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Matthew 5

NLT 1 One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, NIV 1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, NLT 2 and he began to teach them. NIV 2 and he began to teach them, saying: NLT 3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. NIV 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. NLT 4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. NIV 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. NLT 5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. NIV 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. NLT 6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. NIV 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. NLT 7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. NIV 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. NLT 8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. NIV 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. NLT 9 God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. NIV 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. NLT 10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. NIV 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. NLT 11 “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. NIV 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. NLT 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. NIV 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. NLT 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. NIV 13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. NLT 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. NIV 14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. NLT 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. NIV 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. NLT 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. NIV 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. NLT 17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. NIV 17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. NLT 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. NIV 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. NLT 19 So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. NIV 19 Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. NLT 20 “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven! NIV 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. NLT 21 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ NIV 21 "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' NLT 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. NIV 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca, ' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. NLT 23 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, NIV 23 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, NLT 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. NIV 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. NLT 25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. NIV 25 "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. NLT 26 And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny. NIV 26 I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. NLT 27 “You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ NIV 27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' NLT 28 But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. NIV 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. NLT 29 So if your eye—even your good eye —causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. NIV 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. NLT 30 And if your hand—even your stronger hand —causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. NIV 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. NLT 31 “You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’ NIV 31 "It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' NLT 32 But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also commits adultery. NIV 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. NLT 33 “You have also heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the .’ NIV 33 "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' NLT 34 But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, ‘By heaven!’ because heaven is God’s throne. NIV 34 But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; NLT 35 And do not say, ‘By the earth!’ because the earth is his footstool. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. NIV 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. NLT 36 Do not even say, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black. NIV 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. NLT 37 Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one. NIV 37 Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. NLT 38 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ NIV 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' NLT 39 But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. NIV 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. NLT 40 If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. NIV 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. NLT 41 If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. NIV 41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. NLT 42 Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow. NIV 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. NLT 43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. NIV 43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' NLT 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! NIV 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, NLT 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. NIV 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. NLT 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. NIV 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? NLT 47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. NIV 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? NLT 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. NIV 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.