Luke 6:20-45 (New American Standard)

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The Beatitudes

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "1Blessed are ayou who are poor, for 2yours is the kingdom of God. 21 "Blessed are byou who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 "3Blessed are you when men hate 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 same way 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-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 etreat the 9false prophets in the same way. 27 "But I say to you who hear, 10love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, 11pray for those who fmistreat you. 29 "12Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your gcoat, do not withhold your hshirt from him either. 30 "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 "i13Treat others the same way you want jthem to treat you. 32 "14If 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 "15If 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 16love your enemies, and do good, and lend, kexpecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be 17sons of 18the Most High; 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 npour 21into your lap a 22good 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: "23A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 "24A opupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will pbe 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 "25For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, qon the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 "26For 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 "27The good man out of the good rtreasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; 28for his mouth speaks from sthat which fills his heart.
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