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1 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples broke off heads of wheat, rubbed off the husks in their hands, and ate the grains. 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 Pharisees said, "You shouldn't be doing that! It's against the law to work by harvesting grain on the Sabbath." 2 Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
3 Jesus replied, "Haven't you ever read in the Scriptures what King David did when he and his companions were hungry? 3 Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4 He went into the house of God, ate the special bread reserved for the priests alone, and then gave some to his friends. That was breaking the law, too." 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 Jesus added, "I, the Son of Man, am master even of the Sabbath." 5 Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
6 On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. 6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.
7 The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched closely to see whether Jesus would heal the man on the Sabbath, because they were eager to find some legal charge to bring 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 Jesus knew their thoughts. He said to the man with the deformed hand, "Come and stand here where everyone can see." So the man 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 Then Jesus said to his critics, "I have a question for you. Is it legal to do good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing harm? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?" 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 He looked around at them one by one and then said to the man, "Reach out your hand." The man reached out his hand, and it became normal again! 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 At this, the enemies of Jesus were wild with rage and began to discuss what to do with him. 11 But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12 One day soon afterward Jesus went to a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names: 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:
14 Simon (he also called him Peter), Andrew (Peter's brother), James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
15 Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the Zealot), 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,
16 Judas (son of James), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him). 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
17 When they came down the slopes of the mountain, the disciples stood with Jesus on a large, level area, surrounded by many of his followers and by the crowds. There were people from all over Judea and from Jerusalem and from as far north as the seacoasts of Tyre and Sidon. 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 They had come to hear him and to be healed, and Jesus cast out many evil spirits. 18 who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by evil spirits were cured,
19 Everyone was trying to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and they were all cured. 19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.
20 Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said, "God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is given to you. 20 Looking at his disciples, he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. God blesses you who weep now, for the time will come when you will laugh with joy. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
22 God blesses you who are hated and excluded and mocked and cursed because you are identified with me, 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 "When that happens, rejoice! Yes, leap for joy! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were also treated that way by your ancestors." 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 "What sorrows await you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now. 24 "But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
25 What sorrows await you who are satisfied and prosperous now, for a time of awful hunger is before you. What sorrows await you who laugh carelessly, for your laughing will turn to mourning and 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 What sorrows await you who are praised by the crowds, for their ancestors also praised 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 if you are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 27 "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 Pray for the happiness of those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. 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 what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
31 Do for others as you would like them to do for you." 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 "Do you think you deserve credit merely for loving those who love you? Even the sinners do that! 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 only to those who do good to you, is that so wonderful? Even sinners do that much! 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 lend money only to those who can repay you, what good is that? Even sinners will lend to their own kind for a full return." 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 "Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to the unthankful and to those who are wicked. 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 You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate." 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37 "Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven. 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 If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving -- large or small -- it will be used to measure what is given back to you." 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 Then Jesus gave the following illustration: "What good is it for one blind person to lead another? The first one will fall into a ditch and pull the other down also. 39 He also told them this parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?
40 A student is not greater than the teacher. But the student who works hard will become like the teacher." 40 A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.
41 "And why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own? 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 can you think of saying, 'Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,' when you can't see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend'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 "A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. 43 "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.
44 A tree is identified by the kind of fruit it produces. Figs never grow on thornbushes or grapes on bramble bushes. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.
45 A good person produces good deeds from a good heart, and an evil person produces evil deeds from an evil heart. Whatever is in your heart determines what you say." 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 "So why do you call me 'Lord,' when you won't obey me? 46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
47 I will show you what it's like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then obeys me. 47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.
48 It is like a person who builds a house on a strong foundation laid upon the underlying rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against the house, it stands firm because it is well built. 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 anyone who listens and doesn't obey is like a person who builds a house without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will crumble into a heap of ruins." 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."