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1 Now it came about that on the Sabbath he was going through the fields of grain, and his disciples took the heads of the grain for food, crushing them in their hands. 1 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.
2 But some of the Pharisees said, Why do you do what it is not right to do on the Sabbath? 2 Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
3 And Jesus said, Have you not seen in the Writings what David did when he was in need of food, he, and those who were with him; 3 Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4 How he went into the house of God and took for food the holy bread, which only the priests may take, and gave it to those who were with him? 4 He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions."
5 And he said, The Son of man is lord even of the Sabbath. 5 Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
6 And it came about, on another Sabbath, that he went into the Synagogue and was teaching there. And a man was there whose right hand was dead. 6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath, so that they might be able to say something against him. 7 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.
8 But he had knowledge of their thoughts; and he said to the man whose hand was dead, Get up and come into the middle. And he got up and came forward. 8 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Get up and stand in front of everyone." So he got up and stood there.
9 And Jesus said, I put the question to you, Is it right to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil? to give life or to take it away? 9 Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
10 And looking round on all of them, he said to him, Put out your hand. And he did so: and his hand was made well. 10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored.
11 But they were full of wrath, and were talking together about what they might do to Jesus. 11 But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12 And it came about in those days that he went out to the mountain for prayer; and he was all night in prayer to God. 12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
13 And the day came and, turning to his disciples, he made a selection from among them of twelve, to whom he gave the name of Apostles; 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:
14 Simon, to whom he gave the name of Peter, and Andrew, his brother, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
15 And Matthew and Thomas and James, the son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was named the Zealot, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,
16 And Judas, the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, he who was false to him. 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17 And he came down with them to a level place, and a great band of his disciples, and a very great number of people from all Judaea and Jerusalem and from the parts of Tyre and Sidon by the sea, came to give hearing to him, and to be made well from their diseases; 17 He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coast of Tyre and Sidon,
18 And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were made well. 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured,
19 And all the people were desiring to be touched by him, for power came from him and made them all well. 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
20 And turning his eyes to his disciples he said, Happy are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours. 20 Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Happy are you who are in need of food now: for you will be made full. Happy are you who are weeping now; for you will be glad. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man. 22 Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
23 Be glad in that day, and be lifted up for joy, for your reward in heaven will be great: for their fathers did these same things to the prophets. 23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24 But unhappy are you who have wealth: for you have been comforted now. 24 "But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
25 Unhappy are you who are full of food now: for you will be in need. Unhappy are you who are laughing now: for you will be crying in sorrow. 25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
26 Unhappy are you when all men give you their approval: for so their fathers did to the false prophets. 26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.
27 But I say to you who give ear to me, Have love for those who are against you, do good to those who have hate for you, 27 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 Give blessing to those who give you curses, say prayers for those who are cruel to you. 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29 If a man gives you a blow on one side of your face, then let the other side be turned to him; from him who takes away your coat, do not keep back your robe. 29 If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.
30 Give to everyone who comes with a request, and if a man takes away your property, make no attempt to get it back again. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 If you have love for those who have love for you, what credit is it to you? for even sinners have love for those who have love for them. 32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them.
33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is it to you? for even sinners do the same. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that.
34 And if you let those have the use of your money, from whom you are hoping to get it back, what credit is it to you? even sinners do so to sinners, hoping to get back as much as they gave. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full.
35 But be loving to those who are against you and do them good, and give them your money, not giving up hope, and your reward will be great and you will be the sons of the Most High: for he is kind to evil men, and to those who have hard hearts. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
36 Be full of pity, even as your Father is full of pity. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged: do not give punishment to others, and you will not get punishment yourselves: make others free, and you will be made free: 37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38 Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, crushed down, full and running over, they will give to you. For in the same measure as you give, it will be given to you again. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
39 And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, Is it possible for one blind man to be guide to another? will they not go falling together into a hole? 39 He also told them this parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?
40 The disciple is not greater than his master, but everyone whose learning is complete will be like his master. 40 A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
41 And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye? 41 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
42 How will you say to your brother, Brother, let me take the grain of dust out of your eye, when you yourself do not see the bit of wood in your eye? O false one! first take the wood out of your eye and then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your brother's eye. 42 How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
43 For no good tree gives bad fruit, and no bad tree gives good fruit. 43 "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
44 For every tree is judged by its fruit. Men do not get figs from thorns, or grapes from blackberry plants. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.
45 The good man, out of the good store of his heart, gives good things; and the evil man, out of his evil store, gives evil: for out of the full store of the heart come the words of the mouth. 45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
46 Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
47 Everyone who comes to me and gives ear to my words and does them, I will make clear to you what he is like: 47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.
48 He is like a man building a house, who went deep and put the base of it on a rock; and when the water came up and the river was driving against that house, it was not moved, because the building was good. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
49 But he who gives hearing, without doing, is like a man building a house on the earth without a base for it; and when the force of the river came against it, straight away it came down; and the destruction of that house was great. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."