it back.31"i13Treatothers the sameway you wantjthem to treat you.32"14If 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"15If 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 16love your enemies, and dogood, and lend, kexpectingnothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be 17sons of 18the MostHigh; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.36"lBe merciful, just as your Father is merciful.37"19Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; m20pardon, and you will be pardoned.38"Give, and it will be given to you. They will npour21into your lap a 22goodmeasure-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: "23A blindmancannotguide a blindman, can he? Will they not bothfall into a pit?40"24A opupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fullytrained, will pbe 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"25For there is nogoodtree which producesbadfruit, nor, qon the otherhand, a badtree which producesgoodfruit.44"26For eachtree is known by its ownfruit. For men do not gatherfigs from thorns, nor do they pickgrapes from a briarbush.45"27The goodman out of the goodrtreasure of his heartbringsforthwhat is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringsforthwhat is evil; 28for his mouthspeaks from sthat whichfills his heart.